Best Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

Bicol Express Recipe
Bicol Express Recipe

Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup is a delicious spicy light soup made with herbs and spices. Nigerians love pepper soup and can make pepper soup out of any protein once pepper soup herbs and spices are available. My family is totally in love with pepper soup and we serve it alone or with rice, agidi (eko), yam or bread.

Awara, Tofu is the curd of soybean milk, high in protein and iron, a good source of calcium and low in calories. There is so much good in Awara for vegans, vegetarians, weight loss enthusiasts and people who want to cut back on meat consumption.

It can be bought already made or you can easily make your own at home. Click the link to learn the Easy way to make Awara (Beske, Tofu). 

Best Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

There are so many ways you can incorporate Awara into your diet because on its own it is bland but absorbs the flavour of ingredients very well. Tofu soup is a fantastic way to cook Awara.

Best Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

Usually, I fry or bake my Awara before using it for most dishes, especially soups, sauces and stews. This gives it texture, making the outside crispy and helps it hold its form in the soup. Also, since it is drier, it will absorb more of the cooking liquid therefore more flavour is infused into it. So you can fry, bake or grill your awara for this pepper soup, on the other hand, you can use it fresh.

For your pepper soup, use as much pepper as you can tolerate. Instead of the different spices used here, you can use store-bought Pepper soup spice mix or any mixture of spices you like.

To prepare Awara Pepper Soup, Tofu Soup

1 1/2 cups Awara (Tofu)
1/2 Small Onions (slice)
2 Seasoning cubes
1 tablespoon ground Crayfish
2 teaspoons Pepper soup spice*
Salt
Fresh Pepper (Scotch bonnet) 
Vegetable oil 
OR
*1 teaspoon Uziza seed
1 Ehuru (Calabash nutmeg)
1 Uda
Nchuanwu (Scent leaf)

 

Ingredients for Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

Cut Awara into bite-size cubes. Place on a tray, cover with a kitchen napkin and gently press to remove as much water as possible.

Season with salt and seasoning cube, set aside.

seasoned awara, tofu

Slice onions, wash and shred scent leaves, set aside.

Place a frying pan over medium-high heat, add enough vegetable oil to shallow fry Awara (Tofu).

When hot add Awara and fry until browned on all sides. Drain and set aside.

In a small pot place onions, seasoning cubes, crayfish, pepper soup spices and fresh pepper, add 3 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil.

Add Awara and cook for 10 minutes.

Awara, tofu in broth

Add Nchuanwu (scent leaf), cook for 3 minutes and take off the heat. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving.

Awara, tofu pepper soup in a pot

Serve with rice, bread etc.

 

Notes

  • Instead of the different spices used here, you can use store-bought Pepper soup spice mix or any mixture of spices you like.

If you enjoyed my Awara Peppersoup, Tofu Soup, you would also enjoy my Easy Awara stew, Awara Cabbage salad, Mushroom Pepper soup, Snail Pepper soup, Stockfish pepper soup, Dry fish Pepper soup and Mushroom soup without cream. Also learn how to make Awara, Beske, Tofu.

Best Awara Pepper soup, Tofu Soup

Awara Pepper Soup, Tofu Soup

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Awara Pepper Soup, Tofu Soup is a delicious light soup made with herbs and spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Nigerian, world
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ cups Awara Tofu
  • ½ Small Onions slice
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground Crayfish
  • 2 teaspoons Peppersoup spice*
  • Salt
  • Fresh Pepper Scotch bonnet
  • Vegetable oil
  • OR
  • *1 teaspoon Uziza seed
  • 1 Ehuru Calabash nutmeg
  • 1 Uda
  • Nchuanwu Scent leaf

Instructions
 

  • Cut Awara into bite-size cubes. Place on a tray, cover with a kitchen napkin and gently press to remove as much water as possible.
  • Season with salt and set aside.
  • Slice onions, wash and shred scent leaves, set aside.
  • Place a frying pan over medium-high heat, add enough vegetable oil to shallow fry Awara (Tofu).
  • When hot add Awara and fry until browned on all sides. Drain and set aside.
  • In a small pot place onions, seasoning cubes, crayfish, pepper soup spices and fresh pepper, add 3 cups of water. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Add Awara and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add Nchuanwu (scent leaf), cook for 3 minutes and take off the heat. Leave to stand for a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve with rice, bread etc.

Notes

  • Instead of the different spices used here, you can use store-bought Pepper soup spice mix or any mixture of spices you like.
Keyword Awara Tofu, health food, nigerian soup, pepper soup, spicy

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