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Nigerian ingredients 1 5 Nigerian cuisine: 32 Essential Nigerian food ingredients

Nigerian cuisine: 32 Essential Nigerian food ingredients

Nigeria is a country blessed with an abundance of food. From the arid desert in the far north to the savannah in the middle belt and tropical rain forest of the deep south, each region produces a variety of produce and livestock some of which are peculiar to the particular […]

Osumada 1 2 Osumada Soup

Osumada Soup

Osumada Soup is made with palm nut juice and the special ingredient is the osumada stick. Osumada (liquorice or oburunbebe) stick is the root of the plant, it is aromatic with a sweet flavour. This soup is native to the Agbor people of the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and […]

Easy and delicious Nigerian Fisherman soup

Nigerian Fisherman soup

Nigerian Fisherman soup is a simple soup made with fish and other seafood as its protein source. It is called Efere Ndek Iyak in Efik and is indigenous to the people of Akwa-Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria. Living with rivers winding through their towns and villages and bound […]

10 common Nigerian breakfast dishes

10 common Nigerian breakfast dishes

Breakfast is fast-paced these days in Nigeria, with both parents working and domestic staff being expensive and sometimes unreliable even unsafe. There was a time when breakfast was more elaborate. The family could enjoy a continental breakfast with all its trappings, especially during the weekends. Breakfast then could be

Perfectly made Starch (Usi)

How to make Starch (Usi), Delta starch

Well made Delta Usi (Starch) is yellow, thick, stretchy and gelatinous. Made from cassava, raw starch has the same consistency as raw corn starch (akamu, ogi, pap). It is the perfect accompaniment for Banga or Owho soup. Swallowing it is so effortless you might end up overeating. For some, how […]

Hearty Jamaican chicken soup

Jamaican chicken soup with dumplings

Jamaican Chicken Soup is a simple and hearty soup with a very rich flavour. It is such an easy soup to make that will have your taste buds singing¬†and your belly full and warm.¬†There is a complete meal in each bowl of soup. Practically every cuisine has a chicken soup, […]

Healthy, delicious, Ighu (Abacha).

Ighu (Abacha), African Salad

tIIghu (Abacha) is made from a tuber of the same name whose stem is thorny. It is similar to abacha which is made from processing cassava tuber. The processing of ighu is similar to that of abacha, while processed abacha is white (sometimes cream), ighu is cream or a light […]

okro soup 12 Nigerian dishes everyone should know how to cook

12 Nigerian dishes everyone should know how to cook

Nigeria is blessed with so much food, fresh organic produce with a lot of variety, due to its climate range. Nigerian climate changes from the north (Sokoto) to the south (Calabar), from Savannah to the rainforest which is reflected in the vegetation and food found in each region. They are […]

tiger nut

Amazing facts about Tiger nut oil

I have never associated Tiger nut with oil, never. Tiger nuts, Cyperus esculentus, sedge, chufas (Spain), aya (hausa), imumu/ofio (yoruba), aki awusa (Igbo) are those tiny nuts, that are not really nuts sold by street vendors in their wheelbarrows on Nigerian streets, alongside dry dates and kuli-kuli. Crunchy, sweet and […]

Asaro (mashed yam porridge)

Asaro (Mashed yam porridge)

Asaro is an easy one-pot dish of yam porridge/pottage which is popular in western Nigeria. Different from the other type of yam porridge, Asaro is cooked with tomatoes and peppers, then mashed to a complete puree or with a few lumps of yam left unmashed for texture. It is most […]