Wednesday, 10 October 2018

5 Best Nigerian Soups For Swallow

Today we will be looking at the 5 best Nigeria soup for swallow... read below.

Photo: Sisi Jemimah
Egusi (also known by variations including agusi, agushi) is the name for the fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous plants (squash, melon, gourd), which after being dried and ground are used as a major ingredient in West African cuisine. Authorities disagree whether the word is used more properly for the seeds of the colocynth, those of a particular large-seeded variety of the watermelon, or generically for those of any cucurbitaceous plant. The characteristics and uses of all these seeds are broadly similar. Major egusi-growing nations include Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria, and Cameroon.

Photo: Wazobia African Market.
Efo Riro: A Yoruba Delicacy. Efo Riro is a rich vegetable soup that is native to the Yorubas of Western Nigeria. The vegetables that can be used to cook this soup are Efo Shoko or Efo Tete (Green Amaranth).

Ogbono soup (Igbo: bush mango) is a Nigerian dish made with ground dry ogbono seeds  (the local name for Irvingia) seeds, with considerable local variation. The ground ogbono seeds are used as a thickener, and give the soup a black coloration. Besides seeds, water and palm oil, it typically contains meat, seasonings such as chili pepper, leaf vegetables and other vegetables. 

Typical leaf vegetables include bitterleaf and celosia. Typical other vegetables include tomatoes and okra. Typical seasonings include chiles, onions, and iru (fermented locust beans). Typical meats include beef, goat, fish, chicken, bush meat, shrimp, or crayfish.

It can be eaten with fufu, pounded yam, or with rice. In other countries the soup may be available in packaged prepared form in some markets that specialize in Western African foods. Ogbono soup has a mucilaginous (slimy) texture, similar to okra soup.

Main ingredients Ogbono seeds, water, oil, leaf vegetables (bitterleaf and celosia), other vegetables, seasonings, meat

Photo: Stock Fish Okra Soup (Ila Alasepo II) - My Active Kitchen
Okra soup is prepared using the edible green seed pods of the okra flowering plant as a primary ingredient. It is greenish in colour. Okra has a slippery feel when rubbed with the fingers. The edible green seed pods can also be used in stews

Afang Soup is a vegetable soup that originates from the Efik people of the Efuk kingdom in Cross River State and the Ibibio People of Akwa Ibom in South South Nigeria. It is a dish popularly known by Nigerians and also some parts of Africa, it is especially popular among the Ibibio, the Anang and the Ndoki people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River state whom have adopted this cuisine as part of there cultural identity. It is served at homes and also sometimes at ceremonies such as weddings, burials, festivals etc mostly in the southern part of Nigeria. Afang soup is very nutritious and cost of preparation can be adaptable based on family needs. Ingredients used to prepare Afang includes beef, fish, palm oil, crayfish, pepper, Shaki (beef tripe), waterleaf,okazi leaf, onion, periwinkle salt and some other seasonings.

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