I can say that this is one very common soup eaten in Nigerian homes. There are various methods and styles of cooking this soup, and I can’t say which one is the best.
I can’t remember the first time I ate the soup but I do know that I have loved the soup ever since.
Egusi can be prepared with different vegetables, you can use amunututu, ugwu, bitter leaf.
I’ll be sharing how I prepare mine.
- 1/2 cup of bitter leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon locust bean
- 1 cup of chopped Ugwu leaves
- 1 cup group egusi
- 2 seasoning cubes
- 1/2 cup Rodo
- 1 cooking spoon of palm oil
- Precooked meat
How to prepare it:
- Combine grounded egusi with 2 tablespoons of water, mix well until a thick paste is formed.
- Blend rodo with onions and set aside.
- Place a medium sized pot on the fire.
- Add palm oil and allow to heat.
- Add blended rodo and onions to the pot and allow to fry for 3 minutes.
- Add chopped bitter leaves, stir and allow to fry also for about 5 minutes.
- Add the Egusi paste into the pot.
- Allow to fry for about 3 minutes.
- Add all other ingredients apart from chopped ugwu.
- Cover the pot and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Stir egusi and taste for salt.
- Add the vegetables and simmer for 5 minutes
You can enjoy Egusi soup with starch, Pupuru, eba, Iyan(pounded yam)
What are your thoughts 💭??????????