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Egusi Soup

   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. 

Ingredients :

  • 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
  • Onions 
  • 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 ๐Ÿ’ญ?????????? 


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