• Category Archives: Nigerian Soups

    Nigerian Black Soup

    Black soup often referred to as Omoebe is lauded for its medicinal capabilities. Originating from Edo state, it earned its name because of the oxidisation of some of the vegetables. The oxidisation causes the vegetables to darken which is where the soup got its name. The iron content from the ugwu (pumpkin leaves), the hypertension reduction property

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    Afiame Soup Recipe

    Afiame soup is a beans based soup that is originally consumed in Edo state. It is very reminiscent of Gbegiri which is a beans soup consumed by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The difference is in the ingredients used to achieve this finger licking meal. Before I go into the details of this recipe, I

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    Beniseed Soup

    Beniseed soup also known as sesame seed soup is a soup that is common in some parts of the south south or middle belt parts of Nigeria. Yes you heard right! Sesame seed soup is a thing in Nigeria. Traditionally, in some parts of Nigeria, it is cooked without fresh tomatoes or red bell peppers

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    Obe Ishapa Recipe

    This Obe Ishapa recipe is my way of apologizing for the break in transmission. A lot has been happening with work NYSC & other related activities that Afrolems has taken a hit in the past few weeks. I apologize. I am still trying to find my bearing blogging in Nigeria, after the traffic, hectic drive

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    Okro Tomato Peppersoup

    As a Nigerian, my senses are wired to receive spicy food and Okro Tomato Peppersoup is on that list like no man’s business. Traditionally, Okro Peppersoup is consumed in Nigeria without the tomato but I decided to make mine a more wholesome soup by including more vitamin C in it. The tomato also gives the soup a

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    How to make Nigerian Native Soup

    This is one soup that I promised myself that if I did not find isam, I would not make it. For those that don’t know what Isam, it is periwinkles and in Rivers state in Nigeria, this soup is not complete without an assortment of seafood. I did not even have all the necessary seafood

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    Margi Special

    The dishes that come out of Nigeria never cease to amaze me. Especially the dishes from Northern Nigeria. A long time ago, my friend told me about this dish from Adamawa called Meltuble. She said it was one of her favourite dishes but was unique to her mom’s village. Fast forward to a few years,

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    Nigerian Vegetable Soup

    I am not sure I have met any nigerian that doesn’t like vegetable soup. Regardless of what vegetable they use, vegetable soup is a must in every Nigerian household alongside Jollof Rice of course. The method for this was very reminiscent of Edikang Ikong except in this, I did not use Ugwu leaves (Pumpkin leaves)

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    Egusi Pepper Soup

    Egusi pepper soup is otherwise known as Ovwovwo soup by the Urhobos in Nigeria. I must say this soup is a very delicious soup. I couldn’t stop licking my fingers. If you are new to the Nigerian Cuisine, one of the first soups you would have heard of is Egusi soup. This soup is however

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