Top Yoruba soup recipes

Top Yoruba soup recipes

Want to know top Yoruba soups recipes? In this article, you will find all the needed information to prepare the favorite dishes of the tribe. Read on to see the ingredients and methods of preparation.

Top Yoruba soup recipes

Best Yoruba soup recipes

Gbegiri soup

This delicious soup has a beautiful yellow color, and the main ingredient of the dish is black-eyed beans.

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It is also good to combine it with Ewedu Soup and some stew.

Ingredients for Gbegiri Soup:

  • 150g of black eyed beans, it is also possible to use brown beans
  • One small smoked Titus/ Mackerel
  • One tbl-spoon of ground crayfish
  • One stock cube
  • One cooking spoon of palm oil
  • Salt and pepper
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Preparation:

  1. Put the soaked and peeled beans into the pot. Pour water and cook on medium heat;
  2. Cook the beans till they soft, it usually requires 1 hour. Don’t forget to add the water from time to time;
  3. Blend the beans when they cooked, and then pour the beans again into the pot. Add the salt, smoked fish, crayfish, stock cube, pepper, and palm oil;
  4. Cook it at low heat for more five minutes. Don’t forget to stir the soup from time to time. It is ready when the oil is blended with all other ingredients, and changed color.

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It is done, add beef & chicken stew, and/or Ewedu Soup and enjoy the dish.

Efo Riro soup

Efo Riro soup

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The name of the dish can be translated as “mixed greens.” This one is very popular on the list of Nigerian soups.

The ingredients for this healthy dish:

  • 7-10 pieces of stockfish
  • 7-10 cups of sliced spinach leaves
  • Assorted meat
  • One cup of sliced tatashe
  • 1.4 cup of sliced pepper
  • Sliced onions
  • Ground crayfish (about half of cup)
  • 2-3 spoons of locust beans (Iru)
  • 2-3 medium smoked fish
  • 200ml of palm oil
  • Three knorr cubes
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Method of preparation:

  1. Pour water in the pot, add meat, two knorr cubes, sliced onions, salt, and boil it for 10-15 minutes, till tender, and don't forget to add some water while cooking. See also: Top Nigerian soups & stews recipes
  2. Add stockfish, smoked fish, one more cup of water and boil again for 15 minutes;
  3. Remove the pot from heat, and take frying pan. Pour in 200ml of palm oil, the next step is to add sliced onions, pepper, and fry it for more 10 minutes;
  4. The next step is to mix ingredients - add stockfish, cooked meat and smoked fish, stir it all and boil for five minutes, then add iru and crayfish. Boil for another 3 minutes, don’t forget to stir;
  5. It is time to add salt, a cube of maggi, spinach leaves and stir it all;
  6. Boil it for another 3-5 minutes and your Efo Riro soup is ready.

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Ewedu soup

Ewedu soup

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This is a top Yoruba dish with a unique taste. Good news is that it is nutritious dish that is very easy to prepare. Let’s see the ingredients:

  • Ewedu Leaves
  • Two cups of water
  • One tablespoon of locust beans (Iru)
  • One tablespoon of ground crayfish
  • One bouillon cube
  • Salt

The preparation method:

  1. The main ingredient of the soup is Ewedu leaves. Wash them well, take a medium size pan and boil the leaves on medium heat. After around two minutes add locust beans, and boil till tender, (8-10 minutes);
  2. After that, blend the leaves together with Iru, and add a little water. Blent it until you achieve semi-purée consistency;
  3. Then, put this consistency back into the pan, add the ground crayfish, bouillon cube, and salt.

Cook it for more 3 minutes, and the dish is done.

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Yoruba Egusi soup

Yoruba Egusi soup

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This is another top Yoruba soup, actually, the soup is quite easy to cook. Checkout the ingredients below:

  • 1/4 cup groundnut oil
  • One tbl-spoon of palm oil
  • One cup ground egusi
  • 1/2 cup of pepper sauce
  • One cup chopped spinach
  • Two bouillon cubes
  • One tablespoon crayfish powder
  • Salt
  • One tablespoon locust beans
  • Precooked meat and fish
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Cooking directions:

  1. Mix the egusi with two tablespoons of water, you should get a thick paste;
  2. Take a pot, add in the groundnut oil and add egusi mixture to fry it. Fry for 3 minutes;
  3. Add one and a half cup of water into the fried egusi, and bring to boil;
  4. Add other ingredients and cover. Cook on medium heat for more 10-12mins;
  5. Stir the soup and don’t forget to add salt when the dish is ready, serve it with rice, Eba, Amala, or Yam.

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Yoruba tribe has a long history and a very developed culture. Cuisine is an essential element, especially when it is about traditional cultures. Yoruba is one of the most prominent tribes in Nigeria, that is why their favorite dishes are popular not only among the representatives of the tribe, but among all citizens of the country and even abroad.

Yoruba people created numerous recipes and found out how to cook local products in the best way. We are sure that you will like these dishes.

These are the top Yoruba soup recipes, the tribal cuisine is delicious and original and it is definitely worth a try. All the ingredients are easily to find and the methods of preparation are simple, so don't waste time, choose the recipe and start the cooking.

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