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Nigerian Amala And Ewedu Soup

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Nigerian Amala And Ewedu Soup

Amala and Ewedu soup is one of the most popular Nigerian soups, not only among the Yoruba people.

Amala is a traditional Nigerian dish. It is prepared from yam and/or cassava flour, or unripe plantain flour.

Ewedu is a classic Yoruba soup that is frequently served with Amala or other traditional swallow foods such as Eba, pounded yam, or fufu. It’s delicious and nutritious, and when cooked, it has a slimy texture like okra.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 Big Bunch Ewedu Leaves

2 cups Water

1 Tablespoon locust beans

1 Heaped tablespoon ground crayfish

1 Bouillon cube 

Salt 

FOR AMALA:

yam flour

Water

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON NIGERIAN AMALA AND EWEDU SOUP

For Amala:

Pour water in a pot and place on a medium heat to boil.

Add the yam flour into it and stir continuously using a wooden stick to avoid lumps.

Add extra yam flour if watery or add some water if it’s too hard 

Knead the yam dough very well, then add a bit of water, cover and allow to cook for about 10mins. Scoop and wrap it up in plastic rubber.

 

For Ewedu soup:

Pick your Ewedu leaves, make sure you don’t pick the stalk/stem along with it. 

Wash the leaves thoroughly. Pour the water into a medium size pan, place on medium heat, bring to a boil.

If you’re using a broom (Ijabe), use the broom to pound the leaves.

If you’re using a blender, take the Ewedu off the heat and leave to cool for a bit…don’t switch the heat off.

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Add the Ewedu into a blender along with the Iru, make sure you don’t add all the water, just 1/2 a cup should do. Too much water will affect the viscosity of your Ewedu.

Pulse a few times till you get a semi-purée consistency.

Transfer the Ewedu back into the pan, add the ground crayfish, bouillon cube and salt to taste.

 

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Nigerian Amala And Ewedu Soup

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

1 Big Bunch Ewedu Leaves
2 cups Water
1 Tablespoon locust beans
1 Heaped tablespoon ground crayfish
1 Bouillon cube
Salt
FOR AMALA:
yam flour
Water

Instructions

  • For Amala:
  • Pour water in a pot and place on a medium heat to boil.
  • Add the yam flour into it and stir continuously using a wooden stick to avoid lumps.
  • Add extra yam flour if watery or add some water if it’s too hard
  • Knead the yam dough very well, then add a bit of water, cover and allow to cook for about 10mins. Scoop and wrap it up in plastic rubber
  • For Ewedu soup:
  • Pick your Ewedu leaves, make sure you don’t pick the stalk/stem along with it.
  • Wash the leaves thoroughly. Pour the water into a medium size pan, place on medium heat, bring to a boil.
  • If you’re using a broom (Ijabe), use the broom to pound the leaves.
  • If you’re using a blender, take the Ewedu off the heat and leave to cool for a bit…don’t switch the heat off.
  • Add the Ewedu into a blender along with the Iru, make sure you don’t add all the water, just 1/2 a cup should do. Too much water will affect the viscosity of your Ewedu.
  • Pulse a few times till you get a semi-purée consistency.
  • Transfer the Ewedu back into the pan, add the ground crayfish, bouillon cube and salt to taste.
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