Lives in Lagos Nigeria. 1. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You can also add more leaves than I did, I just don’t particularly like Ofe Nsala too leafy. Add periwinkles. It is a very rich fresh fish soup, traditionally made with Catfish. Let’s know how you get on when you do, thanks…. 1 spoon of crayfish Wash cow leg with salt and water scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing for about 4 to 5 times. Oha leaves 2. Next I want to try is Ewedu mixed with spicy gbegiri. Thanks for the feedback, you’re very welcome…x, Just made mine and it came out really tasty.. Thks a lot for the recipe.. You are a big darling, Yay! Add leaves. Place a pot on a hob on medium heat, add the Stockfish,or tough meats if you’re using any and water to cover. Pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cook for 7-10 minutes…. I couldn’t get the fresh leaves, had to settle for dried ones. Remove the meat into a plate. Now, add the fresh fish and cleaned smoked fish. I wish I could send u a picture. Onion 9. Egusi soup is an appetizing soup to behold. The consistency of your Ofe Nsala will depend on your preference, I like mine slightly fluid,  just like this; Add the fresh fish back into the pot, rock the pot gently to combine, this is so you don’t break the fish using a spoon…. one red Bonnet pepper 6. Yam Okazi Soup. This soup can be made with either egusi (melon seeds), ede (cocoa yam), ofor, achi or even ogbono. 4. 8. Stir and leave to cook till the yam is completely dissolved, this should take 8-10 minutes. half cup of corn starch or flour Loooove it. Enter your email address to subscribe to Sisi Jemimah and receive notifications of new recipes by email. I love how you make it so simplistic and easy to follow. Ingredients to make oha soup with achi. Add 1 Knorr cube, 1 tablespoon ground pepper and the crayfish and salt to taste. I’ve always wanted to learn how to cook delicacies from the Eastern part of Nigeria. Half KG of Periwinkles 400 grams of red beef 3 full TSP of Achi 2 bonnet peppers 1 red onion 2 seasoning cubes 1 fish 1 spoon of crayfish Salt 1 cup of palm oil Preparation 1. When the yam is cooked,take it out and pound,put in d catfish and d pounded yam into d soup(d yam acts as a thickner),cook til the soup reaches d desired consistency,serve with pounded yam I’ll be using Catfish, Smoked fish and Stockfish. Cooking process In order to prepare Oha soup with achi, first of all we need to simmer the water and then cook the shaki (cow tripe) and fish until it becomes soft in the deep pan. Cover and cook for about 7 minutes, stirring it often so it does not stick to the pot. I have a question though, when blending the yam, do I need to add water to it? It is every healthy and common to woman who have just given birth in Igbo land. 3. Now add the washed Utazi or Uziza or both. i tried your party jollof rice and white soup recepie and it came out so delicious. 8, Serve with garri/ Eba However, please note that Ofe Nsala is actually the main soup of Delta state Ibos and not Anambra. If you can name 5 ingredients in this pot of native soup, then you are a great cook with or without training. The praises from my parents were endless, my boyfriend loved it of course. When soft pound or mash till it turns to a paste. Thank you so much. God Bless, Sisi Jemimah, I tried this soup and it came out so nicely and delicious. Serve with fufu or pounded yam. Add a little water. thanks a lot, never knew I could blend the yam…gonna try it. Cook for another 15 minutes. 1 red onion two yellow Scotch Bonnet peppers Dice the peppers, carrots, onions and garlic after rinsing. Add 2-3 broth cubes to the meat and cook for some 4-6 minutes. Cook for few minutes. Blending is such a life saver. Thanks dear, I really appreciate ??? 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Cook for another 15 minutes. The ones in this soup look so juicy and fresh, so good you want to take one with every morsel of my millet fufu or eba. After 20 minutes, season with salt. Efik people have their own version of White Soup, it’s known as Afia Efere. 3 full TSP of Achi two green peppers Your Achi soup should be garnished with a lot of meats for the soup to be palatable to the eye and to the mouth. Peel the yam, wash and boil in a seperate pot. Cook for 15 minutes. Secondly, wash and slice the Uziza leaves and Utazi leaf respectively, after that grind the pepper and crayfish set aside. 2. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Thank you. 1 tsp of thyme. Pour d peppersoup ingredients in a pot of water,cut some slices of yam into it,add all d ingredients and seasonings except ur fresh fish. Cook for 5 minutes. You can have Achi soup and fufu using 10 ingredients and 5 steps. five medium size carrots 6, Add the palm oil and cook for another 5 minutes. When soft, pound with a mortar and pestle till a smooth paste is formed, then set aside. Taste for salt.Remove pot from fire to stop boiling and stir in the ground Achi. 3. Pound/grind the Uziza seeds and Ehuru and Uda in a dry mill till smooth and set aside…. The only difference is the Achi, and in my case, I prefer using the Uziza leaves You could take it with either Eba, Fufu, or Semovita, depending on what you want. Add the achi, mix it. Thanks for all the tutorials, Yay! Your email address will not be published. Ofe Nsala is known as white soup because Palm oil is not used for the preparation, unlike other traditional soups. Tried this and many more other dishes, came out just right ?. Stock fish. Seasoning cubes Add the mashed yam, allow it dissolve properly. Grounded crayfish 5. Add Uziza leaves to it and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. The chicken meat sauce should be left in the pot, it is the main ingredient. How to Cook Oha Soup with Achi and Egusi Let’s talk about my two favorite...Full Text 27 Aug. ... Nsala Soup (White Soup): How to Cook Ofe Nsala. Stir it carefully to remove any lumps. Palm oil 5. Add the blended/ pounded cocoyam paste or Achi that had been dissolved in ordinary water to thicken the soup. When cooking Oha soup, you make use of Ora leaves which you harvest from the tree. Cook for about 5 minutes. 4 handfuls of Okazi leaves. You can use Tilapia or Conger eel…..you’re welcome. 2 seasoning cubes 1. Most times I … One Onion How to prepare Bitterleaf Soup … 2. Within few minutes, the flour will thicken. Enjoy with pounded yam, garri or other kids of fufu. Add seasoning cubes to the chicken meat in a pot. My Stockfish was really tough so I’m starting with this. The mixture should be thick and smooth. 7, Lastly add the Oha and cook for 2 minutes and turn off the heat. 1 cup of palm oil. Keep the beef and fish in a small pot, add seasoning cubes, onions and pepper. I just tried mine today and it was my first time to cook nsala soup, so delicious that my neighbors won’t allow me to eat it alone. Cook till the Stockfish is tender. I have never eaten this soup so i wasn’t sure what it’s meant to taste like. The proper thickener used for Ofe Nsala is pounded yam but if you can’t source fresh yam, you can use Achi, yam flour or Cocoyam. Now, add more water to the broth depending on the quantity of soup you require. I’m hoping to try this tonyt. Thanks Jemimah for this blog, I have tried a few recipes. Chilli pepper 10. 1. If you can name 5 ingredients in this pot of native soup, then you are a great cook with or without training. Now to cook the soup-1. Cook for another 15 minutes. Add Uziza leaves and stir to combine and then leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes. 5. Hi, I'm Jemimah Adebiyi, the blog author and recipe developer. Pour the ground achi, stir and make sure you adjust the consistency by adding water if it’s too thick or by adding more thickener if the soup is a little bit watery. Be careful when adding Utazi as its quite bitter, too much will make your soup really bitter and inedible. These are the spices I’ll be using, Dawadawa/Ogiri,  Ehuru(Calabash nutmeg) and Uziza seeds, I’m using pre-ground Uda…. 5. Egusi Soup is a finger-licking good Nigerian soup made with a white variety of pumpkin seeds. 2. This soup is a must die for. Hi, sorry for the late response. This looks so yummmmmmy. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Dissolve corn starch or flour with water in a bowl. Thanks so much for this recipe. Uziza leaf me sef, its to be chopping from all the cardinal points na him sure pass for me. I’ve made Ofe Nsala in the past without vegetables and they turned out just as yum although frankly, Uziza does add a very pleasant aroma and hotness to the the soup. one kilogram of chicken Find out how to cook Nigerian white soup right now! Add ogiri Igbo, yellow habanero peppers (pounded in a mortar or chopped with a knife), the mixed achi thickener and palm oil. More white soup recipes here. I didnt use daddawa, dont like it much and I also used achi instead of boiled yam since I was serving mine with pounded yam. 5. 4. Instructions Season and boil your meats till tender. Cook for 15 minutes. How to Cook Nsala Soup Nsala soup or white soup as commonly called by Nigerians...Full Text 22 Comments . Can i use yam powder..why does this one not have uyayak. The soup should be thick. Ingredients: 4 handfuls of Okazi leaves. If you’re thinking of using Cocoyam, do remember Cocoyam has a slimy consistency and this will affect the consistency of your soup. Stir continuously to avoid lumps. Achi soup is a very delicious dish and very simple to made. 2 bonnet peppers Sorry, you have Javascript Disabled! Unu agbaliala. With the meats almost cooked through, add dry pepper, stockfish, smoked fish, smoked prawns and the Uyayak, to infuse flavour into the stock. To see this page as it is meant to appear, please enable your Javascript! This style of Oha soup is almost the same as the one I just described. If you’re using Achi, mix with water before adding, this is to prevent your soup from being lumpy. Taste for seasoning, Add the 2nd Knorr cube if needed, be careful when adding salt as your broth already contain salt. Ensure you stir to avoid sticking to the pot. Salt But the most popular of them all is the cocoa yam and bitter leaves combination – what we have below. Please let me have recipes for other type of soups. If you’re using Achi, mix with water before adding, this is to restrict your soup from being lumpy. Assorted Meat. Meat 11. what should it look like when its done blending, watery or thick? Now you can add bitter leaves and the Achi. Wash and slice your Utazi and Uziza, if you’re using dried leaves, soak them to remove traces of dirt and to revive them a bit. lol. Achi 3. At 30-35 minutes, the meat should be ready. 3. Stock cubes 8. Your email address will not be published. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave one. pl the soup you describe as rivers native soup may be for ikwerre people but not kalabari people.we do not use achi or ofor to thicken our native soup.and we donot combine dry fish with fresh prawn.we only use cocoyam to thicken our native soup.pl take note.we also donot use uziza leave in native soup.tk 4. Thanks so much . Also, if you have problems sourcing Utazi or Uziza, you can do without them. Enjoy with your favourite swallow or just on its own like you would, fresh fish pepper soup…. It’s appreciated….x, Hi, thank you for the recipe. A pinch of salt Then add vegetables and the chicken, allow it boil for five minutes. 1. Stir and allow to cook. Oha soup has a similar cooking procedure with Bitterleaf soup, the major difference is the leaves used in making it. Ofe Nsala – White Soup is a mouth watering delicacy peculiar to the Igbo tribe of Nigeria, especially the people of Anambra state. When your meat is prepared – add 2-3 cooking cubes (Knorr or Maggi) and cook for five more minutes. Cook for another 15 minutes. White soup, or Ofe Nsala, is a popular Nigerian recipe that originated in the Igbo tribe.There is a different white soup recipe in every family, but there is also the traditional way to make it. Add the diced garlic, pepper, onions, curry and thyme to the meat. You can substitute white yam with yam powder or potato puree for the thickening. I’ve got several other recipes here, just look under Nigerian soups….. Wow! 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