The Amazing Taste of Nigerian Traditional Meal, Amala and Ewedu Soup




Amala and ewedu with stew.

This is a common classy meal thee Westerner in Nigeria. This combination forms a mouthwatering delicay. It is most common among the ibadan people. As a matter of fact it is their cultural food.
Now let’s see what it is made up of.

Ingredients Needed

Yam flour, Ewedu leaf, red pepper, chili pepper, fresh tomatoes, palm oil, locust beans, salt, beef or fish as preferred, seasoning, potassium (kanhu).


How To Prepare

Procedure for Ewedu

  • Pick out the leaf of the ewedu plant, rinse well.
  • Put the leave in a pot, add little water, with very little quantity of potassium (kanhu).
  • Boil for about 7 minutes, add locust beans and blend a little with chopping broom (ijabe) or a blender.
  • Add season and salt to taste.The Ewedu is ready.

Procedure for Stew

  • Moving forward, blend the red pepper, chilli pepper, tomatoes and onions together.
  • Add some palm oil in a dry pot, Let it warm up. Add little slice of onions, fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add the blended pepper, let it cool for 5 minutes. Then add your seasoning and salt to taste.
  • After 2 minutes, add the fish or meat (as preferred), let it cool for 15 minutes or more.
  • The stew is ready. Now let move to the Amala part.

Procedure for Amala

  • In a pot boil some water, sprinkle the yam flour on the boiled water, stir with a wooden turning stick, till it becomes solid, smooth and pleasant.
  • Add little water, cover and let it steam for about 4 minutes.
  • And stir again until it becomes smooth.

Yes, your Ewedu, and Amala it’s ready. You can like to serve with cold drinks. Relax and enjoy.

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