Okra soup

Okra soup


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About this recipe: This soup is an African delicacy. It's super special among the Nigerian Igbos and Yorubas. Okra helps a great deal in different ways; for weight management, acts as a source of vitamins, improve hair problems among others. Its best served with Eba (Garri), pounded yam or wheat flour.

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Serves: 4 

  • 400g okra
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 100 to 200g meat of your choice (e.g. beef, kpomo, tripe, liver)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons locust beans (iru)
  • 470ml beef stock
  • 4 tablespoons dried ground crayfish
  • 50 to 100g roasted mackerel
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 stock cubes, crumbled
  • 100 to 200g sliced vegetables (e.g. pumpkin leaves ugwu or spinach)

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Slice the okra, onions and pepper and meat.
  2. Warm the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat, for about 20 seconds.
  3. Add the onions, sliced pepper and locust beans (this step produces a special enticing aroma). Cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Add the sliced okra and the beef stock and allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes until okra starts to become soft. Continue cooking until the stock simmers.
  5. Add assorted meat, crayfish, mackerel, salt and stock cube to taste. Cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the meat is cooked.
  6. Finally, add the vegetables and steam for 3 to 5 minutes until the vegetables become tender then serve.


Vegetables are not to be cooked for long, so that we can still benefit from their nutrients.

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