Recipe: How to Cook Egusi soup with Chicken

Egusi soup

Recipe: How to Cook Egusi soup with Chicken

Egusi soup is a good source of many vital nutrients that are good for the body.  Some of the nutrients are protein, potassium, vitamin B1, sulfur, fats, calcium, magnesium, carbohydrate, zinc, copper, vitamins A, E and C, manganese, dietary fiber etc.

Egusi is prepared with Efo (leafy vegetable) like pumpkin.

Ingredients are
(8 servings)

  • 200g Egusi seed
  • 1/2 kg chicken
  • Smoked fish
  • Okporoko
  • Meat (assorted)
  • 4 fresh pepper
  • 3 Table spoons ground dried crayfish,
    1 small bunch of Ugwu leaves (or bitter leaf or your preferred choice)
    2 Cooking spoons palm oil
    2 Knorr Cubes,
    1 small onion,
    3 large fresh tomatoes, to taste salt

Procedure for cooking

  • Cut chicken into small cubes, wash thoroughly and pour into the cooking pot. Season with 1/2 onion and one Knorr Cube. Add a little water and boil for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  • When your chicken cooks a little, add your assorted meat and cook for at least 3-4 minutes.
    Mix the ground egusi in half a cup of water and; blend tomatoes (optional), pepper, and the remaining onion, and set aside.
  • Heat the palm oil in another pot; Pour tomato paste into the hot oil, stir for about 5 mins and add the Egusi mixture.
  • Stir well and allow it to fry for a moment. Add the crayfish, and the remaining stock cube, stir well
  • Add little water and allow to cook for five minutes. Add the boiled chicken, washed okporoko, smoked fish, and assorted meats and stir.
  • Turn the heat down and simmer for a further 2 minutes.
  • Wash and finely slice the Ugwu leaves (or your preferred leaf choice). -Add to the soup and stir. Continue to simmer for a further 5 minutes to allow the vegetables to soften.
  • Note: The tomatoes give Egusi soup a unique taste. It’s not necessary though.
  • Serve with pupuru, fufu, semo, wheat, amala, eba, Iyan or your preferred swallow..

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