Have you heard of Egburegbu soup before? Do you seek to know how to prepare egburegbu soup? Do you fantasize the delicious taste of this West-African dish?
Egburegbu soup is one of the delicious dishes popular among the ‘Edda’ clan, a sub-group of the Igbo tribe in Nigeria. It looks like the regular vegetable soup but egburegbu is rich in protein and vitamins and has less water; it is a pure vegetable soup with only one type of vegetable, pumpkin (ugu). It’s a memory you don’t want to recover from. Let’s dive right in into the nitty-gritty of this super-rich African dish.
Before I show you how to prepare egburegbu soup, let’s take look into the specialized materials required in making this dish;
- Fire source (stove, gas cooker, firewood etc)
- Washing bowls
- Kitchen spoon
- Kitchen knife
- Chopping board (the most special part of egburegbu preparation)
- Chopping knife
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- pumpkin leaf (ugu)
- kpomo (cow skin)
- dry fish/cray fish
- palm oil
- seasoning cube
- fresh pepper
- potash (Akanwu),
- stockfish/smoked fish and crayfish.
- Wash the pumpkin leaves thoroughly to get rid of sand
- Pour a little water into a clean pot, add a little potash as required and allow to boil
- Then pour the vegetable inside and close the pot for about 5 minutes. Stir or turn so as to have a uniform heat distribution. Once the leave is slightly tender or soft, drain the water
- On a clean chopping board, chop the leaves until it is properly chopped into pieces
- Cut the kpomo, stockfish, dry fish, smoked fish into tiny pieces and boil
- In a dry pot, pour oil, heat slightly, and then add diced onions
- Add grated pepper and stir
- Pour the boiled kpomo/stockfish/dry fish/smoked fish etc
- Add salt and seasoning to taste
- Allow to cook for about 10 minutes, pour in the chopped vegetables and stir together.
- Allow cooking for another 5 minutes. Then it is done.
You can serve it with fufu or eba, wheat or any kind of swallow.
It is advisable that you take your delicious egburegbu soap and desired swallow in the afternoon or early evening, so as to aid ease of digestion.
A trial will convince you.