Then soak the center in hot water , to soften and clean it. Place your cooking pot on fire and add the palm oil. Add a little bit of water cover and allow to boil. Transfer the Egusi into a blender and blend with a little water, the onion and atarodo to form a thick paste; then set aside Wash and place the meats into a soup pot. Then add your ground pepper and onion. Hello! 7. First,  steam your meat by adding little salt, pepper, seasoning cubes and little water and bring to boil. I had to search further and saw a video of some male undergraduates who did a video on this and though apprehensive, I tried it and it came out sooooo delicious. Chop one Onion in tiny bits and just stir fry. Let the depth of the Oil not pass the first mark of your finger, if you make a finger dip ). Add the dissolved Egusi paste and fry, stirring constantly until it starts to thicken. Nice content. Please If you do, Share at the comment section. 2. I'm just the girl next door who loves to pen down her thoughts. privacy policy and European users agree to data transfer policy. Turn down the heat and let the meats simmer in the stock for about 2 minutes. If you’re using dried fish clean the fish by adding the fish to a bowl of hot water and salt to remove … Season the meat, Add it to the goaground crayfish, pepper, mivina and seasoning cubes to taste. I had to think of a plan B. I went on YouTube to find recipes on how to make Egusi Soup without Palm oil, I didn’t see. Incorporate everything in. Thanks for sharing this. I and our kids entered first while my hubby sorted out the last security check. Heat your palm oil for about 5 minutes, add the ground peper. Then go-ahead to add the egusi seed, fry, and stir until the palm oil starts floating on top. 4. You actually saved the day and even try something new…. At a point, I thought God was giving us a sign not to enter the plane. Yess!!! Thanks twinny. Blend with some of the stock or water (or grind in a mill and mix with some of the stock or water) M ix the blended egusi with crayfish and stock or water. In a small pot, heat up a cooking spoonful of palm oil until hot. Add ½ cup of water and let it boil. My heart broke. Allow to heat well but not to completely bleach. Grind the egusi using the small cup of a blender, coffee grinder or whatever grinding machine you have on hand. My contiri pipu! I’m gonna try it too, Twinny you can try Egusi peppersoup and okro peppersoup recipes of Delta state origin. Direction on How to Prepare Egusi Soup Without Frying Start by washing the assorted meat and then marinate. My dear. 6. am so sorry love, no matter how hard you try, you can’t travel by air with your palm oyel oo Lol…and Yes! On my last trip back to Saudi Arabia, things just started happening to us at the airport that caused a delay. This was after I’ve done ‘James Bond’ move and done the ‘needful’ to pass  it through security check, as you all know carrying palm oil to travel by air is prohibited. Meat and fish with vegetables are boiled together with bouillon cubes, till the meat is ready, egusi is fried on a palm oil, then the ingredients are mixed and cooked until the soup is thick enough and the oil separates from the mix. I am such a Life enthusiast. Eyewitness? Add in half of the chopped onion, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. I just discovered this amazing recipe and I can’t wait to share it with you. Wow this is interesting. The ground melon should be mashed or pounded again in a mortar with a little water until egusi oil begins to show. A graduate in Human Physiology; my love for media and creativity made me walk towards this path. When done, set the beef aside. He loved it so much. I wanted to thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! 1. Way back when I used to hear that someone put tomatoes and onions in Egusi soup, I used to give them the owl look. “Whaaaattt?! Preparation. 2. These new age, I noticed people need measurements, So I admit I’m really bad with giving measurements and timing of meal preparation. I unquestionably enjoying every single small bit of it and I have you bookmarked to have a look at new stuff you weblog post. No frying is involved, making it a healthier way to prepare Egusi Soup. For the case of lover of Egusi soup with palm oil but have run out of oil, the solution is to learn how to cook Egusi soup without palm oil. Here’s the recipe. Set aside. That will be a very good option. Add the stock from your boiled meats. Tomato paste and groundnut oil and it still looks so good and palm ‘oilish’. Your email address will not be published. Hence, I have worked in media houses and decided to have a creative outlet while I lived in Saudi Arabia. Schalke lose to Cologne despite goal from in-form Hoppe, Bayern maintain Bundesliga lead with win over Augsburg, Pirlo wins first trophy as Juventus beat Napoli in Italian Super Cup, Man City move into first place after late show sinks Villa, 8 large red bell peppers (the more peppers, the more colourful), 1 small bunch ugu leaves (Fluted pumpkin). Make sure to keep the intensity of the gas/stove normal to avoid burning the Egusi. Keep stir-frying for about 10 minutes. I scored more points with my hubby on this one. Egusi process: if you're using melon seed toast in a pan, the color changes (a little brown) it takes about 5-7minutes. She got it but she wasn’t allowed to transport it to us either. Pour the crayfish and chopped onions in a heated dry pot for about a minute. 3. wow..this is interesting…I’m gonna try it too, wow…this is very interesting…. You cook both without oil and it sure tastes good, Really? Once you stir Egusi, it thickens up, which is fine. The cabin crew and airport officials were waiting for ‘The Greens’. Then I read a few more posts. Since it involves the traditional stew ingredients. Stirring is key to getting that grainy, pebbly look and feel. Don’t forget to Like our Facebook Page! of crayfish, 2 tbsps. Heat up palm oil in a pot till it starts to sizzle. Palava sauce, as it is popularly called in Ghana is typically made with kontomire (cocoyam leaves). Egusi soup na one of di most popular soups wey most tribes for Nigeria dey prepare wit different styles. Tasting it gave me an “Ehh-we-eweh-wo !! And I’ve found you on Instagram. Added the sliced onions into the hot palm oil and fry for few very minute. I am not one for lots of oil in Egusi soup, and most of my soups. 2. Join the Add the now pounded, soft and fluffy egusi. I think I was a good fit for Pharrell's "Happy" video because I'm.....!LOL. Be sure to remove any bad seeds from the egusi before grinding. Boil the beef and stockfish head with some salt, onion and water enough to cover the beef. We made it to the plane eventually. When we arrived, I tried making arrangement with a dear friend to get Palm oil to us, from the only city that I know of (in Saudi) that sells Nigerian food. Allow to fry on high heat. I was really pleased to find this internet site. For the lovers of Egusi soup with palm oil but are either on diet due to health reasons, doctors’ advice or a change of taste. 2. How to cook egusi soup in simple steps Add ground melon to a bowl, add about a cup of water and mix to form a paste then set aside. https://www.demandafrica.com/food/recipes/nigerian-egusi-soup You have successfully subscribed to receive our newsletter pulse.ng, Don't miss a thing, get the latest updates to fuel your conversation daily. 1. Inside big pot, heat palm oil for fire for one minute den add di Une( iru). Your email address will not be published. Stir it in until the Oil turns Amber yellow. Fry for about 15 minutes or when you notice the oil rise to the top of the egusi. tomato paste with g/nut oil tastes good, you can also use that soup to eat rice, it tastes delicious. This blog has evolved from my chirpy happy place to a place where I talk about balancing life as a woman. Cook till the meat is tender. Egusi is one of Nigeria’s most popular food, so today I’m going to show you how to cook Egusi soup by boiling method. The blog is well populated with Egusi soups of different styles but today’s version is one of the ways the Yoruba tribe of Western Nigeria cook their Egusi soup. Grind the Egusi seeds and add ½ cup of water. Leef me alone!”. My friend went to medical school in grenada as did my cousin. Palm oil Grinded Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Pepper and Onions Maggi/ Knorr Cubes Chopped Pumpkin leaves, bitter leaves, or spinach Beef Pomo Panla Fish Salt to taste. . Akpuruakpu Egusi: where the ground egusi is moulded into balls and cooked in the soup such that you will be eating the egusi balls like meat while enjoying the meal. I heard it’s beautiful there. Add half a tin of tomato paste (it’s mainly for coloring and not for taste). PS: I’m very old school with my cooking pattern. 3. Your fit fam Egusi is ready to be eaten! Not only is it Tasty, it has lesser amount of calories than the calories in the Traditional Egusi Soup. At the beginning, the water content of the onions will leach out, and the egusi will start to curdle, stir and just keep stirring. Put off the heat and set aside. Blend the crayfish, fresh pepper, onions, and then set aside. Grind the heads&tails and set aside to use in the soup. 5. Let’s go! After pounding, your egusi should like like the one pounded in this mortar Do not stir at this time, cover and let the pot boil for about five minutes before you check, add the remaining seasoning cube, cover to cook for about 5 minutes again, check and stir very well, before covering to boil for the last five minutes (You don’t want to chew raw tasting egusi) in your pot of egusi soup cooked without oil. Do you have soup recipes that do not need Palm oil? LOL. *tongue out*. Wow! How can a Nigerian family cope without Palm oil? You'll most likely catch me rocking full curly fros, singing, shopping home decor and red wine. I’m one of those ladies that know the right amount or quantity to use without measuring it. I am a Nigerian. I am going to try this. Remember that Asu Ekiye’s song? It is best served with hot pounded yam or eba. !” moment. Thanks for coming on board and yes, I just saw your following on IG. But Bubu, you are very funny. make sure to read to the end so you don’t miss anything. Put the palm oil in pot and heat it. 5. I’d try Tatase. If it was not protocol being unnecessarily demanding, it was visa paper suddenly missing, then security saying this and that about my foodstuff. We are not traveling again”. Then fry the egusi paste you have made.Start stirring the egusi on low to medium heat. Season with salt, 1 tbsp. ..Tackling Mom-Life Balance, One Stiletto At a Time. Add the vegetables and stir for about 30 seconds before turning off the heat. Boil the meat to get your stock. Chaaaii! …. Believe it or not I used just 1 cooking spoon and a half of Palm oil. My mother used to live in Saudi and my bro was born there. Boil the beef and stockfish head with some salt, onion and water enough to cover the beef. (Part 1), 7 Injustices In The World (Just For Laughs). 6. Add half a tin of tomato paste (it’s mainly for coloring and not for taste). Thanks a bunch. Submit your stories now via social or: Thank you! Heres how to make Egusi soup without palm oil. Add crayfish, seasoning cubes, salt, pepper, okpeni and the ground osu to the mix and stir. Thanks for your lovely message. Wash and chop the spinach, drain in a … dry grounded pepper, salt, bouillon (if using) and the remaining onion. Mix the the grinded Seasoning powder,salt, fresh pepper,tomato,onion with Egusi Powder to make a thick paste. This is wonderful, I’ll love to try making my egusi soup this way. I am a wife and a Mom to 3 amazing but energy-draining kids. My oyeeellll!” *voice fades* I felt like banging on the emergency exit, “Please drop us! Add and bitter leaves and red palm oil, stir, cover and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, stirring it often. Pour in the egusi paste and stir, till all the palm oil has been absorbed. I was so frustrated. Pour in your Egusi and stir until you get a smooth paste. 1. "Sabi"   clique, By clicking again you agree to our Do not stir but cover and let the pot boil for about five minutes before adding the remaining seasoning cube. Now to cook the Soup… 1. Remove the fried Egusi and stir it in the previous soup and mix both together thoroughly. Heat up the palm oil until hot, add diced onions and the dissolved egusi. c. Grind the egusi seeds until smooth and then dissolve with lukewarm water to form a paste. Two methods of cooking Egusi Soup: Egusi Soup (Caking Method): I also call this one the Egusi Before Oil method. To know more about me, click below, © Copyright Bubu's Boulevard 2021. I’m working towards that though, to give the professional look. Stir and cover the pot again to boil for three to five minutes. I like your write ups Lol. Required fields are marked *, My name is Abubele Green, fondly called Bubu. Pour in the meat stock, add crayfish and more seasoning cubes if need be and cook for 10 minutes. Stir it in until the Oil turns Amber yellow. Now to cook the Egusi Soup. After about 20 minutes, you will notice the clear egusi oil coming to the surface of the soup. Add the meat, dry and stock fish. What inspired me to not use palm oil? When the water boils, reduce the fire and keep on cooking until the meat gets tender. 9. This method is very easy and fast no need for frying and I assure you, you’re going to get a very tasty and delicious egusi even without frying it, this recipe is highly nutritious and super healthy for you! Add the palm oil and cook soup on medium high for 35-40 mins while stirring consistently. Set that aside. Keep checking and stirring well at intervals of 5 minutes (twice) before covering to boil for the last five minutes. 1. My alter ego saying, “I be chef? Add little salt and water to the grinded melon seeds to make a paste and set aside. Palm Oil Maggi Salt Method Wash your meat and stock fish, season with salt and maggi, add slice onion to it and boil for 30 minutes to tender Remove scale and bones from your dry fish and break into big pieces Aso wash your cray fish Wash the slice ugwu leave and place aside. Most egusi recipes include such ingredients, as grinded melon seeds, red palm oil, beef, dry fish, vegetables and bouillon cubes. Pour in your Egusi and stir until you get a … Yes. Aww! In as much as I need Palm oil in my life, we can absolutely go without for Egusi and Okra Soup (Recipe coming soon). If stock is not enough, you can add some more hot water or continue to adjust by adding water as you cook. 2. Pour in some groundnut oil (sorry, I’m bad with measurements. Palm oil is still a scarce commodity in the Caribbean. Chop one Onion in tiny bits and just stir fry. Leave it to cook until the liquid floats to the top with patches of oil. Then add your mixed Egusi and stir till its fried. I also moved to the village myself and recently took up blogging. Efo elegusi simply means Egusi made with a higher quantity of green vegetables like spinach, ugu, kale etc. 1. Blend the peppers, wash and chop green vegetables, then set aside. Place palm oil in a pot and heat up on high for about 3 minutes … And that’s how I got this deliciousness in the wilderness. When that is done, add your already washed and prepared Dried Fish and Stock Fish and let them simmer together for few minutes. Adding that to my list. Making the egusi soup. What’s the secret?……..Tomato paste and Groundnut oil!!! Egusi Soup without Palm Oil, Has Social Media Done More Harm Than Good? Years later, I am in the beautiful country of Grenada, kissing the Caribbean Sun. ALSO READ: Try this alternative Nigerian dish. 10. Leave for 15 more minutes then turn off the heat and set aside. Aparently , I was the one who wasn’t adventurous enough to try new things. I wasn’t inspired oh , I was being forced to. Steps To Prepare Your Egusi Soup. Thanks darling. Take another pot. I stumbled across your blog while googling recipes for egusi soup without palmoil. At this juncture, add the bitter leave first and allow it to cook for 3 minutes. I’ll enjoy this one with rice. Top up with water as needed because Egusi ijebu should be of a light consistency not thick. For me,I don’t use any form of oil…egusi already has all the oil u need.Try Tatase to give u the oilish look which goes well with enough stock and dried fish (my grandmother taught me this). Theme by Bluchic. Anyway I’ll continue to follow. Stir and cover the pot to boil for about 2 minutes, then add 2 seasoning cubes. As we all got in and sat down, hubby just whispered, “They took the Oil!” Add the precooked meats and fish, taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. How To Cook Egusi Soup For Party. 3. Allow to boil and cook until meat is tender before adding your washed soft kpomo and washed dried catfish. She taught you well. 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