Egusi Soup. Egusi soup is unarguably the most popular Nigerian soup. In my few years as a food blogger and Nigerian food lover, I have learned that different recipes exist across different Nigerian ethnic groups. Egusi Soup Recipe-This is an updated version of my Egusi Soup.
Egusi Soup is a finger-licking good Nigerian soup made with a white variety of pumpkin seeds. It is spicy, nutty with exotic African flavors! See the video below on how to make Egusi Soup. You can cook Egusi Soup using 9 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Egusi Soup
- It’s 1 cup of blended melon (egusi).
- It’s 1 of cksp palm oil.
- Prepare 4 of fresh pepper dice.
- It’s to taste of salt.
- Prepare 1/2 bunch of pumpkin leaf sliced.
- Prepare 1 of fresh tomatoes diced.
- It’s 1/2 kg of chicken.
- It’s 2 tbsp of blended crayfish.
- It’s 2 cube of maggi.
Egusi soup is a culinary soup prepared with egusi seeds as a primary ingredient. Egusi seeds are the fat- and protein-rich seeds of certain cucurbitaceous (squash, melon, gourd) plants. Egusi soup is common and prevalent across Central Africa, and may be served atop rice. Ground Egusi seeds give this soup a unique color and flavor.
Egusi Soup instructions
- Wash and perboil chicken, once its tender and soft, add palm oil into the pot of cooked chicken.
- Add egusi and stir continously for about 8 to 10 minutes, once the egusi is cooked through, add pepper, tomatoes, salt, maggi, crayfish and stir properly.
- Simmer for about 5 minutes and once its cooked through add pumpkin leaf, stir and turn off heat after 2 minute.
- Serve with eba or fufu.
If you can't find Egusi seeds, you can substitute pumpkin seeds. Any combination of crab, shrimp and smoked fish can be used in place of. Nigerian Egusi Soup is a soup thickened with ground melon seeds and contains leafy and other vegetables. Find out how to cook egusi soup with this egusi soup recipe. Egusi Soup (Caking Method) : I also call this one the Egusi Before Oil method.