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How to Prepare Egusi Soup

With its numerous names, difference in preparation and complex flavours, Egusi soup is a West African dish made with West African ingredients and spices. It contains leaf vegetables, palm oil, meat, fish or seafood and thickened with melon seed.

Egusi soup is widely enjoyed in countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Cameroon but it is mostly enjoyed by Nigerians. Egusi is known as Miyan Gushi in Hausa , Ofe Egusi in Igbo and Efo Elegusi in Yoruba. In Ghana egusi is called agushi and widely called palava sauce.

The beauty of Egusi soup and diverse flavours emanates from the difference in preparation from country to country and even within regions.

As Ghana Egusi soup is tyled with spinach and looks like stew and usually paired with yam, plantain and rice.

The Nigerian Egusi soup is styled with leafy vegetables such as pumpkin leaves, bitter leaf, Ugo leaves etc. and mostly eaten with the swallows including eba, pounded yam, semolina fufu etc.

A Lot of ingredients go into the preparation of Egusi soup but do you know you can prepare Egusi soup with 5 ingredients very quickly. Try it.

Now let's prepare Nigerian Egusi Soup the Hutwise way with the ingredients from Hutwise.


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