Alot of people want to learn how to prepare egusi Soup,in this article i’ll shiw you easy steps on how to prepare egusi soup using the frying method. The Egusi soup recipe described on this page is a frying method to prepare Nigerian Egusi Soup (Ofe Egusi / Efo Elegusi / Miyan Gushi). This is the oil before the egussive method.
Easy Steps On How To Prepare Egusi Soup | Watermelon Soup
Egusi soup also known as watermelon soup is a popular West African soup. The main ingredients are sourced from the seeds of plants such as pumpkin, melon and pumpkin, which are a staple in many West African dishes when dried and ground. In particular, in Nigerian culture, egusi is popular with french fries. Rich in fat and protein, these whole grains add these essential nutrients to West African cooking.
Nigerian Egusi Soup is a thick soup with melon seeds and contains green vegetables among others. It is one of the most popular soups prepared by most tribes in Nigeria with great variety and is often eaten with dishes such as Pounded Yams. Prepare it with goat, beef, fish or shellfish!
If you’ve been following our articles on ApkCabal for a long time, you will know that fried egusi is not my favorite way to prepare Egusi Soup. It’s not my favorite because it includes frying watermelon seeds. This caused me to get heartburn. Soups also require more palm oil than the clumping method. But since I’ve received a request on how to prepare it, here it is!
Ingredients Needed To Prepare Egusi Soup
- 4 cups (500 g) melon seeds
- 3 tablespoons of red palm oil
- Beef: best cut and shacky (beef tripe)
- Fish: dried fish and stock
- 2 tablespoons ground lobster
- Pepper and salt (to taste)
- Vegetables: Nigerian pumpkin, spinach, or bitter leaf
- 3 small cubes
- 1 small augeri ukebe (optional)
Essential Tool To Prepare Egusi Soup
- Seasoning plant for grinding watermelon seeds:
Notes About Ingredients For Preparing Egusi Soup
- To be honest, I would probably put 3 cooking tablespoons of palm oil in there but you will need a lot more. You want the amount of palm oil that will turn every grain of the earth yellow. Check out the video below. If the soil is not properly coated, it will burn when fried and the resulting Egusi sauce will be dry and have a burnt taste. If you are concerned about the amount of palm oil to use in this soup, it’s best to make Angus soup using the cake method.
- The best Nigerian soup to swallow is red meat with the most common beef, you can also use mutton. I’ve seen some people cook Egusi soup with chicken, it’s okay but parents won’t like it.
- If you are using chicken please do not use fish and dry broth as these two types cannot coexist with chicken in the same pan as Nigerians.
- If you are using bitter leaf, add it a little earlier as it is a tough vegetable (see cooking instructions below). Remember that it must be washed to remove all bitterness, unless your family prefers the bitter taste.
- Ogiri okpei is made from grasshopper beans. This is known as iru in Yoruba. This adds a traditional flavor to Egusi soup.
You Need To Do This Things Before Preparing Egusi Soup
- Before preparing the soup, soak the dried fish and fish stock until tender. If you are using a very strong broth, boil it for 20 minutes and let it steep in the hot water for about an hour. If you are using a light broth, you can soak it in cold water so that it breaks by hand.
- When the fish and stock are soft, remove the bones and break them into large pieces.
- Closer to your cooking time, grind your angusi in a dry mill. Puree the lobster and dry pepper separately and set aside.
- Rinse vegetables for use and cut into small pieces.
- Cook beef and fish in cube broth until cooked. You should start cooking the toughest meats and fish first, then add the rest when you’re done. If I were using a regular pan, I would start with fish stock and complain, add beef after about an hour and let it cook. I can add dried fish when all the meat and other fish are cooked because it’s done, you just need to cook it long enough to be tender and complete with other ingredients. With pressure cookers I do it differently but that’s a process for another post.
- Get all this items aside.
Cooking Directions On How To Prepare Egusi Soup Using The Frying Method
- Pour the red palm oil into a dry saucepan and place it on the stove until hot. Once the oil melts, we add soil and start frying. If the oil doesn’t freeze, add the butter after the oil clears. Mix the ground eggplant with oil until each egg turns yellow.
- Start stirring the eggs over low to medium heat. Continue frying for 10 minutes.
- Add the meat / fish stock (water from fish and meat dishes) little by little, stirring constantly, angusi. So, add a little broth, stir briefly, add more, quickly fry, and so on. When the broth is finished and you feel the sauce is still too thick, you can start adding hot water in the same way until you get the consistency you want. If your choice of vegetables is bitter leaf, add it now.
- Cover the pot and let it cook for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Also, refill water if necessary. If you don’t turn it over, it is will burn. It can take 30 minutes to cook egusi properly, otherwise the soup will not taste great to someone with authentic Nigerian taste. Also, not boiling long enough can cause stomach upset. Egusi is done when you see that the oil has left the mixture.
- Once you are Happy this is done, add ground lobster and pepper. Stir and add pumpkin leaves or Nigerian spinach (alternative).
- Mix well and add the cooked stock, lettuce and meat.
- Add salt if necessary. If it’s too thick, add a little water until it is the consistency you want.
- Cover and let it boil and finish!
What To Eat With Egusi Soup
The perfect match to eat the Egusi soup with is Pounded Yam(preferably water-yam). You can also eat the Egusi soup with Garri (Eba), Starch, Agidi, Amala (The white or Brown), Semolina Fufu, Tuwo Shinkafa or Cassava Flake (fufu).
Other Ways To Prepare Egusi Soup
Egusi Soup (Cake Method)
I also call it the Egusi Before Oil method. No need to fry, because this is a healthy way to prepare Egusi Soup.
The ground balls are formed into balls and cooked into stews so that the ego balls eat like meat while enjoying a meal. The surrounding eggs are prepared in soup by clumping method. Let me see.