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Friday, March 06, 2020

HOW TO MAKE NIGERIAN AMALA



Ewedu soup is indigenous to the Yoruba tribe and extremely popular in the Western part of Nigeria. Amala and Ewedu soup will always be one of the most popular Nigerian dishes, not only among the Yoruba people but to the entire West African people at large.
Ewedu soup is locally prepared by mashing it with a small bunch of broomsticks (ijabe) is used to crush the Ewedu leaves to liquid and forms a light slimy texture of the soup. You can also use your blender.
Here is a list of ingredients needed to prepare the perfect Amala and Ewedu soup Read more.



·        Yam Flour or Dried Yam Peelings
·        A handful of Ewedu leaves (Jute leaves/Corchorus)
·        Chilli pepper
·        Salt
·        2 teaspoon of mixed crayfish
·        One teaspoon of Iru (fermented locust beans)
And an already prepared pot of stew.
Cooking Instructions
1. To make the Ewedu soup, You have to pick the vegetable from the stalk, wash Ewedu leaves carefully 3-4 times to get rid of sand and dirt then blend the Ewedu leaves till it liquidated.

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2. Pour the blended Ewedu Leaves in a pot, add salt, pepper, crayfish, iru and other flavours.
3. Stir firmly for 2 – 3 Minutes and set aside.
For the Amala
1. You simply pound your died Yam Peelings with mortar and pestle or get 2 cups of yam Flour.
2. Boil about 2 cups of water.
3. Once the water is boiled, pour it in a pot.
4. Slowly add the yam flour to the pot and stir firmly with a wooden stick, till it becomes smooth and firm.
5. Serve with the Ewedu soup and already prepared stew.
Once you’ve achieved both of them, serve hot with a chilled bottle of Coca-Cola. This is how you prepare the perfect Amala and Ewedu Soup.
Ewedu soup is usually prepared with edible potash (iru) and very few spices are added, you can still prepare Ewedu soup without potash. If you’re making Ewedu soup for babies or pregnant women, simply use a small amount of flavouring.
Nutritional Benefits
Ewedu seeds are used as a flavouring, and Chinese have been known to make herbal tea from the dried leaves. Ewedu leaves are rich in beta carotene, iron, calcium, vitamin E and vitamin C. The plant has an antioxidant activity with a significant α-tocopherol. This meal is also rich in Carbohydrates, protein, low in saturated fats and starch.



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