Health, Fitness & Lifestyle Nigeria

Obe Ewekooko (Cocoyam leaf Soup)


Cocoyam leaves can be used in different food preparations. In this recipe, cocoyam leaves is used to prepare a soup that is common among the people of Egbado in Ogun state.


– 1 kg Bush meat
– 1 medium size Smoked fish
– 1 medium bunch tender cocoyam leaves
– 3 cups Egusi
– 1 large bulb Onion
– 1 medium wrap Iru
– 4 medium size Fresh tomato
– 4 medium size Tatase
– 3 cooking spoons Palm oil
– 6 medium size Fresh pepper
– 4 Maggi cube
– 1 1/2 litres Water
– Salt to taste.

What you do

Wash the bush meat thoroughly, put in the pot, season with few slices of onion, 1 maggi cube, and salt, toss thoroughly and steam for few minutes.

Grind the egusi, add a little ground onion and mix with the ground egusi to form a paste.

Wash the tomato, pepper, onion and grind to a smooth paste.Heat the palm oil for few minutes and add the ground tomato mixture.Fry for about 5 minutes.

Add the iru, stir and add the water. Scoop the egusi paste and add to the soup but do not stir for about 5 minutes.

Add the meat, fish and allow the soup to bubble well. Add the maggi cube stir thoroughly.Wash the cocoyam leaves and shred, and then add to the soup.

Reduce the heat and simmer for few minutes, add salt to taste.

Remove from heat and serve with pounded yam.

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