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Ogbono Soup

Ogbono Soup also known as Draw
Soup makes eating Fufu Recipes
so easy because of its slimy
nature which helps the lumps of
fufu slide down. If your kids do
not like Okra Soup because of
the chunks of Okra, then try
Ogbono Soup, they will surely love
How to Cook Ogbono Soup [Video]
Some people like their Ogbono
soup plain, with no added
vegetables, others would not
touch it unless there is some
kind of vegetable in it. A third
group love their Ogbono Soup
with Okra. Some people even go
fancy and add Egusi to it.
Whatever group you belong to,
read on because all these
different twists of Ogbono Soup
is on here :)
Be sure to check out the
following link where you'll find
more tips for preparing Ogbono
Ogbono Soup: Frequently Asked
Ingredients for Ogbono Soup
Assorted Meat and Fish:
Beef, Shaki, DryFish, Stock
Ogbono Seeds: 2 handfuls
Palm Oil: 3 Cooking spoons
Vegetable: Frozen Spinach
(you can also use Pumpkin
leaves or even Bitterleaf)
Crayfish: 1 handful
Pepper and Salt - To taste
1 medium size Onion
2 Stock cubes (Maggi/Knorr)
Before you cook Ogbono
1. Grind the Ogbono with a
dry mill.
2. Cut the frozen spinach
when it is not completely
defrosted. It is easier that
way. Then when completely
defrosted, squeeze out
the excess water.
3. Cook the assorted meat
with the stock cubes and
onion. If you will use Shaki,
remember to start
cooking that first, then
add beef when almost
4. Grind crayfish and pepper.
5. Boil some water and set
Preparation of Ogbono Soup
1. Pour the palm oil into a
clean dry stainless steel or
aluminium pot. Set on the
stove and melt the oil at
low heat. Remember, only
melt the oil, do not allow it
to heat up.
2. Once melted, turn off the
heat and add the ground
3. Use your cooking spoon to
dissolve the Ogbono in the
4. When all the Ogbono
powder has completely
mixed with the oil, add the
meat/fish stock (water
from cooking the assorted
meat and fish). Set the
heat of your cooker to low
and start stirring. You will
notice the Ogbono start to
thicken and draw.
5. Keep stirring till the
Ogbono has completely
absorbed the meat stock.
6. Add a small quantity of the
hot water and stir till the
Ogbono has absorbed all
the water. Repeat this
process till you get a
consistency that is shown
in the video below.
7. Making sure that your
heat is set to low, cover
the pot and start cooking.
Once it starts to simmer,
stir every 2-3 minutes for
20 minutes.
So what you'll do is: every 3
minutes or so, open the
pot, stir every well,
scraping the Ogbono that
sticks to the base of the
pot, cover the pot and
cook for another 3
8. After 20 minutes, the
Ogbono should be well
cooked and you will begin
to perceive its nice flavour
and aroma.
9. Add the assorted meat
and fish, ground crayfish,
salt and pepper to taste.
The Ogbono may have
become thicker from the
cooking. If so, add a little
bit more water and stir
very well. Cover and cook
till the contents of the pot
is well heated up.
10. If you prefer your Ogbono
Soup without vegetables,
turn off the heat and
serve but if you like to add
a vegetable or Okra then
keep reading :)
11. When the contents of the
pot have heated up, add
the vegetable (frozen
Spinach used in the video)
and diced Okra. Stir very
well, cover the pot and
turn off the heat. Leave to
stand for about 5 minutes
and serve with any Fufu

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