Gbegiri with a twist

This is one of the few complicated yet quick soups we have in Nigeria, if you’ve never had this soup I would say this is your chance to try it. All you have to do is to follow this recipe step by step so as to get the perfect soup. Gbegiri soup is a Western and Northern Nigerian soup made out of peeled beans. Although it may not look too nice while it’s on its own, we would have to accompany it with Ewedu (jute leaves) and Obe ata (pepper stew).  A typical gbegiri soup would be made out of peeled beans but today we will be making gbegiri soup with beans flour.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of beans flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish(optional)
  • 2 bullion cubes
  • 2 cooking spoon palm oil
  • pepper and salt (to taste).

Method 

Soak bean flour overnight or for at least 4 hours (mix thoroughly so as to dissolve powder) N.B the mixture must be watery.

In a pot add palm oil, ground crayfish, pepper, salt, and bullion cubes.

Add the soaked beans flour

Add water (make it really watery because it’ll thicken up).

Stir, cover and cook till oil blends with the remaining ingredients(oil should be turning to yellow)

If it thickens up add more water till it reaches your preferred dripping constistency.

Stir occasionally to avoid burning.

Voila!! gbegiri soup is ready, accompany with amala, ewedu, and obe ata.

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