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How To Cook Egusi Soup (Frying And Boiling Method) Step By Step Guide

Discover The Best Methods In Preparing Nigerian Egusi Soup In Our Step By Step Guide. 

How To Cook Egusi Soup

How To Cook Egusi Soup: Are you an egusi soup lover? Do you want to learn how to cook the best Nigerian egusi soup? Then you are landed in the right place. This article explores the famous frying and boiling methods of cooking egusi soup. Stay with me while I take you through.

Egusi soup is a Nigerian delicacy made with grounded melon seeds melon and can be eaten with any type of swallow. The most common swallows used with egusi soup are pounded yam, eba, semo, wheat, Amala. Let’s explore how to make egusi soup.

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Ingredients For Egusi Soup

  • 2 cups of grounded egusi seeds (melon)
  • Protein (any of your choice, preferably goat meat and assorted)
  • Ugwu leaves
  • Palm oil
  • Chopped onions
  • Grounded scotch bonnet peppers
  • Locust beans aka. Iru (optional)
  • Salt
  • Seasoning cube
  • Crayfish
  • Dried grounded pepper (black)

How To Cook Egusi Soup (Frying Method)

Follow these steps to make the best egusi soup with the frying method:

  • The first thing you need to do is cook your protein. Boil the goat meat and the assorted meat just after washing it with seasoning cube, some salt and chopped onions (optional) until it becomes tender
  • Proceed to make an egusi paste mixing both the grounded egusi seeds and some chopped onions. The consistency of the paste should not be watery.
  • In a different pot, go ahead to heat up some palm oil and add in your egusi paste, fry the mix until you get a lumpy texture.
  • Next, add some meat stock, grounded scotch bonnet peppers, goat meat, grounded black pepper, crayfish and some water. Stir well so that the ingredients mix properly and then leave to boil for some time.
  • Add your washed and chopped vegetables to the boiling soup and then add your salt and seasoning cube to taste. Leave to boil for about 3 minutes and your egusi soup is ready to be eaten.
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How To Cook Egusi Soup (Boiling Method)

Another method to cook egusi soup is through boiling method. Follow these steps to make the best egusi soup with the boiling method:

  • The first thing you need to do is boil any protein of your choice with some chopped onions, seasoning cube, some salt and sound grounded scotch bonnet peppers and cook until the protein becomes tender
  • Next, add some more method and then add the quantity of grounded egusi soup into the pot. Add some more proteins (if you have) and add some grounded cray fish.
  • Go in with some palm oil and some grounded black pepper and leave to boil a bit
  • Add some more crayfish and then, your chopped ugwu leaves
  • Stir together and leave to boil for about 3 minutes and your egusi soup is ready to be eaten with any swallow of your choice.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Thicken My Egusi Soup?

If your egusi soup appears to be very loose in consistency, you can add some achi

Do They Put Egg In Egusi?

You can choose to put some eggs in your egusi but not every person likes it.

Does Egusi Need Tomato?

You can add some tomatoes to your egusi soup if you like it.


Although there are several methods in preparing egusi, the fact is that they all come out nice and it depends on which method you like better. If you have not yet tried both methods, you can explore them and pick the one you like best. I hope this article was very helpful to you.

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