Pulse.ng logo

DIY Recipes 5 soups every Nigerian should know how to cook

Visiting any Nigerian home, you're likely going to find one or two of these soups.

  • Published:
Efo riro play Pounded yam and Efo riro (Funke Koleosho)

Nigeria is a country blessed with diverse cultures, traditions and of course delicacies and soups.

Speaking about delicacies, we've got a good number of tasty, delicious dishes and soups ranging from the northern, eastern, western down to the southern parts of the country.

These soups are made with all sorts of ingredients like groundnut (Miyan Taushe), beans (Gbegiri), leaves (Efo riro), seeds (Ogbonno) to produce the incredible results that always leaves biting our lips every time we consume them.

So, when visiting any Nigerian home, there's always an expectation (somewhere at the back of your head) to eat one of these delicious soups there. So, here are the 5 Nigerian soups every Nigerian should know how to make.


Eba and Okro play

Eba and Okro


Okro is almost the easiest Nigerian soup to make. It basically requires boiling the sliced okro and of course, adding any other ingredients you choose to, as a way of spicing it up.

This soup, which is otherwise referred to as draw soup, is appropriate to eat any kind of swallow (either soft or hard) with because it helps slide the food down your throat effortlessly. You can learn how to prepare this soup here.

ALSO READ: How to make Banga soup


Egusi soup play

Egusi soup


Egusi soup is one delicious soup that always has us licking every part of our fingers whenever we eat this soup.

This accommodating soup has room for nearly any kind of special ingredients like dry fish, smoked fish, stock fish, periwinkle, diced ponmo, beef and any other thing you can think off.

Egusi always goes well with a bowl of pounded yam, Akpu or any other swallow of your choice.

Here's how you can make this soup


Ogbono soup play

Ogbono soup


Like Okro soup, Ogbono is another draw soup that's so delicious.

The brownish coloured soup which always makes a perfect march right beside a plate of yellow eba (garri) is prepared using ground Ogbono seeds and a bit of Ugwu leaves.

More like Egusi, this tasty soup also has room for assorted.

Learn how to make this soup here.

Efo riro

Efo riro play

Efo riro

(Funke Koleosho)

Efo riro is known for its savoury taste and its richness. With ingredients like locust beans, smoked fish and beef stock doing justice to the soup's flavour, Efo riro can be taken with any kind of Nigerian food ranging from rice, beans, yam, swallows, bread etc.

Here's how to make your own Efo riro.

Pepper soup

Egusi pepper soup play

Egusi pepper soup

(Beautiful Nigeria)

From the name, you can tell that it's a spicy soup.

Unlike most other soups, this soup thrives well alone. It doesn't necessarily require any food to accompany it. I mean, you can take it without any food to go with or you can also take it with rice or cold pap (eko). Whichever way you choose to, you'd definitely enjoy it.

Pepper soup has different kinds of delicacies like fish pepper soup, assorted pepper soup and others which you can learn how to make here.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Nigeria?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +2349055172167, Social Media @pulsenigeria247: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng. More information here.