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Food Crush Why we love our Nigerian Garri

Garri is just bae.

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Eba and Okro


Garri, otherwise known as cassava flakes is one of the several amazing foods in Nigeria.

It's Processed from cassava tubers and is considered to be a life-saving food because of it is versatile enough to be prepared into a variety of delicacies and that's why we love our Garri.

Here's a list of varieties of sumptuous dishes Garri can be made to.

1. Garri and Groundnut

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Garri and groundnut

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This is the popular, easiest and fastest recipe of Garri known in Nigeria. This combination is a life-saver indeed. With a cup of cold water, sugar and milk as sweeteners and flavouring, and some coconut (optional), you're good to go.

2. Eba

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Eba and Okro


Eba is a classic dish and appetite-soothing dish. Easy to prepare, Eba is made basically by adding hot water to a reasonable amount of Garri in a bowl, and stirred with the aid of a stirrer (popularly referred to as Omorogun) to stir the contents of the container until you have a homogenous mix. This popular food is often eaten with richly made soups and stews.

3. Garri Jollof

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Garri Jollof

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Although known by only a few of the nation's population, this delicious mix of beef, vegetable sauce with grated stir fried cassava is one awesome delicacy of Garri I can't get over. Garri is basically mixed with very little cold water and fluffed with a fork before adding hot sauce or tomato paste and all the spices of your choice.

4. Garri chocolate truffle

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Garri truffle

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Have you ever thought of paring garri with chocolate before? You probably feel it's a weird thing to do, right? Garri truffle, a perfect mix of chocolate and Garri, is just it. With a good quantity of chocolate, condensed milk, butter, Milo and crushed groundnuts, you've got it all ready. Easy to prepare and great taste.

5. Garri Cake

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Garri cake


Made by combining dry Garri with little water, then incorporating butter and sugar to it to form a cake-like structure, Garri cake is sumptuous, milky and delicious. The cake is iced with butter, milk and some sugar. Uhmm. Yummy

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