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Pulse List Our favourite Nigerian foods

Food made with love, you would almost bite your tongue.

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The whole world should know and love these Nigerian dishes.

Food made with love, you would almost bite your tongue.

1. Jollof Rice

 

Has to be number one on our list because Jollof rice conquers all.

Jollof's base ingredient is rice, tomato, pepper and onion. It's customisable according to your preference. Jollof is usually made with love no point if you ain't feeling it when cooking (Lol).

2. Suya

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Intricately spiced meat, grilled to perfection over an open flame (most times by the road).

Suya is served with sharp, raw chopped onions, and wrapped in newspaper. 

Suya is widely considered to be a speciality of the Hausa people of northern Nigeria and Niger. The key to excellent suya is the spice mix (yaji) it is steeped in before grilling.

3. Edikangikong

 

Leafy vegetable soup from Cross River in Nigeria. The (iron-rich) greens are a mixture of ugwu (a fluted pumpkin leaf) and gbure (waterleaf).

Mixed with periwinkle, meats, fish and ponmo for authenticity. This soup is usually served hot, with pounded yam or fufu.

4. Dodo

 

Cut in slim diagonal slices, circles or cubes and deep-fried, dodo is love. Some people like to sprinkle some salt on before frying, but that's down to personal taste. It can be eaten as a snack, a side dish or the main meal.

5. Puff Puff

 

Deep fried, light-as-air sweet dough balls, puff puff is a blesing. You can serve them alone or with sugar and chocolate sprinkled over them.

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