Author: Omolabake for #OunjeAladun

Afia Efere

Afia Efere

Efik White Soup This is an oil-less soup native to the Efik people of Nigeria. It is similar to Ofe Nsala which is native to the Igbo people. The difference in spices used in cooking sets it apart from Nsala. While it's not white in the true sense of the word, the name alludes to … Continue reading Afia Efere

Ofe Okazi

Ofe Okazi

Ofe Okazi/ Ukazi Okazi Soup You'd find about 2 types of Ofe Okazi recipes online. There's one with Egusi and there is one made with thickeners. For the egusi version, you'd add ukazi to egusi soup as you'd add any other vegetable at the tail end of cooking. For the version with thickeners you can … Continue reading Ofe Okazi

Ofe Ugba

Ofe Ugba

Ofe Ugba (Translation Ugba Soup) I've often spoken about my love for Ugba. Ugba is also known by the following names, "Ukpaka" (Igbo) "Apara” (Yoruba) “Ukana” (Efik) African Oil Bean SeedImage credit Google. Ugba is made from African oil bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophylla). The seeds are collected from pods, and boiled for several hours, to … Continue reading Ofe Ugba

Ayamase Sauce (Green Ofada Sauce)

Ayamase Sauce (Green Ofada Sauce)

Ofada Sauce, White Rice and Pink Palmwine Ayamase sauce is said to be native to Ogun state, there are two tales as to how the name is derived. One story says it was the secret recipe of Mrs Mase who lived in Ijebu made with green peppers. It is suggested that it was called Obe … Continue reading Ayamase Sauce (Green Ofada Sauce)

Egbo

Egbo

How to make ègbo. Egbo with Fried Palm oil Pepper Sauce and Fish. For the life of me, I wouldn't have thought I didn't have a recipe for Egbo on the blog. Matter of fact, I took these pictures hoping to update the Egbo recipe I thought I had posted in 2015. I was surprised … Continue reading Egbo

Donkwa

Donkwa

How to make Donkwa Popularly called Donkwa in the north of Nigeria, this corn meal snack is also called Tanfiri by the Yoruba people. It is a snack that will always evoke a lot of childhood memories for me. Dambu Nama is another tasty meat snack from the North of Nigeria, you can make it … Continue reading Donkwa

Dambu Nama

Dambu Nama

Dambu Nama (Fried Meat Floss) The recipe for Dambu Nama was once one of the best kept secret recipes from Northern Nigeria. This should top the chart of ultimate street foods from the north of Nigeria. I've had this in my draft since 2020, I was just too lazy to deal with the writers block … Continue reading Dambu Nama

Rice Bread

Rice Bread

Baked Rice Mosa Gluten free, vegan friendly Rice Bread. Think fried Hausa Mosa cakes (Masa), then imagine it baked. All made in a blender. Mosa is one of my mum's favourite hausa snacks. She loves to eat Mosa (or Masa depending on who is saying it) with yaji spice or honey. I've been served Mosa … Continue reading Rice Bread

Ginger Milk

Ginger Milk

Warm Ginger Milk, to keep you warm and toasty on a rainy day. This milk warms you up from the inside. It's warm spicy and comforting on a cold day. We have had a lot of rains the past week as such I've had a lot of warm ginger milk. The best thing about this … Continue reading Ginger Milk

Minced Meat sauce.

Minced Meat sauce.

Simple Minced Meat Sauce This simple minced meat sauce recipe is made using simple everyday Nigerian ingredients to create a delicious spaghetti sauce. Without adding anything too fancy, you can rummage through your freezer and whip this up quick and simple as I did. Spaghetti with minced meat sauce. Please note, I mostly eyeballed the … Continue reading Minced Meat sauce.