Cookbook:Abula (Nigerian Three Stews)

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Abula (Nigerian Three Stews)
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Abula (literally "mixture") is a dish common amongst Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a combination of three different soups/stews: gbegiri, ewedu, and pepper sauce.

Ingredients edit

Gbegiri edit

Ewedu edit

Pepper sauce edit

Equipment edit

Procedure edit

Gbegiri edit

  1. Soak the beans in water overnight. Remove and discard the skins.
  2. Boil the beans in fresh water until very soft. Drain well.
  3. Blend the beans to a purée using a blender. Set aside.
  4. Boil the meat in a pot of water with onions and spices. Remove the meat and set aside.
  5. Heat a small amount of palm oil in a pot. Add the blended beans, crayfish, salt, boiled meat, and dryfish. Cook until the fish is softened.

Ewedu edit

  1. Boil the ewedu for about 15 minutes.
  2. Soften with potash, then add a pinch of salt and stock cube.
  3. Blend the ewedu mixture until smooth, and stir in the locust beans.
  4. Reduce the heat, and allow to simmer.

Pepper sauce edit

  1. Blend the pepper and tomato together until smooth.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the blended mixture, and cook until it loses the raw flavor.
  3. Serve the pepper sauce in one dish with the gbegiri and ewedu.