Cookbook:Fiofio (Nigerian Spicy Pigeon Pea Porridge)

Fiofio (Nigerian Spicy Pigeon Pea Porridge)
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Fiofio is a spicy pigeon pea porridge native to the Igbo people of Nigeria. It is cheap to make, but somewhat time-consuming.




  1. Pick over the pigeon peas to remove dirt and stone. Rinse well.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, and add the pigeon peas.
  3. Add the diced yam and some salt. Boil until the pigeon peas and yam are soft.
  4. Remove the pigeon peas and yam from the heat.
  5. Heat palm oil in a pot. Add the chopped onion and chile pepper. Cook for a few minutes until softened.
  6. Add ground uziza seed, a little salt, and seasoning to taste.
  7. Add ugba, and mix well.
  8. Stir the sauce into the cooked pigeon peas and yam. Cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool, then serve.