Cookbook:Miyan Kuka (Baobab Leaf Soup)

Miyan Kuka (Baobab Leaf Soup)
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Miyan kuka ("baobab leaf soup") is a Northern Nigerian soup prepared with dried ground baobab leaves (kuka). This soup is paired with tuwo shinkafa or tuwo masara.




  1. Soak the dried fish in cold water. Debone when soft.
  2. Grind the crayfish with dawadawa. Pound the pepper.
  3. Cook the cow ribs with water, stock cube, salt, and onions until the meat is tender. Remove the onions, then the beef, reserving the stock in the pot.
  4. Stir the kuka powder into the reserved stock until smooth, with no lumps.
  5. Stir in pounded pepper, crayfish and dawa dawa mixture, and palm oil.
  6. Add the deboned fish, cover, and cook 5 minutes over medium heat.
  7. Stir in beef, and add salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Serve with tuwo shinkafa or tuwo masara.