Cookbook:Miyan Shuwaka (Hausa Bitter Leaf Soup)

Miyan Shuwaka (Hausa Bitter Leaf Soup)
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Miyan shuwaka is a bitterleaf soup eaten in the northern part of Nigeria.




  1. Boil the meat in a pot of water for a few minutes.
  2. If using fresh bitter leaf, wash with salt and squeeze to reduce the bitterness.
  3. Fry the onion, pepper, and tomatoes in a pot of oil for 5 minutes.
  4. Combine the fried mixture and meat in a pot with the bitter leaf. Add enough water to cover.
  5. Add the daddawa, stir the soup well, and cook for 3 more minutes over low heat. Season with salt to taste.