Cookbook:Miyan Taushe (Nigerian Pumpkin Soup)

Miyan Taushe (Nigerian Pumpkin Soup)
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Miyan taushe (pumpkin stew) is a popular soup in northern Nigeria. It can be served as stew or soup and eaten with tuwo, fufu, wheat, or rice.




  1. Add the meat, onions, salt, and seasoning cube to a pot over medium heat. Stir, and cook in its own juice.
  2. Remove the skin from the pumpkin, and cut it into cubes.
  3. Add the pumpkin pieces to the meat, and add enough water to cover the pumpkin. Simmer until the meat and pumpkin are tender.
  4. Blend onions, habanero pepper, and dawa dawa to a smooth paste.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle in some salt, then add the blended pepper mix, and some tomato paste. Stir well, cover, and cook for about 10–12 minutes.
  6. Remove the softened pumpkin from the boiling meat. Blend the pumpkin and the groundnut into a very smooth paste.
  7. Add the stockfish, ground crayfish, dried prawns, smoked Titus fish, and fried pepper mix to the meat.
  8. Stir in the blended pumpkin and groundnut mixture. Cover, and simmer for a few minutes.
  9. Add the sliced vegetables. If the soup is too thick, loosen it by adding some water. Stir and check for salt.
  10. When you have gotten the consistency you want, turn off the heat.
  11. Serve with tuwo shinkafa or any other swallow of your choice.