Cookbook:Nigerian Pawpaw Soup

Nigerian Pawpaw Soup
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Pawpaw soup is a native soup of the Tiv ethno-linguistic group of Nigeria. It can be enjoyed with fufu or eba.






  1. Soak pawpaw flakes in cold water. Set aside, and allow it to rise.
  2. Remove all the bones in the dry fish, and soak it in hot water.
  3. Mix egusi and water in a bowl to form a thick paste.
  4. Place beef in a pot, along with diced onion, salt, and seasoning cube. Cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the palm oil, ground chilli pepper, and locust beans. Cover with water, and adjust the seasoning with salt and seasoning cubes.
  6. Set over medium heat, and simmer for a while.
  7. Stir in the egusi paste, and simmer for a few minutes.
  8. Add the soaked dryfish, and simmer for a few minutes.
  9. Stir in the pawpaw flakes, cover, and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  10. Serve with semovita, eba, or fufu.