- Ground Ogbono Seeds1/2 CupsQuantity depends on how much soup you are making, but 1/2 cup is a good place to start
- Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu)At least a handful depending on the quantity of the soup. This is optional but it makes the soup richer
- MeatAny kind : beef, tripe, goat..e.t.c
- Dried FishAny kind, any quantity depending on personal preference. You can also use fresh fish or seafood
- Chili Powder2 TeaspoonsTo taste
- Onion1 PiecesSmall sized
- Crayfish3 Tablespoons
- Salt and Seasoning CubeTo taste
- Palm Oil3 Cooking Spoons
How to make Ogbono Soup
1. Wash the meat and fish, season with salt, seasoning cube, chili powder and a little chopped onion. Add enough water to a pot, boil the meat and fish then boil until tender. The stock will be used in making the soup.
2. Chop the pumpkin leaves, wash and set aside.
3. In the pot with the cooked meat, fish and stock, add three cooking spoons of palm oil, stir, then add more seasoning(chili powder, salt, seasoning cube) and the crayfish, stir and boil for about 10 minutes or until the palm oil combines with the stock, meat and fish.
4. Add the ground ogbono seeds.
5. Stir in the ground ogbono seeds until it dissolves. You should notice the ogbono has started to draw and the content of your pot has thickened. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you find that the soup is too thick for your liking, you can add more water, stir and keep boiling until done.
6. Add in the chopped ugu leaves, stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
Your ogbono soup is ready, serve with any swallow.