Recipe: How To Make A Delicious Pot Of Black Soup

Nigeria has many interesting delicacies with great taste and nutritional value.

One of this is the Black soup which is a delicacy of the Edo tribe of the South-South region.

Black soup is a delicious and healthy Nigerian soup. It is made from a combination of ground leafy vegetables which gives it a dark color.

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The ingredients can easily be gotten from your local market and you can enjoy it with any swallow of your choice.

To prepare your own, you will need:


  • 1 bunch of Bitter Leaf
  • 1 bunch of Scent leaf (Efirin) – Substitute Basil
  • Half a bunch of Ugwu (Pumpkin Leaves)
  • 1/2 kg of Beef
  • 1/2 kg of Shaki(Tripe)
  • Half a kg of Pomo (Cow Skin)
  • 1 cup of Crayfish pieces
  • 3 pieces of Stockfish
  • 1 piece of dry fish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • 3 cooking spoons of Palm-nut cream
  • 1 tablespoon of crayfish powder
  • 3 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 yellow peppers
  • 1/2 bulb of Onions


  1. Wash, season and bring to boil the beef, shaki, pomo, stockfish with onions, scotch bonnet peppers and seasoning cubes.
  2. Using a blender or with a grinding stone, wash your vegetables and blend the vegetables till smooth.
  3. Check meats for those that are soft and take out of the pot and allow the others to soften before returning the others to the pot.
  4. Add the palm-nut cream, crayfish powder, crayfish pieces and smoked fish(broken into pieces) and taste for seasoning.
  5. Allow the soup simmer for an additional four minutes on low heat and add the grounded vegetables with the chopped yellow pepper.
  6. Let the soup simmer for an additional two minutes and serve hot with any swallow of your choice.