Nsala Soup (Eastern Nigeria)


  • Chicken / Fresh Fish – 1kg
  • Crayfish (Ground) – 2 tablespoons
  • Onion – 1 medium size
  • Yam – 2 slices
  • Uziza seeds (Ground) – 1 teaspoon
  • Dried Pepper (Ground) – 1 tablespoon
  • Maggi chicken x 1
  • Water – 8 cups
  • Salt – To taste



Cut the dressed chicken into pieces. Season with few slices of onion, pepper and salt. Steam for 10 minutes. Add the water, fish, Maggi chicken, crayfish and the remaining pepper. Peel and cut the yam into small pieces and add to the boiling pot. After 5 minutes, remove the yam and pound thoroughly, then add to the soup as a thickener. Stir. Add the uziza powder. Simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and add salt if necessary. Serve with pounded yam.

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