Obe Korowo/Scent Leave (Western Nigeria)


  • Bush meat – 1/4 large size
  • Smoke fish – 1 medium size
  • Snails – 4 large size
  • Iru – 1 small wrap
  • Lime juice – 1 cup
  • Korowo (Ground) – 2 cups
  • Palm oil – 3 cooking spoons
  • Effirin/Scent leaves – 1 medium bunch
  • Fresh Pepper – 4 medium size
  • Fresh Tomatoes (Ground) – 4 medium size
  • Tatashe pepper (Ground) – 4 medium
  • Onion – 1
  • Maggi cubes x 2
  • Salt – To taste.



Cut and wash the bush meat thoroughly, set aside. Wash the snail with salt and lime juice. Dress the snails and cut open into two. Sift the korowo to remove the chaff. Pick the Effirin eaves, shred and set aside. Heat the palm oil, add the ground tomatoes, tatashe, pepper and onion. Stir and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the snails and korowo to the pot. Sprinkle a little salt and cover the pot. Allow to boil for about 10 minutes. The addition of salt almost immediately would make the korowo to come out grainy. Add the bush meat, fish and Maggi cubes. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir and add the Effirin Leaves. Stir and taste for salt. Remove from heat and serve with pounded yam.

Ata Sauce (Western Nigeria)


  • Tatashe (Ground ) – 4 medium size
  • Pepper (Ground) – 4 medium size
  • Tomatoes ( Ground) -4 medium size
  • Onion (Ground)  x 1
  • Fried Meat /Fish – 6 pieces or more
  • Palm oil – 3 cooking spoons
  • Maggi cubes x 2
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – (discretional)



Heat the oil for about 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, add the ground ingredients and fry about 10 minutes. Stir and add the Maggi cubes and water. Continue cooking for another 20 minutes till the water dries up a bit and the sourness of the tomatoes is off. Add salt to taste. Add the meat. Serve wiith Egbo and Ewa ibeji.

Egbo and Ewa Ibeji (Western Nigeria)


  • 3 Cups Dried Corn White or Yellow (shelled)
  • 2 Cups Black-eyed Bean / Ewa Ibeji
  • 3 Cooking Spoons Palm Oil
  • 8 Pieces Fresh Pepper (chopped)
  • 2 Medium Bulb Onions (chopped)
  • 30 Cups of Water
  • Seasoning and Salt to taste
  • Dried Fish


Although this type of recipe takes time to cook. But when you finish preparing the food, you will know its delicious and good



Wash and boil the corn with 15 cups of water till soft and set aside

Wash and boil the black eyed beans with the remaining water till soft and add salt to taste and set aside. Add the boiled corn to the beans. Fry pepper, Onions in palm oil for 5 minutes and add to the beans corn. Add the dried fish for satisfaction. Add magi cubes

Stir, add salt to taste. Serve warm with the cooked soft corn and soft cooked beans, then pour the sauce (Ata Sauce) and ready to eat.