Ogbono (Draw Soup) | Lagos Groceries

This soup is mostly eaten in the eastern part of Nigeria. Ogbono is thick, slippery and very nutritious. It could be served with Eba, Amala, Pounded yam or Fufu.

Makes: 4-5


  • 2 spoons of blended ogbono
  • Blended Okra (10 pieces)
  • 25 kg of Boiled assorted meat
  • 4 Snails
  • Dried stock fish and smoked stock fish.
  • ½ spoon of Periwinkle
  • ½ spoon of Crayfish
  • A handful of Ugu leaf
  • ½ spoon of Locust Beans
  • Seasoning
  • 4 Small yellow chilli pepper
  • 1 ½ cooking spoon of Palm oil


Step 1: Heat 1 cooking spoon of palm oil and a few slices of onions for 2 minutes.

Step 2: Add two cups of water and the Ogbono then stir altogether. Do not cover, leave for 5 minutes. The content turns into thick brown, if too thick add some water.

Step 3: Add the crayfish, pepper, stock fish, shrimps, locust beans, assorted meat and Pomo (skin beef). Leave to cook for 10 minutes.

Step 4: After cooking for 10 minutes add the blended Okro and periwinkle leaves to cook and check if it draws (very slippery), then stir altogether, leave for another 10mins.

Step 5: Add the Ugu vegetable and seasoning for taste leave for 3mins (do not overcook vegetables).

Step 6: Serve with Fufu, Amala, Pounded yam, Eba or Semolina.

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