Oha Soup | Lagos Groceries

Oha soup is an Eastern food from Nigeria. It's very delicious and spicy. It's mostly served with Fufu or Eba.

Makes: 4-6


-Handful of Oha leaves

-6 Oziza leaves

-2 ½ cooking spoon of Palm oil or palm kernel nuts

-10 pieces of Cocoyam

-½ oz Crayfish

-8 Snails

-1 oz Stockfish


-Ibo land Ogiri (locust beans)

-250g Assorted meat

-Cow skin (pomo)

-1 oz Periwinkle

-6 Yellow peppers


Step 1: Boil the palm nut and cocoyam. Allow to soften for 25 minutes.

Step 2: Extract the palm nut oil before adding to a thick pan. Allow to heat for 2 minutes with a few slices of onion.

Step 3: Peel the back of the cocoyam with your hands. Quickly add in the palm oil to melt, then a small amount of water and pounded yellow pepper.

Step 4: Add the crayfish, stockfish, snail, ogiri (locust beans), cow skin (Pomo), periwinkle and seasoning. Allow to cook for 15 minutes.

Step 5: Stir and then allow the cocoyam to melt in the soup. Cocoyam serves as a thickener in the soup but if too thick, add some water.

Step 6: Add the Oha leaves. Do not chop/slice with a knife but use your hands to tear it into the soup.

Step 7: Add the Oziza leaf (you can chop/slice the Oziza with a knife). Leave all to cook for 5mins then stir. Taste the seasoning (adjust according to taste).

Step 8: Serve with Fufu or Eba.

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