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How to make Abacha

Here's how to make the perfect Abacha (AkA African Salad): 

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Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is indigenous to the eastern part of Nigeria and also known as African salad, Abacha is obtained solely from Cassava. It’s shredded and dried cassava tubers.

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Abacha salad recipe/African salad




6 people

Prep Time
12 Min

Total Time
25 Min

  • 4 cups of Abacha
  • 1 cup of palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon of edible potash
  • 1 whole mackerel fish, cut and washed
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet pepper or 2 tablespoons of ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 to 2 cups of ugba
  • 3 Ehuru seeds (calabash nutmeg)
  • Seasoning cube(s) to taste
  • Garden egg, for garnishing (optional)
  •  A handful of utazi leaves, shredded for garnishing (optional)
  1. 1
    Marinate your already cut and washed mackerel and set aside for about 30mins then fry or grill.
  2. 2
    Soak your dry Abacha in hot water for about 3-5 minutes. Sieve out and keep in a bowl.
  3. 3
    Dissolve a teaspoon of edible potash in 4 tablespoons of water. Filter then transfer residue into a pot.
  4. 4
    Add your cup of palm oil and stir well to form a yellow-orange-ish paste. Add your ground crayfish, ground pepper, Ehuru and seasoning cube(s) to taste. Stir well to combine.
  5. 5
    Add the ugba and stir then add the Abacha. Stir to get it well incorporated.
    Garnish and serve with sliced onions, Shredded utazi leaves, Garden egg and fish. ENJOY!
  • In the case you don't have potash, Baking soda is a good substitute for potash
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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Abacha recipe

What can you use instead of edible potash?

Baking soda is an alternative to edible potash as it is tasteless and odourless.

What is ugba?

Ugba is African oil bean seed.


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Type: Main course

Cuisine: Igbo Nigerian

Keywords: African salad

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Preparation Time: PT15M

Cooking Time: PT10M

Total Time: PT25M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Abacha
  • Palm oil
  • Potash
  • Ugba
  • Fish
  • onion
  • Pepper
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Crayfish
  • Utazi leaves
  • Ehuru

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