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How to make Edo Black Soup

Here's how to make the Edo Esan black soup:

Edo Black Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe soup originates from Edo state. It’s simply made by blending three vegetables and that’s what gives it that black colour.

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Edo Black Soup Recipe




6 people

Prep Time
30 Min

Total Time
1 Hour

  • 2 cups of washed bitter leaf
  • 2 cups of sliced uziza leaves
  • ½ cup of scent leaves
  • ½ cup of ground crayfish powder
  • 1½ cooking spoon of palm nut cream
  • ½ bulb of onion, sliced
  • 1 smoked fish, washed and deboned
  • 1kg of Assorted meat, Shaki(tripe), beef, Ponmo
  • Dry pepper to taste
  • Seasoning cube(s), as desired
  • Salt to taste
  1. 1
    Blend your scent leaves and Uziza leaves together then blend your bitter leaf separately.
    In a large pot, add your assorted meat on medium heat. Add water enough to reach the level of the meat, add your sliced onions, seasoning cube(s) and salt and boil till it’s chewy.
    Add your washed smoked fish then your already made or store bought palm cream and allow to simmer for 7-15mins. By this time, the soup should begin to thicken.
    Add your ground leaves, stir to combine. Check for seasoning and add seasoning cube(s), salt if necessary.
    Allow your ground leaves to simmer while adding ground crayfish and dry pepper. Taste again for seasoning and adjust if necessary. Allow to simmer for another 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Some people cook this soup with just two out of the three vegetables listed above. 
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Here are some of the frequently asked question about Edo black soup

Can a pregnant woman eat black soup?

A pregnant woman can eat black soup. There is no clinical research that suggest otherwise.

What vegetables are used in making black soup

The vegetables used in making black soup are:Scent leaves (Effirin), Bitterleaf and Uziza leaves.


Edo Black Soup Recipe (#1 Ultimate way) - FitNigerian
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Type: Soup

Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Edo Soup

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Preparation Time: PT30M

Cooking Time: PT30M

Total Time: PT1H

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Bitter leaf
  • uziza leaves
  • crayfish
  • palm nut cream
  • smoked fish
  • Assorted meat
  • Dry pepper
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Onion

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  1. If I am preparing black soup for 20 people how do I go about it and what quantity of ingredients is needed.

    Also for Owosoup and pamgasoup

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