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Last Updated 29/10/2020

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How to make Ewedu Soup (With Blender)

This method is with the use of a blender. Very quick and easy. You also don’t need potash for this method.

Here's how to make Ewedu soup with the help of a blender;

Blender Ewedu Soup Recipe 

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the easier modernised way of making ewedu soup.

4.9 Star Rating

Ewedu recipe

Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
15 Min

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups of Jute (Ewedu) leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of locust beans (iru)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish (optional)
  • 1 seasoning cube (optional).
  • Salt to taste
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Buy Ewedu leaves from the market, pick from the stalk (only leaves, no stems!) then wash to get rid of dirt.
  2. 2
    With the aid of a blender, blend with little water and pour into a pot. If you prefer to blend with your locust beans (iru), please do.
  3. 3
    In the pot containing your blended Ewedu, add your locust beans (if you didn’t blend it in step 2), ground crayfish (optional), seasoning cube (optional) and salt to taste. You can either add just seasoning cube(s) leaving out the crayfish or add both or just crayfish. It’s solely based on preference.
  4. 4
    Cook for about 2 minutes. PLEASE, DO NOT OVERCOOK! After two minutes, take off heat. Allow to cool, even without heat it still cooks with its retained heat for a couple of minutes.
  5. 5
    Serve with Amala or any swallow of choice.
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How to make Ewedu Soup (With Ijabe)

This method is with the use of a broom, known as Ijabe or hand blender. This recipe needs potash.

Here's how to make Ewedu soup with the use of Ijabe;

Ijabe Ewedu Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the original native way of making ewedu soup.

4.9 Star Rating

Ewedu recipe

Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups of Jute (Ewedu) leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of locust beans (iru)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish (optional)
  • 1 seasoning cube (optional).
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Potash (Kaun)
  • Ijabe
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Pluck your ewedu leaves from the stalk and wash to get rid of dirt.
  2. 2
    Place in a pot with little water and potash, on low-medium heat cook till it’s really soft. Take off heat and with the aid of an Ijabe, pound till the leaves give you the viscosity you want. Alternatively, instead of taking off heat to pound, you can still pound while on fire.
  3. 3
    You take back to your burner, add a little bit of water then add your locust beans, crayfish, seasoning cube and salt to taste. Stir to combine, cook for about 2-5minutes then take off heat.
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How to make Ewedu Elegusi Soup 

This is basically just incorporating ground Egusi seeds to your slimy ewedu.

Here's how to make Ewedu Elegusi Soup: 

Ewedu Elegusi Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is a mixture of Egusi with ewedu soup.

4.9 Star Rating

Ewedu Elegusi Recipe

Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • 6 cups of ewedu leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of ground/blended Egusi seeds
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of locust beans (iru)
  • Salt to taste
  • Potash (Kaun) optional
Directions (With the use of Ijabe): 
  1. 1
    Pluck your ewedu leaves and wash to get rid of dirt.
  2. 2
    Place in a pot on low-medium heat with water and potash and bring to a boil till the leaves are soft. In a bowl, add a little amount of water to your ground Egusi to mix it and then introduce into the pot.
  3. 3
    While still boiling, use your Ijabe or hand blender to pound your ewedu leaves to achieve the viscosity you want.
  4. 4
    After that’s achieved, add your locust beans and salt. Allow to simmer for about 2 minutes then take off heat.
Directions (With the use of blender): 
  1. 1
    Pluck your ewedu leaves and wash to remove all dirt.
  2. 2
    In a large pot, place your ewedu leaves on low-medium heat uncovered for 5minutes.
  3. 3
    After which you put it into a blender and blend. Pour your blended ewedu into a pot and place on low-medium heat.
  4. 4
    Add your locust beans (iru), Egusi paste and salt. Stir to combine. Add water in little increments till you achieve your desired viscosity and allow to boil till your Egusi starts to curdle.
  5. 5
    Take off heat and serve with Amala.
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How to make Ewedu Ogbono Soup

This is simply just incorporating ogbono into your ewedu soup.

Here's how to make the Ewedu-Ogbonoi Soup:

Ewedu-Ogbono Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

his recipe is a mixture of Ogbono with ewedu soup.

4.7 Star Rating

Ewedu With Ogbono recipe

Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
5 Min

Total Time
30 Min

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ogbono
  • ½ cup of blended Ewedu leaves
  • 1 cup of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoons of palm oil
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish
  • 1 teaspoon of Cameroon pepper
  • 1 seasoning cube
  • Salt to taste
Directions:
  1. 1
    In a pot on low-medium heat, pour your palm oil and allow it to simmer for a few seconds then add your ground ogbono. Mix thoroughly to avoid lumps formation.
  2. 2
    After which, add your cup of water in little increments then season with ground crayfish, Cameroon pepper, seasoning cube and salt to taste. Allow to cook for 20mins.
  3. 3
    Add your blended ewedu leaves and baby spinach and allow to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  4. 4
    Take off heat. Serve with any swallow of choice.
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FAQ

Here are the frequently asked questions relating to ewedu soup:

What is the English name for Ewedu?

The English name for Ewedu is called Jute mallow or Jew’s mallow. The name “Ewedu” is from the Yoruba speaking parts of Nigeria and used to describe/term the soup made from the green leafy vegetables of “jute leaves”.

What is the botanical and local name of Jute leaf?

The botanical name of Jute leaf is corchorus olitorius. In Yoruba, it’s commonly known as ewedu leaf, it’s called Ahinghara in Igbo and Rama in Hausa.

Can a pregnant woman eat Ewedu soup?

Pregnant woman can eat Ewedu soup. At the moment, there are no clinical studies to prove otherwise.

Summary

Ewedu Soup Recipe (All 4 Easy Methods) - Fit Nigerian
Ewedu Soup Recipe (All 4 Easy Methods) 1

Searching for Ewedu Soup recipe? 

Type: Soup

Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Jute leave soup, Amala, Gbegiri

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: PT10M

Cooking Time: PT5M

Total Time: PT15M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Ewedu Leaves
  • Iru
  • Crayfish
  • Salt

Editor's Rating:
4.5

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