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How to make Nkwobi 

Here's how to make the best Nkwobi (AkA Spicy cow foot): 

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Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is one of the popular dishes from the Eastern part of Nigeria. One of those evening relaxing sides accompanied with palm wine. 

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Nkwobi recipe




4 people

Prep Time
1H 20 Min

Total Time
1H 25 Min

  • 500g of cow foot, cut in small bits
  • ½ cup of palm oil
  • ½ tablespoon of potash, (or baking soda as a substitute) 
  • Beef stock
  • 1 cup of ugba
  • Handful utazi leaves 
  • 1 teaspoon of calabash nutmeg (Ehuru)
  • 1 large onion, half for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons of chili pepper
  • 3 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • Seasoning cube(s)
  • Salt to taste
  1. 1
    Place your cow foot in a pressure cooker, season with salt, onions and two seasoning cubes. Cook till it’s soft.
  2. 2
    Boil the ugba in water for about three minutes to stop fermentation. Remove from heat, sieve out and set aside.
  3. 3
    In another pot, heat up palm oil slightly. Add calabash nutmeg, chilli pepper, ground crayfish and ugba.
  4. 4
    Dissolve the potash (Kaun) in some of the beef stock and filter into the pot. Taste for seasoning and adjust with seasoning cube(s) if needed. The content in the pot should turn creamy by now.
  5. 5
    Add the already cooked cow foot, stir well to combine. Remove from heat and garnish with onion rings and utazi leaves.
  • In the case you don't have potash, Baking soda is a good substitute for potash
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Type: Main course

Cuisine: Igbo Nigerian

Keywords: Igbo food, cow foot, cow head

Recipe Yield: 4 servings

Preparation Time: PT1H20M

Cooking Time: PT5M

Total Time: PT1H25M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Cow foot
  • Palm oil
  • Potash
  • Ugba
  • Ehuru
  • onion
  • Pepper
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Crayfish
  • Utazi leaves

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