by Debby

Last Updated 29/10/2020

Looking for Okra soup recipe? 

In this recipe post, you'll discover how to cook Okra soup ( five (5) different exciting ways) .

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How to make Okra Soup (classic) 

Here's how to make okra soup using one of the popular methods:

Okra Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is one of the simple classic ways of making okra soup

4.9 Star Rating

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Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
6 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
50 Min

Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups of okra
  • 1 tablespoon of locust beans (iru)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 500g of cooked assorted meat
  • 1 bunch of ugwu leaves
  • 1 smoked fish or any fish of choice
  • 1-2 cooking spoon of palm oil
  • 2 teaspoon of dry pepper/chilli flakes
  • ½ cup of stock or water
  • Seasoning cube to taste
  • Salt to taste
Directions: 
  1. 1
    In a large pot, add your palm oil and let it fry on low-medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. 2
    Add crayfish and allow to fry for a few seconds then add your chopped/cut okro and stir to combine. Allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add your stock/water and mix thoroughly. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary with seasoning cube(s) and salt.
  4. 4
    Add your beef and smoked fish or any fish of choice then stir. If it’s too thick, add water till you get your desired viscosity. Allow to simmer for a few minutes then add your ugwu leaves
  5. 5
    Let it simmer a little bit more and take off heat.
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How to make ILA ALASEPO 

This is one of the most popular ways of making okra soup in western Nigeira

It’s basically incorporating “stew” i.e the use of pepper-tomato blend into the okro soup so there wouldn’t be any need to add stew before having okro with your swallow of choice.

Here's how to make ILa Alasepo...

ILA Alasepo Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is is a one-pot dish that involves use of pepper-tomato blend into the okro soup.

4.9 Star Rating

Ila Alasepo recipe

Category:
Soup

Method:
Cooked

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
6 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
45 Min

Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups of okra
  • 1 tablespoon of locust beans (iru)
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 500g of cooked assorted meat
  • 1 teaspoon of Uziza
  • 1-2 cooking spoon of palm oil
  • 2 teaspoon of dry pepper/chilli flakes
  • ½ cup of stock or water
  • Seasoning cube to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cooking spoons of Nigerian stew / Stew Base (A mixture of 4 red bell peppers (tatashe) or more, 2-3 scotch bonnet peppers (Ata-rodo) or more and 2 medium tomatoes or more then blend. After blending, you bring to a boil till all the liquid has dried up and you’re left with a paste.)
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Either dice, grate, pound or blend your okra. 
  2. 2
    If using fresh pepper-tomato blend: in a large pot, add your palm oil and then add your fresh pepper-tomato blend to fry. Allow to fry till the oil bubbles to the top then add your locust beans (iru). Season with your seasoning cube(s), salt and ground crayfish.
    ---- or-----
    If using your Nigerian stew: In a large pot, heat up oil on low-medium heat then add your locust beans (iru). Allow to cook for a few seconds then add your crayfish. Add your cooking spoons of your Nigerian stew.
  3. 3
    Pour in your assorted meat and smoked fish, stir to combine and allow to simmer for about 2 minutes.
  4. 4
    Add your chopped/blended/pounded okra into the stew base and combine well. Add your dry pepper(optional) and then in little increments, add your stock/meat till you get your desired viscosity.
  5. 5
    Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  6. 6
    Add your chopped Uziza and stir. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes then take off heat. 
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Notes: 
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How to make Oil-less non-slimy okra soup

Here's how to make Oil-less non-slimy okra soup:

Oil-Less Non-Slimy Okra Soup Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is does not involve the use of oil and draw like the typical Okra soup.

4.8 Star Rating

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Category:
Sauce

Method:
Fried

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups of okra
  • 2 sweet peppers or tatashe
  • 8 medium pieces of beef
  • 1 dry fish
  • 1-2 red onions
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish
  • 1 bunch of ugwu or any green leafy vegetables
  • Yellow habanero pepper to taste
  • Seasoning cube(s) to taste
  • Salt to taste
Directions: 
  1. 1
    Chop your okra in big chunks to avoid the slimy effect. When cut in smaller pieces, there’s that tendency to be slimy. Chop your vegetable of choice as well. Soak your dry fish in water, then debone.
  2. 2
    In a large pot, place your beef on medium heat, season with 1 chopped red onion, seasoning cube(s) and salt adding water to the level of your beef. Cook till it’s tender, by this time the liquid left (stock) would be little.
  3. 3
    In your stock containing your beef, add your ground crayfish, sweet pepper and habanero pepper, remaining onions and chopped okra and allow to simmer for a while. Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
    Add your ugwu or vegetable of choice, allow to simmer for 2mins and take off heat.
  4. 4
    Add your ugwu or vegetable of choice, allow to simmer for 2mins and take off heat.
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Notes: 
  • The use of onions reduce the mucilaginous (slimy) properties of the Okro soup.
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How to make okra stir-fry

Here's how to make Okra stir-fry:

Okra Stir-Fry Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is a special recipe that makes okra into a versatile sauce/soup

4.8 Star Rating

Okra stirfry recipe

Category:
Sauce

Method:
Fried

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups of okra
  • 8 medium pieces of beef
  • 1-2 cooking spoon of palm oil
  • I dry fish
  • 2 sweet peppers or tatashe
  • 1-2 red onions
  • 1 tablespoon of ground crayfish
  • 1 bunch of ugwu or any green leafy vegetables
  • Yellow habanero pepper to taste
  • Seasoning cube(s) to taste
  • Salt to taste
Directions: 
  1. 1
    In a large pan, add your palm oil on medium heat then add your pieces of beef, chopped peppers and chopped onions. Season with salt and ground crayfish. Stir well to combine.
  2. 2
    Add your chopped okra and leafy vegetable (either ugwu or spinach) and stir but don’t over-stir then cover with a tight lid to simmer for about 5 minutes.
  3. 3
    Add your dry fish, give it a gentle stir, cook for a few minutes  
  4. 4
    Take off heat and serve.
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How to make Okro Gravy

Here's how to make okra gravy:

Okro Gravy Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

Okro gravy is another versatile, yummy and easy to make okra soup/sauce variation.

4.7 Star Rating

Okra gravy recipe

Category:
Main

Method:
Fried

Cuisine:
Nigerian

Serves
4 people

Prep Time
5 Min

Total Time
20 Min

Ingredients:
  • 2 Cup of Okra (Sliced)
  • 2 Cup Smoked Fish (Shredded)
  • 10 Shrimps (Cleaned)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Flour
  • 2 Cooking Spoon Stew Paste/ Blended Pepper Mix
  • 2 Seasoning Cube (e.g Maggi)
  • Salt To Taste
Directions:
  1. 1
    Place a large pot on medium to high heat and add in Stew Paste/ Blended Pepper Mix and 2 cups of water, then stir.
  2. 2
    Add in seasoning cube (e.g Maggi), salt, and smoked fish. Cover and allow to boil.
  3. 3
    Add in your shrimp and okra, then stir. Taste and add seasoning if needed. Then allow to cook for 2 minutes.
  4. 4
    Add 2 tablespoon of water to flour to dissolve it.
  5. 5
    Add dissolved flour into the shrimp and okra mixture.
  6. 6
    Stir and allow to cook for one more minutes.
  7. 7
    Put off heat and serve your okro gravy sauce.
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Summary

Okra Soup Recipe (5 Exciting Methods) - Fit Nigerian
Okra Soup Recipe (5 Exciting Methods) 1

Looking for Okra soup recipe? 

Type: Soup

Cuisine: Nigerian

Recipe Yield: 6 servings

Preparation Time: PT10M

Cooking Time: PT40M

Total Time: PT50M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Okra
  • Ugwu
  • Palm oil
  • Locust beans
  • Crayfish
  • Meat
  • Smoked Fish
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Dry pepper
  • Stock

Editor's Rating:
4.7

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