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Nigerian Food: How to make Banga Soup/Stew (Details + Photos)

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Nigerian Food: How to make Banga Soup/Stew (Details and Photos Below)

Banga Soup/Stew is one of the most common Stew in Delta, Nigeria, I will show you how to make the Banga Stew can be serve with starch, eba or fufu.

Ingredients for Serving: 12 Persons.

Meat (1kg)
Crayfish (half cup)
Fresh prawn [oporo](one cup)
Fresh Palm Fruits (Banga) (8 cups)
Medium sized dry fish / smoked fish (1)
Red scotch bonnet pepper “Ata rodo” (8)
Ataiko (1 tbsp)
Irugege (1 teaspoon)
Oburunbebe Stick (Banga stick) (1)
Dried Beletientien leaves (half cup) or
Thinly sliced bitter leaves (half cup)
3 cubes of knorr
Periwinkles (1)
Salt to taste.

Below are pictures of some of the ingredients for banga soup. All of these spices and ingredients can be purchased from any Nigerian local market. For the spices and banga stick, ask those women that sell traditional roots and herbs like zobo leaves and dogoyaro.

Use a sieve to strain the extract into your cooking pot, allow to boil for 15 minutes with the pot half-covered. It should be a lot thicker now.

Add the cleaned dried fish, ground (crayfish, ataiko plus irugege), oburunbebe stick, precooked meat, ground pepper and salt to taste. Cover and allow another 10 minutes

Add the crushed dried beletientien leaves or thinly sliced bitter leaves, precooked prawn, periwinkles and one cube of knorr. Stir, cover and allow to simmer for 3 minutes. This is how to make the popular banga soup that is loved and made by the Deltans. in Nigeria


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