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Follow This Recipe To Make Delicious African Salad (Abacha)

By Oreoritse Tariemi
05 August 2022   |   5:12 pm
An Eastern Nigerian delicacy, Abacha is prepared using dried, shredded cassava. This African salad can be consumed as a meal or a snack. There are numerous ways to prepare this salad, but the more ingredients you use, the more delicious the dish becomes.  Ingredients  Abacha Ugba or ukpaka Palm oil Powdered potash Fish Ponyo Onion…

Abacha. Photo Agathas_cuisine

An Eastern Nigerian delicacy, Abacha is prepared using dried, shredded cassava.

This African salad can be consumed as a meal or a snack. There are numerous ways to prepare this salad, but the more ingredients you use, the more delicious the dish becomes. 

Ingredients 

  • Abacha
  • Ugba or ukpaka
  • Palm oil
  • Powdered potash
  • Fish
  • Ponyo
  • Onion
  • Garden eggs
  • Garden egg leaves, chopped
  • Salt and dry pepper (to taste)
  • Ground crayfish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Ground Ehu seeds (Calabash nutmeg)
  • Ogiri or iru
  • Fresh utazi leaves
  • Boiling water

Method

  • First, soak the garden egg leaves in cold water for 10 minutes until it softens, and pour boiling water over it before draining. 
  • Rinse the ugba with warm water and dissolve the potash, sieving out the water after a while. 
  • In another pot, stir the potash water with palm oil until it forms a yellowish paste.
  • Place this mix on heat, adding ground ehu, pepper, crayfish and seasoning. Next, add crushed stock cubes, diced onions and ugba before taking off the heat. 
  • Add ogiri, mix, then meat and fish making sure to mix. 
  • Add the soaked Abacha leaves, and mix, making sure all ingredients blend. 
  • Add sliced utazi and salt.
  • Finally, garnish with chopped garden egg leaves and sliced onions. 

Enjoy with a chilled drink. 

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