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How To Make Tasty Ila Alasepo (Okra Soup) 


This Ila Alasepo is great comfort food and easy to make. Just a couple of ingredients and voila! You have your Okra soup ready to be devoured. 


  • Fresh Okro (chopped) 
  • Beef washed and seasoned or any other protein you prefer 
  • Kponmo 
  • Shaki 
  • Kpanla (Smoked fish) 
  • Seasoning cubes 
  • Locust bean (iru) 
  • Cayenne pepper 
  • 4 tablespoons of palm oil 
  • Salt 
  • 1 small onion 
  • Water/ stock 
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish 
  • 1/3 cup Uziza leaves (optional) 


  1. Place a pan on medium heat, add the beef, Kponmoshaki, salt, seasoning, onion, and little water (Feel free to adjust seasoning to your taste). Let cook till tender 
  1. While the beef is cooking, chop the okra and set aside 
  1. Once the beef is soft enough to your taste, remove stock and set aside 
  1. Place a clean pan on medium heat then add the palm oil, onions and the beef, Kponmoshakistockfish and smoked fish 
  1. Add the stock and cover the pot. Let it cook for about 7 minutes. Add your dried/smoked prawns after this, then add ground crayfish and cayenne pepper 
  1. Finally, add your chopped okra. Please, do not close the pot at this stage, because if you do, the okra will not ‘draw’ 
  1. Add seasoning and salt, adjust to taste, and add the chopped Uziza leaves. (This is optional) 
  1. Your Ila ila alasepo is ready.  

Serve with Amala. 



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