How To Make Abula

Abula with Amala is that one meal that makes me lose my home training in a party. It is so much of a big deal that I don’t mind breaking a sweat for it. I can eat even in my sleep.

A combo of Gbegiri and Ewedu gives you Abula. Apart from it being tasty, it is a very well balanced meal.

Even though this food originated from the Yorubas, it has become a household name. In Lagos alone, you’d find quite a number of Amala joints teeming with people.

To make Gbegiri (beans pureed soup), you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of beans
  • Dried fish
  • 8 medium size red pepper
  • 2 medium size tomato
  • 1 medium size onion
  • Locust beans (1 table spoon, mashed)
  • Palm oil (1 cup)
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • Salt to taste



  • Soak the beans and peel till all the skin comes off.
  • When the beans is cleaned, boil till it gets soft and allow to cool.
  • Blend the pepper, tomato and onions. Set aside.
  • Put the dried fish in hot water to remove dirt.
  • Pour the beans into the blender and blend to a smooth texture.
  • Place the pot on medium heat and pour the palm oil
  • Let it heat a little.
  • Add the beans and stir.
  • The blended pepper, fish, locust beans, seasoning and salt go in next.
  • Leave to simmer for about 7 mins.
  • It’s ready.


To prepare Ewedu (Corchorous Acutangulus), you need:

  • Ewedu leaves
  • Locust beans (1 spoon)
  • Potash (A pinch)
  • 1 buillon cube
  • Salt to taste



  • Pluck the Ewedu leaves without the stem.
  • Wash thoroughly, blend with little water and pour into a pan.
  • Set the blended Ewedu on medium heat and add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Bring to boil for 5 mins.
  • We are done.


Abula is best enjoyed with hot steaming Amala. The type that makes you sweat. Remember to get all your ingredients for making this sumptuous meal at

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