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.
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