Learn From the Igbos: How To Prepare African Salad (Abacha)

African Salad (Abacha) is prepared with cassava. The cassava tubers are cooked till its done and afterwards a special grater is used to slice it. The cassava, now sliced in pieces, is then absorbed all through the night in cold water, washed completely and dried under the sun. But, your African Salad won’t be finished without Ugba. Ugba, otherwise called Ukpaka, is produced using oil bean seeds. These seeds are cooked for a few hours at that point cut, washed and left to ferment for a while before it is considered as being edible.

In case you’ve never had a plate of ugba, oh my! Permit me to inform you that you’ve been missing a supper that is simple to prepare as well as delicious and filling. Ugba is a type of unique salad serving which is eaten by Eastern Nigerians particularly at ceremonial events so today we’re conveying the function directly to your lounge room as we share this long-standing formula for making the African salad (Ugba).

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For African Salad, the more ingredients you make use of, the more delectable it will be. Furthermore, I’ll add that while some may consider Ugba an option, for me, it is necessary.

β€’ 3 handful of abacha
β€’ 2 milk cups of ugba
β€’ 30 cl red palm oil
β€’ 2 tablespoons Powdered Potash to make the meal tender
β€’ Fish: choose between Mackerel/Dry Fish/Stockfish
β€’ 1 big Onion
β€’ Salt and dry pepper to taste
β€’ 4 tablespoons ground crayfish
β€’ 2 cubes of seasoning: Maggi or Knorr
β€’ 1 teaspoon ground of Calabash Nutmeg

Initial Preparation:
1. Set up the ehu seeds by simmering, stripping and granulating them with a dry mill.

2. Based on your decision of fish of which you can use all of them, cook the mackerel, absorb the stockfish in water and remove the bone of the dry fish.

3. Wash and cut the vegetables into little pieces. Cut the big onion into pieces and cut the medium one in circles. Wash the garden eggs and put aside, it is not necessary to cut these.

4. Grind the crayfish and pepper

5. Soak the Abacha in cold water and wash the Ugba with water (neither cold nor hot water).


6. When it is soft, put the Abacha in a sifter to remove the water.

7. Put the powdered potash in a container or bowl and pour around some cold water. Blend well and you are prepared to begin making the African Salad.

Final Preparation:
The way to making a decent African Salad is to ensure that every one of the ingredients are very much consolidated. As you will see beneath, there’s a great deal of include this, mix, include that, blend. You may ask why you can’t simply include everything and mix however if you do that, it will be exceptionally troublesome for you to get a decent mix of the considerable number of ingredients.

1. Empty the palm oil into a sizeable pot. Indeed you require all that oil so that your Abacha won’t feel dry in the mouth when done. Pour the water from the potash blend.

2. Continue stirring till the oil transform into a yellow paste.

3. Include the ground pepper, ground ehu, squashed maggi/knorr cubes, crayfish, diced onions and ugba (ukpaka), and continue stirring making sure that everything off the stove.

4. Include the iru/ogiri and ensure it is stirred well.


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5. Presently include the drenched Abacha and stir till it is all around consolidated in the yellow palm oil paste.

6. Include the cut Utazi and salt to taste. You can likewise utilize dry Utazi if the crisp one isn’t accessible where you live. It is essential that you include salt last because subsequent to including such flavoring, your Abacha may not require salt any more.

7. I like my Abacha warm. If you prefer yours as such as well, exchange to a stove now and warmth it up to your ideal temperature at medium heat. Whenever done, kill the warmth and include the cut garden egg leaves, stir and serve.

8. In case you like your Abacha chilly, after stage 6, include the cut garden egg leaves, mix and present with garden eggs, fish and onions.

That’s it! Eat with chilled palm wine for the full impact.


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