Igbo foods are easy and simple to make, here is my list of all known foods eaten by the people of Igbo and of course the ingredients used in making them.
This tribe is one of the three major Nigerian tribes, you will learn so much here about all the special Igbo recipes, my favorites and of course a detailed guide on making them, I would try to include a video to cases that defy written explanation.

I just want to focus more on the foods eaten by different Nigerian tribes, I have seen countless numbers of email from white ladies that are married to Nigerian men, questions about what to make for dinner if you are married to a Nigerian man, “I am married to Igbo man, what do I make for breakfast?” stuff like that.

I listed the most popular and generally accepted Nigerian foods at the very top of our home page and here I just want to focus on what Igbo people (men, women and children) like to eat. In case you are dating or married to a Nigerian man or you are friends with people from Igbo, here are some of their favorite recipes

Of course they would accept almost any deliciously made Nigerian foods but a surprise treat would indeed surprise them.

I would go along to list them and then drop a link to the individual pages where you can learn more about what to serve an Igbo man. I have written a page about all kinds of soups eaten in Nigeria but I am going to separate them right here, I want to start with different kind of Igbo soups then I will talk about other Igbo recipes at the bottom of the page.

Here is my list of Igbo foods

The first on my list of Igbo foods is a combination of fufu and uha soup. Oh, how I love this Igbo delicacy! As a matter of fact there were days I eat fufu like five times in a week, it is a very heavy food and very scarce in this part of the world where I now live.

Oha Soup

Like I said, it is a very heavy food and the best time to enjoy this would be in the afternoon or four hours before you go to bed, although we never cared about all of those rules while in the village. Then we were young and we eat whenever we feel like eating but now the case is slightly different.

Click on the Image above to learn more about oha Soup and Fufu.

Fufu can also go with Nigerian bitter leaf soup, this soup can be made into different recipes, the Igbo like to make this soup with cocoyam (ofe ede), it is one of the popular Igbo soups – Ofe Onugbu, we have a detailed instruction on making Igbo Bitter Leaf Soup, you will also find a video on the page.

Another popular Igbo food (soup) is Okra soup. This is actually one of the easiest and cheapest Nigerian soup, I remember we used to make a very small pot of okra soup with just about two hundred and fifty Naira (250), more like a one dollar soup. I like to make this soup with fresh fish, it is very delicious. Learn more here about Making Okra Soup
Okro Soup

Agidi is also part of it. I love it exactly how it is served below.
Agidi or Eko
Click Here For How to make Agidi (eko).

Igbo Popular Foods

Here are more popular Igbo delicasies, of course you will also find them on the page About All Desserts Eaten in Nigeria, this two in particular is very special to the people of Igbo, they are African salad and nkwobi, I like them too.

Over the past few months I have gotten lots of questions about how to make Nkwobi, a favorite dessert of the people of Igbo, here you will find a very comprehensive guide. We made Nkwobi chicken as almost any kind of meat now could be used in making this Igbo delicacy. Learn How We Made Nkwobi In The Nigerian Kitchen
Nkwobi Nigeria

The second is an African salad (Abacha, Ugba, jakwu), we call it different names. I never liked this desserts neither have I considered it one of Igbo foods until my mum made a very delicious recipe, On this page I did it the exact way as my mum, we the Igbo girls learn how to cook foods from our mothers. Here is a great tip on Making African Salad(Jakwu, Abacha), I even included a video, Enjoy!

Other Igbo Foods

There are several other Igbo recipes, I will include them on this page as I remember them or as they are discovered. The last food I would be talking about here would be African breadfruit (ukwa), most people keep asking the question “what is African breadfruit?” I tried to answer that question comprehensively on the page that is dedicated to it, I made a video too for this Igbo recipe.

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  1. petti  June 25, 2013

    I am married to an igbo man and would really love to learn about all the igbo recipes, I made jollof rice a couple of days back and it was very tasty, he loved it! I just want to learn about other igbo recipes so my husband can be very happy! Thanks for teaching me

    • Sundai  February 21, 2017

      thats nice

  2. Tracy  June 25, 2013

    Please I would like to know how to make fufu (igbo food), I just want to surprise my husband!

  3. amaka  June 25, 2013

    Thanks for the recipes, I am an igbo woman also. I know to make all the igbo fOods, abacha, akara, ofe onugbu, ofe ogbono, ofe uha, ndudu, akidi, moi moi, the two different recipes for ukwa, akamu, ofe ejula. Lol

    • Chima  May 9, 2017

      Real Igbo woman, kudos to you.

  4. Linus  July 15, 2013

    This is so yummy! We call this abacha or jakwu in Igbo land, it is one of my favorite Igbo recipe. There is this other powerful igbo food that I am yet to learn about. We call it ndudu, also akidi. I enjoy all of this igbo foods the only problem is that I don’t know how to make some of them. But I am hoping that you would be able to teach me since you are here already. You seem very gud at what you do

  5. Cynthia Boma Ipalibo  August 3, 2013

    thanks for the mail. it’s a really good one. Am sure with these tips on my finger my husband’s tummy will be happy always! lol

  6. ammy  August 6, 2013

    Its really nice being here,I love dis blog God bless u for empowering our women

  7. Nnanna  August 24, 2013

    I have learnt to cook nigerian dishes from this site….thanks a lot!!

  8. Adanma  October 21, 2013

    Am loving this site and would like to be a part of it .

  9. bukky  October 22, 2013

    I hv a bby with an igbo man & my bby luv’s the nigerian foods so thts hw I developed an interest in cooking nigerians foods & wud like to impress my future husband by learning hw to cook different kinds of nigerian meals.

  10. Joy  February 19, 2014

    I am really impressed,especially those igbo delicacy. I am seriously saving them for my future family. those igbo terms, I Hope they will understand me when I get to the market. I am purely Yoruba.

  11. cherish  March 19, 2014

    plZ,where do i get ur book in imo state. i love my fiance and i dont want to loose him to any other girl, pls,help me.

  12. miracle  April 7, 2014

    wooh wat a great idea of cooking we hv really learnt on cookin styles frm kaduna nigeria.

  13. Babe kosi  April 25, 2014

    Hello chy, it has been wonderful since i stumbled into your site.i am a nigerian residing in Benin, I don’t know how to get this wonderful cookbook but I really need it please.

    • Chy Anegbu  May 5, 2014

      Kosi, You can purchase it from the sales page here, we now ship to every part of the world.

  14. Candace  July 17, 2014

    I am a bit overwhelmed. I am an American woman engaged to a Igbo man that lives in Lagos. I am going to be teaching for at least two years in Abuja. I want to learn how to create meals he will be familiar with but everything sounds so exotic. I am a very good cook in America. I can cook American, Italian, Chinese, and some Irish meals but I want his family not to be disappointed in me. We have enough strikes against us as it is. I’m older and white. He is younger and black. We don’t care but not to be able to cook even a simple Igbo meal might be a reason for them not to attend our wedding. I wish your videos told how to pronounce the different meals and the different items that go in them. Any help would be appreciated. I will be buying your cookbook at the end of the month.

  15. Adekusibe Adelayo  August 18, 2014

    Helo Mrs chy, I need a copy of the Nigerian cook book, I reside in mowe-ogun state. Can it be delivered to me? N will I pay before or after delivery? Have a nice day.

  16. nelly  October 27, 2014

    God bless you chy as you devote your time to bring out all these cooking tips to make our families happy with varieties. Remain blessed.
    Please can you teach us how to make soyamilk drink and soyabean powder.

  17. bukky  December 2, 2014

    Am a Yoruba woman but would luv to learn how to prepare Igbo soup.

    • Chy Anegbu  December 3, 2014

      Ok, you will @ Bukky

  18. Sexy nony  January 16, 2015

    So this is d secret of women. Chei! And I hv been in d dark all this while. Thank u so much for dis help. Please I hv OKPAIGBA in my house but d problem is that I dnt know how to make it. Can u help m out.

  19. abosede  March 5, 2015

    dis is waoh! I av a personal interest in igbo as a group especially d foods…

  20. chey  March 7, 2015

    Was the food like for the igbo before colonialism and after colonialism?

    • Onye Igbo  August 25, 2016

      Igbo cuisine has been Igbo cuisine for a long long long time… colonialism could not stop it, unlike East Africa (TANZANIA), where I noticed they eat their UGALI (corn fufu) with CABBAGE fried in vegetable oil!!?????????

      Likewise, I went to a Zimbabwean food shop in the England, and asked them for palm oil, and they did not know what I was talking about — I asked them for ingredients for any of their native soup, and they gave me tomatoes… I asked them for any native spices they used for their soup, and they did not give me anything that was organically African!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      I could not believe what I was seeing, and I left their shop and went to the corner and WEPT for some African countries that lost a lot of their food culture to colonialism; and when the colonial masters left, adopted cuisine closely related to Indian cuisine!

      I can say without contradiction that all our foods in Igboland survived… I know this because my grandmother told us so when we were growing up – she said that all she was preparing for us were the same foods her grandmother made for her. [Her grandmother was born in the early 1800’s; and the colonial invaders – Lord Laggard and co. – arrived in the late 1800’s].
      I have also read books that trace our native food culture all the way back centuries.

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  22. nelly  May 10, 2015

    wow these recipies are splendid more power to ur elbow

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  24. Dikeledi  August 27, 2015

    Evening am dating a Igbo guy I just want to surprise him with his cultural meal or jollof rice how to I prepare it
    And which ingredients should and can I find them here in South Africa because am staying in the Free state.
    I would gladly appreciate your assistance.

    Thank you

  25. whitney  September 14, 2015

    i am in love with this site, i am learning so many recipes so when i get married, my husband will always be running home to my food. #smiles

  26. Akinbowale  October 3, 2015

    Whoa..am in love with igbo food..and am longing to eat diz abacha

  27. Joy oladimeji  November 18, 2015

    This is a good one, God bless u ijn amen.

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  29. Nkay  April 30, 2016

    Thanks a lot Chy. Thumbs up to you…

  30. sandra  June 7, 2016

    Pls i will like to be part of this blog, though i know how to cook Igbo food because i grew up in Igbo Land with my Parents but i want to learn and know more.

    • Chy Anegbu  June 7, 2016

      OK, welcome once again.

  31. sarah favour osiobe  June 10, 2016

    pls i want to know how to bake or produce puff puff. thank you

  32. Debby  July 21, 2016

    MANY appreciations for sharing receips my husband is Igbo and surely learning to cook all Igbo meals will be a bonus!!

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  34. Ugochukwu  December 18, 2016

    Chy nice work, but I don’t think this is all the Igbo foods and desserts. Like ofe nsala, isi ewu, okpa, ofe egusi, ukwa, etc and some I can’t remember now

  35. Onyinyechi  March 17, 2017

    Good day,
    where do i get your book in South Africa? please help me.
    I would gladly appreciate your assistance.

    Thank you,
    Stay blessed

    • Chy Anegbu  March 19, 2017

      Just purchase with either your card or paypal through our sales page and we would deliver in about 14 working days to any address you provide in the world. If you are in Nigeria, it usually takes only about 6 working days.

  36. Chima  May 9, 2017

    You’ve done a great job, Chy. Thanks for this good work.

  37. OLUCHI  August 25, 2017

    Its really nice being here,I love dis blog God bless u for empowering our women


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