Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian cuisines range from simple Nigerian foods to very complex recipes, click to watch the video below if you want to have a visual image of some of the popular cuisines from Nigeria. the video is a combination of different Nigerian dishes.

You will learn so much about Nigerian foods here, from the very popular recipes to Nigerian simple desserts and even breakfast recipes.

My utmost desire is to teach you all you need to know about Nigerian dishes. Whether you are new to the whole “Nigerian food” thing or you just want to improve you menu, there is something for every body. videos are also included on most recipes pages in order to make the process a lot easier.

What you find below is a list of my favorite Nigerian cuisines, you can tell me about yours too.

 

Nigerian cuisines are largely dependent on the kind foods, animals and plants that are available to different Nigerian regions. The country is the largest in African, with over one hundred and fifty million citizens as well as six hundred-plus ethnic groups.

These high number of ethnic groups and citizens are one of the major factor to consider when you talk about cuisines from Nigeria.

Nigerian cuisines includes a meal of cereals, legumes, dairy, vegetables, meat, pastas, noodles, and then lots of edible fruits.

The foods eaten in Nigeria vary as you move from the north to the southern part of Nigeria, The northerners are mostly into farming and cattle rearing , they depends largely on agriculture and livestock product, this is why Hausa cuisines are often composed of farm products, meats and different kinds of fruits.

You cannot say the same about people from the River-sides who are into fish farming, these people depend mostly on sea foods, that is where you find different Nigerian fish recipes

This is not also the case when you move down the eastern part of the country; the people of Eastern Nigeria are mostly hunters and cassava farmers, they depend mostly on agricultural products and Bush meat.

People from this part of the country, have been able to combine different farm products that are available to them and animals/fruits – that are often imported from the north – to make create different kind of recipes.

Most Nigerian foods you find on the internet likely originated from the east, south or the western part of Nigeria, very little have been said of Hausa Foods. (Hausa is one of the largest ethnic group in Nigeria; they are the major occupant of the northern region).

However, over the years, the people of Nigeria have (through trade and other means) exchanged foods and different products found in different regions to enable them create tasty cuisines, that is why we have thousands of different Nigerian cuisines.

If you have been to any Nigerian restaurant whether outside or inside Nigeria you will definitely have a hard time making a choice. The cuisines of Nigeria have greatly improved and increased over the year, here you will learn to make some of them.

What you find below is my first list of Nigerian delicious cuisines, you can click through to the pages with detailed guide on making them.

 

Here is one of my favorite Nigerian breakfast recipe, I mahe akara (beans cake) and pap. it is one of my favorite Nigerian Cuisine. There are mariad of breakfast ideas from Nigeria.

African salad is a delightful cuisine from Nigeria. It is indiginous to the igbos and could be made in just few minutes. It is called abacha locally.

Spaghetti is a popular foods from Nigeria. It is one of those imported foods that has taken a permanent place on our food menu.

vegetable salad is combined with other Nigerian foods like jollof rice/fried rice and served as lunch or dinner in most Nigerian homes.

This is a popular Nigerian cuisine, in this case, Nigerian soup and eba. In this case it is nsala soups and balls of eba. A delightful food in Nigeria.

Porridge yam is a popular food from Nigeria. It is made with yam (chopped yams), palm oil, crayfish and other ingredients.

There are a whole lots of other cuisines from Nigeria, the list is large because of the number of tribes in Nigeria.

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41 Comments

Amy
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Your page has helped me a lot! Peace thank u very much. I’m now so enlightened on how 2 prepare some dishes/delicacies. Hv tried d fried rice, n’ u won’t believe it, it turned out “perfecto”! Infct…I’m glad i saw myslf here. Keep it up sis. Can’t wait 4 more recipes*winks* Bless uuuu

July 29, 2013
Omma
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I want to improve my cooking skill to impress my husband.he likes variety of Nigerian Cuisines and I want to learn more so that I can give him what he wants, thanks

July 30, 2013
Rashidah
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Thax so much for d recipes. I realy wanna kno how to do some vry attrative n tasty Nigerian cuisines. We are three families living in one compound and i want to b d best cuk. Cos we eat together  almost all d time.

August 14, 2013
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September 5, 2013
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September 20, 2013
Mira
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October 18, 2013
Adeniyi Oluwafunmilayo
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Am so excited for discovering your site. Is just wonderful to learn more about Nigerian food types & how to make them perfect. Am very happy for what have learned on this page. Looking forward to learning more from you.

November 14, 2013
Fadee
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January 14, 2014
Nancy Chidimma
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February 5, 2014
Lydia Julius Iyere
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May 13, 2014
Ebere Adams
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July 18, 2014
kezia
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I’m so excited about what I’m learning here…my brother and I can’t wait to try these recipies…thank you!

September 30, 2014
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November 21, 2014
Chy Anegbu
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November 24, 2014
charity
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December 30, 2014
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January 22, 2015
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February 16, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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February 23, 2015
Elizabeth Odumefun
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am so excited to join this website, it has made me learn more about Nigeria Food, though I don’t live in Nigeria but I still love my Niaja food. Thank you very much for putting up this.

February 27, 2015
Tyty
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I av practised all that I read from u and its really turned out nice,hope to learn more,thanks to my teacher.

April 15, 2015
Tyty
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You av added value to my cooking,now I introduce new things in my home now,av learnt so much.Keep the good work goin.

April 15, 2015
biokoro margaret
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i do appreciate your work and pray that God increases you on every side ,pls how do i get this book,i stay at abuja. Thanks dear

May 19, 2015
esi
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am new here and I want to know how to grill chicken meat and fish

July 30, 2015
esi
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how can I get ur book. am in Ghana

July 30, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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You can order the book following the dark blue button, delivery to ghana takes 2-3 weeks. thanks

July 31, 2015
Helen
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Thanks for the good work. I’m one of your greatest fans and I really do feel like giving you a BIG hug now. I was able to make a yummy cake after following the steps you gave. Thanks a lot. I want to bake my son’s birthday cake but I don’t know how to go about the decoration. Can you please help? Thanks a lot‎.

January 9, 2016
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March 18, 2016
Micah Josephine
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April 12, 2016
datyem
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This site was helpful for me in deciding a dish to prepare for the family.Please how can I get your books in Jos?

April 15, 2016
nwabugo
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Very yummy. Thanks

April 29, 2016
Bankole olaitan
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Thanks nice method

October 10, 2017
Temitayo olugbenga
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July 7, 2018
Chy Anegbu
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July 10, 2018
Ugiagbe toyin
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I’m happy to join you, pls how can her get this book and improve in my cooking?

January 8, 2019
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January 12, 2019
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January 9, 2019
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January 12, 2019
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February 13, 2019
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February 14, 2019
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March 25, 2020
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5 stars
Keep on working, great job!

November 11, 2020

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