Nigerian dishes would include all kinds of foods that are served in Nigeria, this are the very popular ones. Most of them are easy to prepare, you will find a link to the individual recipes below.
Also, all of these dishes are featured in the latest version of the Ultimate Nigerian Cookbook.

Here are the 7 most popular Nigerian dishes, some of them are pretty easy to replicate, and the rest would require a little more effort.

Jollof Rice.

The first on my list would be the all too popular jollof rice. There are just too many jollof rice recipes out there but I think this takes the cake. They basically take the same process; the difference could be simply the addition of vegetables/fruits, the use of chicken instead of fish, choice of spice, etc. Jollof rice can be fixed during the rush hour, in less than 60 minutes, I have done that a couple of times. If you have most of the required ingredients stashed away in the freezer, you can do it too.

There is nothing really special with this, slice some carrot, green pepper, red pepper, green beans and add them just three minutes before you turn off the heat.
Follow this link for >> How To Make Jollof Rice

White Rice and tomato stew.

Rice and stew
These sure looks delicious, most Nigerian homes make the simpler version of this food; the only difference with that and this is just the addition of carrot/green beans. I believe the addition of these vegetables does not only make your food look inviting, it makes it healthy too. just boil your white rice the usual way, add the sliced carrot/green beans just 3 minutes before you turn off the heat. Here is How To Make Tomato Stew.

Egusi Soup and Eba.

The third on my list would be egusi soup and eba, or fufu (as in the case of the dish above). This is one of the popular Nigerian dishes, this soup is well received in Nigeria, it is mostly served alongside eba (prepared garri), fufu or semo. Egusi soup is easy to prepare, follow this link for How To Make Egusi Soup.

Edikaikong Soup.

Edikaikong soup
The fourth on my list of popular Nigerian dishes would be the all too popular edikaikong soup. Edikaikong is native to the efiks and made with two of the most popular vegetables in Nigeria (water leaves and fluted pumpkin leaves). I love this soup exactly the way it is served here – with well prepared wheat; it can also go with eba, fufu, or semo.
Click here to learn how to make Edikaikong Soup.

Fried Rice.

Nigerian dishes
Fried rice is one of the most outstanding Nigerian rice meals, it’s like the best of Nigerian dishes, everybody loves fried rice. However, the recipe is not as simple as that of jollof rice or tomato stew, there is a learning curve, but once you are able to master the process, it becomes pretty much as easy as most Nigerian recipes. The link below shows you how to make fried rice the Nigerian way – How to Make fried Rice

Porridge Yam.

Porridge Yam
Number six on my list of popular Nigerian dishes would be porridge yam. This meal can turn out really delicious if you know what you are really doing. If you want to enjoy this meal, use yams that are older than 7 months, newly harvested yams are not just good for porridge yam. Click Here For My Porridge Yam Recipe.

Porridge Beans.

Porridge Beans
The last on this list would be… beans porridge? Well, Usually, it is porridge beans and plantain – all cooked, but in my case I decided to fry the plantain.

There are just about 5 different beans recipes that I know but this happens to take the cake. The average Nigerian person eat beans like once in a week, the exception being when you live in Ogun state and probably a copper, you will eat beans and bread every morning 😀 Please here is one of the Nigerian dishes – porridge yam.
I really think there are hundreds of other delicious Nigerian dishes that would make this list, if my three years old son is reading this, he would be like “No mummy, Indomie should be number 1” lol. So I would like your opinion. What do you think? Which is your favorite Nigerian dish? Tell us about it.

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  1. Ken odemene  October 16, 2015

    Good foods fascinates me, easiest way to kidnap me.

  2. johnson  October 20, 2015

    Nice food u have here , looks so nice hmmmm!

  3. ruth friday  October 24, 2015

    you are wonderful l have tried the recipes thanks.

  4. Adenike  October 26, 2015

    You are doing a great job, please keep it up

  5. Phy  October 26, 2015

    Wahoo! dis is nice.

  6. nusayba  October 26, 2015

    Wow ur so amazing…thank you cos I tried it and it was nyc my mum nd siblings rwly lyk it..

  7. Titilayo  October 26, 2015

    God bless u for d great job you are doing, keep it up!

  8. Adeola Gloria  October 26, 2015

    Thanks chy, I really like the egunsi soup and eba and my friends also… regards and thumbs up..

  9. Ahunna Eberechukw Juliet  October 26, 2015

    Thanks for giving me d Nigerian dishes, I can’t wait to try my hand in all. This ur cook book is vry helpful.

  10. Ere  October 28, 2015

    Fantastic Chy!

  11. Edna  November 25, 2015

    Nice recipe. Thanks so much. I just made yam porrige with potatoes.

  12. bukky  November 25, 2015

    Ur recipe is simply d best,ever since I stumbled on dis page, it has really helped improve my cooking. Thanks to u. My challenge now is salt, my food or soup are always salty. No matter how I reduce my hand it wil still end up been salty. Pls can u help me out? Thanx

    • Chy Anegbu  November 27, 2015

      lol, just keet reducing it.

  13. ify  November 25, 2015

    I didn’t see porridge unriped plantain the list..all these are food are very appetising. well done Ma.

  14. ihuOma  November 25, 2015

    Yea, many more lovely dishes are not here,I tried out
    Ofe Owerri last week,it was very good.I have never made edikakong with achi,may be I will try it or cook Afang soup

  15. Patricia  November 25, 2015

    Your meals are great, I’ve learnt how to cook other Nigerian dishes. Thank u for thinking abt d Nigerian women, though am still single, I can still cook dis at home n wen am married

  16. bethy  November 25, 2015

    Nice one here, I luv d beans porridge. Very tasty. Thanks for these Nigerian dishes.

  17. Zine  November 25, 2015

    Thank u Chy for your mails and for this blog. I will definitely try these dishes. U are making me a very good friend of my kitchen. I see all my favorites dishes here, lovely

  18. HELEN ADAOLEH  November 28, 2015

    Thank you for your recipes I received your cookbook and love it I cook Jollof rice Pepper soup bean Poridge rice stew with chicken turkey or beef thank you I am ready to show my husband when he comes to Australia how much I have learnt from your book thank you so much

  19. Patricia  February 16, 2016

    Thanks a lot chy, I appreciate dis post alot

  20. Ada  February 23, 2016

    How can. I get the recipe book? I base in Enugu

    • chidaalu obi  November 22, 2017

      go to a shop and look for it


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