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. phehintholarh  April 22, 2016

    How can I do all these recipe without commending ur great efforts. Whao u are a generous giver. With time and effort to p it together all these sumptuous Nigerian dishes, recipes and emailing them out. U are a GEM. Thank you much.

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  3. Perez  April 22, 2016

    There is only one Chy Anegbu. She is the best. In matters of the stomach, you’re truly an inspiration. I’m so happy because you changed my life after ordering for the latest cookbook.

  4. batul  May 11, 2016

    Thanks for your emails.. I tried beans porridge and sweet pototoe, fried rice, egusi soup with eba, they are all sweet. Thanks a lot, more greese to your elbow…

  5. Cynthia  May 23, 2016

    You have taught me most of the recipe that i don’t know. Thank you very much you are the best

  6. Oluchi A.  May 23, 2016

    Chy, I appreciate you very well for bringing out your time and talent to educate people on how to cook different types of Nigerian dishes. May God bless you. My favourite of all is Edikaikong soup

  7. Rozy  May 25, 2016

    wow!Chi you are such a blessing. you’ve made me a better and happy cook.the way you take time to put these things down just makes me love you. keep it up sweetie

  8. Ify  May 25, 2016

    Thanks so much chy for all these wonderful, healthy meals. Would appreciate more information on pastries. God bless you!

  9. Barbara  July 22, 2016

    Is just wow…ur recipes has been very helpful to me and family. My favorite is the Afam-soup and it came out wonderful.thanks a lot Cut.

  10. chitoo  July 22, 2016

    Thanks Chy. U re one in a million. May God bless u more. I have learn so much. I prepared the vegetable sauce for my husband yesterday and he loves it. On Sunday I will cook ofada rice and the stew

  11. Mambo  July 23, 2016

    Thanks chy your meals are perfectly enjoyable, it makes mouth waters just from appearance. Tried some of your Nigerian dishes and was very delicious. Thanks again.

  12. Olayinka  September 25, 2016

    These are really fantastic. More grace for all you are doing.

  13. kingz  April 24, 2017

    chy,thanks so much ,i can even call myself a chef now thanks to you

  14. Peace Akaegbu  September 7, 2018

    this is so helpful, I really appreciate it

  15. O Y  April 16, 2019

    Good stuff…

  16. Alleh Glory  April 22, 2019

    This is nice

  17. Felicia Ikuomenisan  May 22, 2019

    Thank u very much, u have really helped me in some many ways, i feel like trying edikakong soup.God bless u.

  18. Shola  August 12, 2019

    Please how much is your cookbook

  19. Miriam  December 4, 2019

    Wow this is really helpful I can’t wait to try my new recipe


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