Ask Cooking QuestionsCategory: Nigerian cooking questions and answersWhat can I prepare for dinner in Nigeria?
davi anana Staff asked 3 months ago


What can I prepare for dinner in Nigeria? I am running short of ideas, I could fix anything for morning and afternoon but I am always wondering about what I can prepare for dinner for my young Nigerian family.


what to prepare for dinner

There are lots of different foods that come to mind when you talk about dinner in my home we try virtually everything from swallows to rice, beans, moi moi etc. Of course, moi moi goes with pap. lol

If you are wondering what to prepare for dinner, try some of the foods below.

Swallow and Soups For Dinner

Swallow and soup

There are quite a number of variation for the image above, there are different Types of Soups in Nigeria and of course, there are different types of swallows. We have eba, fufu, pounded yam, semo, wheat, tuwo shinkafa, etc. For you, it could be a combination of egusi soup and eba or ogbono soup and fufu. You can even try this Nigerian native soup and serve with semo, the choice is yours. Swallow and soup serve as a perfect dinner combination in Nigeria. The image above is that of Okro soup and wheat.

Rice and Stew for Dinner

Rice and stew

The image above is actually that of rice and vegetable sauce, it would pass any day for a perfect dinner in Nigeria. There are other rice recipes that exist in Nigeria. We have jollof rice, rice and tomato stew, fried rice, Caribbean rice and a handful of other recipes that could be made for dinner.

Tea and Bread for Dinner

tea and bread for dinner

Also, some of the time we choose to go light! Dinner should really be made of light foods, lighter than what you had in the afternoon. So most time it is just tea and toasted bread. There are other versions of light foods you could prepare as dinner in Nigeria. You could try a combination of pap (akamu) and akara (beans cake), You can also
prepare porridge beans and serve with pap.

I would like to get your feedback, what do you prepare for dinner in your Nigerian home?
Use the comment box below.

2 Answers
Cynthia answered 2 months ago

Anything goes in my home. Sometimes it is just tea and bread. We hardly eat heavy foods for dinner. This evening I am making akara and pap for dinner.

Chris answered 2 months ago

Dinner is always Eba and soup. Any kind of soup

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