Ogbono soup
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Ogbono soup | How to Cook Ogbono soup

Ogbono soup is unarguably one of the most popular Nigerian soup. With this recipe and ingredients, you could cook draw soup for 12 persons.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Nigerian soups
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: Draw soup, Ofe Ogbono, Ogbono soup
Servings: 12 People
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 4000 Niara



  • 1.5 KG assorted meat
  • 2 cups ogbono seeds
  • 200 Stockfish head
  • 1 medium-size dry catfish
  • 1/2 cup ground crayfish
  • Fluted pumpkin a bunch
  • 1 teaspoon of ogiri or ground dawadawa or okpei local ingredients (optional)
  • 250 ml of palm oil
  • salt and pepper to taste.


  • Wash the dried fish and stockfish and set aside.
  • Season the meat with a teaspoon of salt, onions and two seasoning cubes. Allow to boil, then cook till it becomes tender.
  • Once the meat is well cooked and the water is almost dried, add 5-7 cups of water to it.
  • Add the cleaned dried fish and stockfish, 250ml of palm oil, ground crayfish.
  • Stir and allow to boil for 10 minutes
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, add another seasoning cube, add the ground ogbono seeds, stir and cook for another five minutes.
  • Remember to stir in-between so you don't let it burn.
  • Taste your soups and add salt to taste.
  • Add the vegetables (bitter leaves or flute pumpkin)
  • Stir and allow to simmer for three minutes after adding the bitter leaves.
  • Serve Ogbono soup with Eba, fufu or semo.