Ras el Hanout

from Classic Vegetarian Cooking From the Middle East and North Africa by Habeeb Salloum Ras el Hanout means “top of the shop.” For North African souks, or spice merchants, it is a point of honor to have the most sought after version of this blend. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon ground cumin1 tablespoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon turmeric1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 tablespoon black […]

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Tahini Sauce

The English word tahini comes from the Arabic ṭaḥīnīa, and is derived from the verb “to grind.” This extremely popular sauce is used in most North African sandwiches. Ingredients: 1/2 cup tahini1/2 cup low fat yogurt or waterjuice of 1 lemon2 garlic cloves, choppedsalt to tastepinch hot paprika or cayenne Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in […]

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Falafel

These chickpea fritters are traditionally deep fried. For a lighter, more delicate version, pan fry in almond oil. The word falafel comes from the Arabic falāfil, the plural of filfil which means “pepper,” from the Sanskrit word pippalī, or “long pepper.” Ingredients: 2 cups dried chickpeas, soaked in water overnight1 teaspoon baking powder1 small onion, coarsely chopped 6 garlic cloves1 tablespoon […]

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Tabouli

adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen The name for this bulgur wheat and parsley salad, tabouli, translates as “little seasoning,” and is derived from the Arabic word tabil. Ingredients: 1 cup bulgur wheat1 1/2 cups boiling water1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperjuice of 1 lemon1/4 cup olive oil4 cloves garlic, minced4 scallions, chopped1 cup chopped parsley, packed1/4 […]

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Fried Croacker

 IngredientsCroackerSaltPepperany other spices you chose to add Instructions:Rub your spices on the body of the fish.Wait till the oil is very hot.Then add the fish to the oilLet the each side fry for about 20 minsThen you’re done. Enjoy   […]

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Nigerian Egg roll

So i woke up this morning to find out we had run out of bread (The usual Saturday breakfast). The bakery close to where i stay don’t open shop early and where the bread vendors sell their wares is a long walk from home. To get breakfast ready and on time, i had to make […]

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Egusi soup recipe with Bitter leaf

Egusi soup (Melon Soup) is Unarguably the most popular Nigerian soup everyone loves. It’s quite versatile too as it’s prepared by every single tribe in Nigeria though the methods of preparation might differ slightly. No matter how it is prepared, the end result still remains the same good old tasty soup. In the north it’s […]

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Kunun Zaki (Millet drink Recipe)

Kunu drink is a popular drink made from whole grains of millet and sometimes sorghum or corn. Its quite popular in most parts of Nigeria especially the northern part where it originates. It’s got a spicy, nutty flavor and it’s packed with nourishing vitamins and minerals. It’s also rich in protein and high in fiber. Preparation of […]

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How to cook Egusi Okra soup video

Here’s a video created by WeEatAfrican on you tube on how  to cook Egusi Okra soup. Here’s the video. Enjoy! Ingredients   Beef 1 Cup (16 tbs), cubed Oxtail 1 Pound Cow skin 1 Pound, cleaned Egusi 2 Cup (32 tbs) (ground melon seeds) Crayfish 1 Cup (16 tbs) Stockfish 1 Cup (16 tbs), slightly cooked […]

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