How to Prepare Banga Soup

Banga Soup is a Nigerian soup that is native to the Southern parts of Nigeria. It is very similar to the Igbo’s Ofe Akwu, but the additional spices used for preparing Banga Soup, make it differ in taste and aroma.

Banga soup is known by several names it is called izuwo amedi in Urhobo language and izuwo edi in Isoko language. It’s prepared with palm fruit and with fresh fish, or Assorted meat, depending on what you like best. You can eat Banga soup with starch, Eba, white rice, and so on.


Banga Soup Recipe

Below are the ingredients you will be needing to prepare Banga soup.

  1. palm fruit
  2. Banga Spice
  3. Smoked fish
  4. Stock fish
  5. Yellow pepper
  6. Goat meat/ Assorted meats/ fresh fish
  7. Banga leave
  8. Pomo
  9. Smoked prawn
  10. Seasoning cube
  11. Salt
  12. Onions
  13. Obunrunbebe stick
  14. Crayfish
  15. Periwinkle

Method of Preparing Banga Soup

  1. Season your goat meat with seasoning cube and salt with onions.
  2. Then Boil it and set aside
  3. Boil the pomo with your stock fish and set aside
  4. Blend the yellow pepper and onions and set aside
  5. Debone the smoked fish and set aside
  6. You will cut the edges of the bumbum of the periwinkle and wash it very well, then Boil it and set aside
  7. Wash the banga leave and set aside
  8. If you are using fresh palm kernel fruit(nut),
  9. Boil for  30 minutes and check to be sure the skin is soft.
  10. Then pound lightly in a mortar to extract the oil.
  11. Make sure you don’t break the nuts,while pounding.
  12. Pour in some hot water and strain the extract through a sieve.
  13. Put in a pot and boil until it thickens and the oil rises to the top.
  14. Add the Obunrunbebe stick
  15. Add your blended pepper and onions
  16. Add your goat meat, stock fish, smoked fish
  17. Add your periwinkle and smoked prawn
  18. Allow it to boil For 2 minutes
  19. Add your grinded crayfish
  20. And also add your banga leave
  21. Allow it to boil For a few minutes
  22. And your soup is ready.