A RECIPE FOR DELTA BANGA SOUP
Welcome to My Woven Words! You are on your path to discovering how to prepare a mouth-licking, palatable recipe… You can and will prepare a sensational Banga Soup just by following simple steps.
This is unlike the other banga stew that is native to the Igbos and popularly
served with white boiled rice or yam.
to the Deltans but also loved and enjoyed by both People from Edo state and all
of the Niger Delta.
Banga stew is native to the Igbos and usually served with boiled white rice.
While banga soup (as in this case) goes with starch, eba or fufu.
spices. This recipe will, in the next few minutes shows you exactly how to make
banga soup like an itsekiri woman.
meat; I used a combination of cow head, foot and red meat.
Crayfish (half cup)
Fresh prawn [oporo](one cup)
Fresh Palm Fruits (Banga) (8 cups)
Medium sized dry fish / smoked fish (1)
scotch bonnet pepper “Ata rodo” (8)
Ataiko (1 tbsp)
Irugege (1 teaspoon)
Oburunbebe Stick (Banga stick) (1)
Dried Beletientien leaves (half cup) or
Thinly sliced bitter leaves (half cup)
3 cubes of knorr
Salt to taste.
this soup. Akwu is very abundant in Nigerian.
these spices and ingredients can be purchased from any Nigerian local market.
For the spices and banga stick, ask those women that sell traditional roots and
herbs like zobo leaves and dogoyaro.
in Efik or thinly sliced bitter leaves.
cup of crayfish), blend to powder. Blend the pepper also. Wash the dried or
smoked fish and remove center bones.
pinch of salt.
now. Wash properly and use two cubes of knorr and a pinch of salt. Cook the
meat until it becomes soft, easy to chew and the water is almost dried. Add
salt to taste and allow another three minutes. Set aside.
transfer into a bowl, add water and extract the juice. You will need about 7-10
cups of that palm fruit juice for this cooking. It should be thick.
15 minutes with the pot half-covered. It should be a lot thicker now.
oburunbebe stick, precooked meat, ground pepper and salt to taste. Cover and
allow another 10 minutes.
precooked prawn, periwinkles and one cube of knorr. Stir, cover and allow to
simmer for 3 minutes. This is how to make the popular banga soup that is loved
and made by the Deltans.
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