June 8, 2011

Okra Soup

Okra Special

Okra Special
11/2 cup chopped fresh okra
1 bunch fresh spinach ( clean and cut)
1/4 cup blended crayfish
1 Tspn dried pepper
2 bullion cubes
salt to taste
1 Table spoon Achi (soup thickener)
1/2 cup palm nut fruit
1/4 cup washed bitterleave
Your choice of seafood ( Dried fish, salmon, fresh tiger prawns)
Direction HERE
Serve with your choice of Okele. EnJoy!!

"Otong" = Okra + Spinach (South South)

Ila Alasepo
(Ila alsepo)
2 Cups chopped okra
2 cubes knor (bullion cube)
1tsp salt
1 Tspoon dried pepper
¼ cup palm oil
Meat and fish of your chopped (pre-cooked)  (oxtail, ponmo, shaki (tripe), dried fish e.t.c
  • In a medium pot, add in 2.5 cups of water. Cover until water starts to boil
  • Add in the chopped okra, cook for 4mins *do not cover the  pot, there Is a tendency for the water to rise and spill over*
  • Add in your meat, salt, pepper , knor cubes and palm oil.Cook for another 10mins
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool
Serve with your choice of OKELE.

Yoruba style Okra with stew

Plain okra (ila) *Yoruba style*
2 Cups chopped okra
2 cubes knor (bullion cube)
1tsp salt
A pinch Akaun (cooking potash)

  • In a medium pot, add in 2 cups of water. Cover until water starts to boil. Add in the Akaun.
  • Add in the chopped okra*do not cover the  po*
  • Add in the salt and Knor cubes. Cook for  6-8mins
  • Remove from heat and set aside to cool 
Serve with stew (Obe Ata) and your choice of OKELE.
***** Great thanks to NIL for the awesome support, me love you long time!**


The Relentless Builder said...


Ha! See torture ... God knows I was drooling all over my keyboard when I saw the pictures. I have actually tried that recipe several times, but we (my family) call it "Ugwu na Okro" (because we originally made it with ugwu not spinach) and I can testify that it is delicious! Thanks for sharing the other variations too (Ila Asepo, etc)

Still drooling...

9jaFOODie said...

lol...UguNaOkra... that's pretty creative, yes the luxury of fresh Ugu leaves. You are welcome! thanks for stopping by, come often :)

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

God will bless you

As you share your talent with others, so shall doors open for you.

Blessings will be yours and your dreams will surely come true.

The Lord our God will raise you to heights that exceed your wildest dreams.

Whatever challenges you face will surely be overcome and your life will be a living testimony to the miracles that God works.

As you give you will receive hundredfold.
Amen, ise, ase...amin.

Did I say thank you??? Thank you :)

9jaFOODie said...

**Wide Grin** AMEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!... chaiii... see prayer oo. Awwwww... you rock Naijmum!! Thank you much :)

Sisi Yemmie ™ said...

this okro is going down this weekend....i like the south soth type, but i dont have palm nuts here :( if i do the second style, wont the palm oil taste undone? cos okro doesnt take long to cook right?

kitkat said...

i dnt really like okro soup but damn, you make it look so goood!

NikkiSho said...

The ila asepo is my fav..with some smoked fish and awon assorted meat :D

Anonymous said...

Yay! okro is one of my fav soup! I planned to eat it for lunch today sef with Akpu at a calabar restaurant {even booked down sef!..hahahaha}.. i liked it in ALL ways..with stew or palm oil...i can eat it 3 times a day sef...hahahahha

Pretty Lashes said...

I'm a simple girl, I likw it plain, a la Yoruba stylr :-0

Vickii said...

Thanks again for this recipe!!! I also love the look of Otong so I'll definitely be trying that out too :)

9jaFOODie said...

@Sisi Yemmie; the south South style doesn't use palm nut, it uses palm oil. The okra special uses Palm nut, it doesn't taste undone, It gives that earthy taste to the soup.

@Kitkat :)... thanks love

@Nikkisho; you know how to enjoy life... feeling you on that :)

@Ibhade; waoooo.. thats serious love oo. lol....

@Pretty lashes :) yes, simple does it

@Vickii; you are welcome!!

A-9ja-Great said...

9jaFOODie,this thing you're doing is not fair o.See saliva for my mouth!

9jaFOODie said...

lol....@9ja-Great... no vex hen :)

Nightingale said...

Looks good sis... :)

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks much :D

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

like i said open a restaurant asap.

9jaFOODie said...

Thanks Mo.... Pray for me :)

The Corner Shop said...

Yay!! Okra soup! I love okra soup- it's my absolute favorite!!! Anyhow you cook it, i'm eating hehe!!


9jaFOODie said...

yeiiii :)...I think it's awesome as well.

Mena UkodoisReady said...

I know how to make the second and third one. The second one is called something else in my dialect though.

However the first one looks delish! That is the one I will be practise with. lol

thanks for sharing

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9jaFOODie said...

@Mena ;what do your people call it??? yeiii.. you should try it for sure :). Read the article on your blog, hilarious!

Dee O. said...

I'm Yoruba and I usually eat the last type of okra soup you have in the post but I am DEFINITELY going to try the others as well!!!!!


Gbemisoke said...

I've missed you oh!! Chai.
See plenty prayer from NIL! on top this soup?! I'm saying AMEN on your behalf

9jaFOODie said...

@Dee; yeiiii... Thanks much. I am trying to get that "Good Good" :)

@@Gbemi; I have missed you too. I know eiiii...Naijamum is all kinds of amazing, thanks for the Amen :)

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Obela asepo. I'm doing it this week. Thanks for the inspiration:-)

Natural Nigerian said...

You are truly amazing...showing us all the different types. Amazing.

I understand that children love Okra soup. Something to do with the slimy/draw-draw nature of the soup.

9jaFOODie said...

@Naijalines...yeiiiii, you are most welcome :)
@NN; Thank you Thank you :) I didn't know about Kids loving okra, Thanks for the info!!

Chic Therapy said...


9jaFOODie said...

yum is right, lol.