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Achi Soup Recipe

   Achi Soup: How to Prepare Achi Soup-

                       Nigerian Dishes

Achi soup is an easy Nigerian soup recipe that is commonly prepared with different vegetables; this can be served with eba or semolina. There are so many Nigerian native dishes that you can cook in no time; achi soup thickener is one of such delicious soups if you are looking for an easy native soup to make, start with this one. Achi is an excellent soup thickener; it adds a perfectly tasty and irresistible flavor to soups that is why it is commonly used for cooking different soups and sauces. This simple thickener can be used in place of cocoyam, ukpo or ofor among others.

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However, a lot of people prepare their achi soup with bitter leaf, but I chose to make mine with uziza leaf because of the nice and delicious flavor I get from uziza. Some other people mix egusi with achi. Because egusi is already a perfect thickener, I just prefer to use it the way it is without having to combine it with achi. In this case, you can use any vegetable you prefer most to make this Nigerian delicious achi soup. Vegetables shouldn't be too much in this soup, you only need a splash to garnish the soup.

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Ingredients for making achi soup

  1. kg of goat meat
  2. kg of goat offal (assorted meat)
  3. 1 medium kpomo (cow skin)
  4. 1 cup of stockfish
  5. 1 medium smoked fish
  6. 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  7. 3 seasoning cubes
  8. 1 large onion, chopped
  9. 2 tablespoons of ground achi
  10. 1 handful of shredded uziza ( cup)
  11. 1 tablespoon of ogiri
  12. 2 cooking spoons of palm oil
  13. 4 scotch bonnets or ground cayenne
  14. Salt to taste

Method of Preparing Achi Soup

  1. Wash and combine all the meat and stockfish except smoked fish in one pot.
  2. Season the meat with 2 seasoning cubes, onions, pepper, salt and a little water and place on heat        fried rice
  3. Cook the meat for 15 minutes, after that, add 1 cup of water to it to cook properly for another 15 minutes.
  4. Add Ogiri, crayfish, smoked fish, pepper and the remaining onions, stir and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add palm oil to the soup, stir and taste for seasoning, add the remaining seasoning cube if needed and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the ground achi, stir and make sure you adjust the consistency by adding water if is too thick or by adding more thickener if the soup is a little bit watery. Let the soup simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add Uziza leaves and stir to combine and then leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.     Fresh Strawberry Butter
  8. Achi soup is ready, put off heat and serve with Eba, Pounded yam or Fufu.

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  1. I loved your introduction,Tina! I got very positive vibes from it.

    1. Thanks dear, I do hope to see more of your comments, thanks for checking my post out.

  2. Hi, love the look of your blog.. It's very welcoming.. By the way the soup looks tasty 😋..


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