Nsala Soup

Nsala Soup

Give your family a treat with Nsala Soup, rich in carbohydrate and protein. It is spiced with pepper, crayfish and ogiri/iru, utazi leaves and Knorr seasoning. It is enjoyed with swallow meals.

  • Prep Time Minutes


  • 1 medium sized Cat Fish
  • 5 small sized raw yam cubes or yam powder
  • 2 tablespoonful chopped Utazi Leaves
  • 1 tablespoonful ground Crayfish
  • 1 teaspoonful Ogiri or Iru (locust beans)
  • 1 tablespoonful chopped Onions
  • Chili pepper (to taste)
  • 1-2 Knorr cubes
  • Salt (to taste)

Preparation Method

  • Cook the meat or dried fish with onions, Knorr cube and salt to taste. Cook until done and set aside.
  • Peel the yam cubes and boil until soft, then pound to a smooth paste, using a mortar and pestle. If what you have is yam powder, boil some hot water,add the powder and stir continuously until you get a smooth paste. Set the yam paste aside for later use.
  • Next, place the catfish into a pot, pour enough water to cover it, add the chopped onions, Knorr cube and salt to taste.
  • Cook for about 10-15 minutes or until the fish is almost done.
  • Now, add the pepper, crayfish and ogiri/iru.
  • Also, add the yam paste bit by bit and leave the soup to cook until the paste is completely dissolved and the fish is well done.
  • Finally, add the utazi leaves, taste for salt and simmer for 30 seconds.