Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

This delicious recipe is popular among the Igbos and is made in form of porridge from fresh breadfruit.

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  • 2 - 3 cups of Ukwa - depending on how many people you are feeding
  • 1 cup of shredded smoked fish
  • Palm oil
  • Salt
  • Knorr cubes
  • 2 - 3 pieces of ata rodo

Preparation Method

  • Rinse the Ukwa, add water to the pot to cook it. You can use a pressure pot to save time or add potash to make it cook quicker
  • Once it has softened sufficiently, check the water level. If it has absorbed all the water, add a little more, just enough to top it, then add fresh pepper, palm oil, salt and 1 Knorr cube. Stir and just let it cook till the palm oil and pepper blend with the flavour of the Ukwa and the pale cream colour has changed to a brown shade of yellow. You may wish to mash it slightly with a wooden spoon to make it creamy like beans pottage.