How to Make Black Soup at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Have you ever heard about black soup? I recently came to know about it when one of my friends ordered it in a restaurant. It was black or I can say dark in color.

At first, I was not very much interested in it. But my friend asked me to taste it, and it tasted really good. I was amazed by its delicious taste.

This soup is basically a Nigerian recipe but is believed to be originated in Greece. Well as claimed by many people about the usage of some Nigerian greens in this recipe, that’s why they call it Nigerian.

This soup is actually very good for one’s health; it contains some leaves like scent, uziza and bitter leaves which are having good health benefits. These leaves are good for the stomach and also relieve heartburn.

Now let’s make this soup at home without any confusion. To make this you have to get some ingredients which are listed in the table below.

Ingredients for Black Soup recipe

IngredientsQuantity
Roasted fish300 gm
Assorted meat1 kg
Uziza leaves2 cups
Scent leaves½ cup
Bitter leaves2 cups
Ground crayfish½ cup
Ground pepperTo taste
Palm fruit sauce4 cups
SaltTo taste
Seasoning cubes3 pc
Stockfish ear7 pc

So the ingredients are ready and you can get these ingredients from any nearest grocery store or supermarket.

This recipe doesn’t take much of the time. It gets easily prepared in less time. Here is the time break up in the table below.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal time
30 minutes30 minutes1 hour

This recipe is quite interesting, the blend of different flavors and ingredients makes it so delicious. I am sure you will also be excited to know how its made. Ok, let’s start making this black soup now.

Black Soup Recipe

Black Soup recipe
  1. First, you need to grind the leaves, except bitter leaves, they are to be grinded separately.
  2. Put Uziza and scent leaves and grind them together.
  3. Now you have to cook the meat. Before cooking season it with a seasoning cube and some salt.
  4. Cook it until it is soft and tender.
  5. Now it’s time to add washed stockfish, banga sauce, dried fish and crayfish.
  6. Cook this soup for about 10-15 min and allow it to thicken.
  7. Now add some ground leaves in this soup and keep stirring, add two cubes of seasoning and some salt to taste.
  8. Now after the soup thickens put the heat on low.

And you are done! Try this soup with some Nigerian swallow and enjoy its great taste.

Nutritional Facts of Black Soup

The complete nutritional break down this Black Soup is given in the table for your nutritional needs. Do check it out.

Calories430
Fiber11 gm
Sugars11 gm
Protein10 gm
Fat 20 gm
Carbohydrates24 gm

How to Make Black Soup at Home | Video

This recipe is easy and simple for you guys to make at home but if you find it difficult somehow, then here is a video that will help you. 

Video by Queenvarieties Channel

I hope you will like this Black Soup recipe and will try it at your home. Please tell us your experiences and taste of this recipe in the comments section below. We would like to see  your valuable comments. Till then stay safe and keep cooking.

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