Ewedu Soup Recipe

Posted on Nov 22 2016 - 3:02pm by Franklin Awodiya
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Looking for Ewedu soup recipe? You came to the right food blog. Ewedu soup is one of Nigeria’s very popular vegetable soups that is regularly consumed within the Yoruba community and other parts of Nigeria. Ewedu soup recipe is a straight forward one that is easy to follow and prepare within a very short time frame. To improve the viscosity of Ewedu soup, a little bit of potash (it depends on the quantity of Ewedu soup) also known as Kaun in Yoruba language is added while cooking.

Ewedu Soup Recipe

Ewedu Soup Recipe

Here is an easy to follow Ewedu soup recipe that will certainly yield a fantastic outcome.


  • Ewedu (Jute) leaves (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Table spoon of dried locust beans (it depends on the quantity of ewedu soup) also known as iru in Yoruba language
  • A little piece of Potash (Kaun) as indicated in my YouTube Video
  • One Maggi cube or preferred seasoning
  • Tea spoon of salt (it depends on the quantity of ewedu soup)



  • Leave the dried locust beans in hot water for circa five minutes and peel off the dried skin of each locust bean before you start cooking your ewedu soup. If your locust beans are fresh, then there is no need for this process.
  • If you have fresh ewedu leaves, you will need to pluck each leaf without the stems but if you decide to use frozen ewedu leaves like I did, they usually come already plucked and you will simply pour it into a blender, add some water and blend to gain smoothness.
  • Put a reasonably sized pot on fire and add some water depending on the quantity of Ewedu leaves. Please refer to my How to cook Ewedu Soup, YouTube video for guidelines. Once the water reaches boiling point, drop in the potash (kaun) and it will dissolve almost immediately due to the boiling water.
  • Add the blended Ewedu leaves to the boiling water, add your preferred seasoning, add salt and stir.
  • Leave it on fire for about ten minutes and add the locust beans. Stir and leave on fire for 3 to 5 minutes and your ewedu soup is ready to be served.

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Follow this simple ewedu soup recipe and you will get yours ready within minutes. Please feel free to check other mouth-watering Nigerian food recipes on this food blog and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel at NigerianFoodChannel.


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