Ofe Ugba

Ofe Ugba is a soup native to Imo and Abia states of Nigeria and is simply Okra Soup cooked with shredded oil beans. You can call it Ofe Ukpaka or Shredded Oil Bean Soup.

ofe ugba

Ingredients

For 4 servings, you will need:

  • 20 okra fingers
  • 1 cup of ugba (milk cup is ok)
  • 2 pieces dry fish (dry cat fish or mangala fish)
  • 2 pieces stockfish (dry cod fish)
  • 1 smoked mackerel (smoked titus fish)
  • 2 cooking spoons palm oil
  • Habanero pepper (atarodo, ose oyibo, atarugu: to taste)
  • 1 handful crayfish
  • 1 piece of ogiri okpei (dawa dawa, iru)
  • 1 onion
  • Garden egg leaves (alternative: spinach)
  • Salt (to taste)

Watch the video below to see how I prepared this yummy soup! For the written recipe, visit the Ofe Ugba page on the website. Click here.

I feel this soup is awesome! The ugba thrown into okra soup changes the Okra Soup game completely. I wonder what other people think about this soup. Tell me how you feel about this soup in the comments below. 😉

♥ ♥ ♥
Flo

Comments

  1. Wow, it looks delicious and rich. I have heard a lot about it but didn’t know how to prepare it. Thanks to you I now know how. Please can you add pumpkin leave into the soup instead of spinach? Thanks Amaka

  2. Can I make use of ugu leaf or green leaf instead? Green leaf that is used to prepare porridge yam. Agworagwo ji.

  3. Can I make use of ugu leaf or green leaf instead? Green leaf that is used to prepare porridge yam. Agworagwo ji…

  4. dis is awesome..wl try it wen i get hum..

  5. This is nice…when did you put the okro, I didn’t see it in the procedure.

  6. Flo please help me I want to learn how to cook please ,how would you help me.

  7. Amos daughter says:

    I enjoyed your video now can you send me more videos on Nigerian Recipes.

  8. Patrick faith says:

    Pls wat does ugba nd ogiri okpei means in english

    • Faith ugba is oil bean (cooked and shredded) while ogiri okpei is made from locust beans.
      There’s another type of ogiri (ogiri Igbo) that is a paste and has a more pungent smell than ogiri okpei. That one is made from castor seeds.

  9. Christy says:

    Thanks for this recipe. Can i use snail and also uziza leaf as my vegetable?

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