Ewedu soup (jute leaves) is indigenous to the people of Yoruba, a very popular Nigerian ethnic group. But that doesn’t mean other tribes have not learnt to enjoy Ewedu as well.
On today’s episode of HOW TO MAKE , I’ll share my recipe for making a delicious pot of ewedu soup .
- 6 Packed cups picked ewedu leaves
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon blended egusi
- 1 tablespoon locust beans (iru)
- Salt – to taste
- Combine the egusi with 2 tablespoons of water. Set aside
- Place a medium pot on high heat, add in the water and bring to a boil
- Add in the ewedu leaves. Reduce heat to medium and cook uncovered for 5 minutes of until leaves are softened
- Pour boiled ewedu into a blender and process until smooth ( this step is traditionally done with a local broom called “Ijabe’). The broom is used to pound the cooking ewedu until leaves are broken into tiny pieces – talk about workout!)
- Return blended ewedu to the pot and add in iru, salt, and egusi paste. As soon as the egusi starts to curdle, stir
- Stir in more warm water at this point to your desired level of thickness (I added about 1 cup extra)
- Serve ewedu with stew and gbegiri
Watch video on how to prepare ewedu below :