African Food

How To Make Delicious Egusi Pepper Soup: Recipe

Egusi-Peppersoup or Egusi without oil, as some like to call it, comes from the Delta State in Nigeria and is quite common among Urhobos.

This delicacy is a combination of the regular Egusi and Peppersoup ingredients, creating one of the best soup experiences you can have.

The production process is simple, and the ingredients are available at a local market near you.

If you’re looking for a new recipe, try the spicy egusI soup chili this weekend.


– Egusi (melon seed)

– beef (optional chicken / goat meat)

– dried fish

– spice with pepper soup

– spice cubes

– Earthen crab

– salt

-Dried peppers

-Uziza / fragrant leaves

– Dried shrimp


1. Mix Egusi seeds with some water to form a slightly thick but loose paste.

2. Place pan over medium-high heat, add broth, dried prawns and goat meat, continue with all seasonings except Peppersoup, cover pan and cook for about 7 minutes.

3. Pour the mixed Egusi into the pan, then add the Peppersoup spices, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the soup has thickened slightly.

4. Sprinkle a handful of Uziza leaves or aromatic leaves; cook for 2 minutes for Uziza to release its taste and voila! Your soup is ready!

5. Enjoy your favorite swallow, or enjoy it as it is.

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