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Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 6:37pm On Apr 28, 2009
There is this special vegetable called Efirin in the west. I forgot the south and east name for this veg.
Efirin is one great vegetable. You could cook it either poorly or richly  grin and still gives you satisfaction cheesy
Efirin is not meaty kind of soup. When made with fresh fish kiss kiss kiss it is so delish.
It's one of the soups i termed 'Native' soup.

On a raining day, you could just drink efirin soup. It is good for cold, stomach upset or when you are sick.

Folks, share your Efirin experience here  wink.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by tpiah: 6:41pm On Apr 28, 2009
yum cheesy

I'm not sure if that's thyme.

Very good in pepper soup.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 7:05pm On Apr 28, 2009
No, not thyme. Some call it Basil? i don't know if it is Basil.

oh!! this soup is definitely out of this world  kiss. good with poundo, eba, almighty Akpu, tuwo masara, semovita, i have even seen a guy eating the soup with lafun  gringrin. a good medicinal soup oh yeah wink.

it is not common soup. who know better soup sef. forget Egusi, cook Efirin for ya family, ya man, ya bobo (he will propose  grin)
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by tpiah: 9:01pm On Apr 28, 2009
Is it basil?

very nice fragrance too.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Nobody: 9:46pm On Apr 28, 2009
Which one is efirin?
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 10:07pm On Apr 28, 2009
it is a kind of darkish green leaf for making soup. it has a very nice scent. you'd fall in love with the scent.

i think my mom uses yam as thickener for this soup, oh, mo fe je obe yi. ebi ti pa mi, my stomach is rumbling
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Nobody: 10:52pm On Apr 28, 2009
Yea, I think I'll look it up and try it.

BTW, how's the jasmine rice going?
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by darkgoddes(f): 11:49pm On Apr 28, 2009
*Hauwa*:

it is a kind of darkish green leaf for making soup. it has a very nice scent. you'd fall in love with the scent.

i think my mom uses yam as thickener for this soup, oh, mo fe je obe yi. ebi ti pa mi, my stomach is rumbling

Are you talking about nsala soup?

Pounded yam is used as a thickener to cook the soup.

Efirin is also used too, so i am thinking it has to be ofe nsala (nsala soup).
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by tpiah: 12:41am On Apr 29, 2009
got it!!

Efirin is mint.


Efiri (Fresh African mint)

http://www.sbs.com.au/food/recipe/651/Jollof_rice



Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 1:44am On Apr 29, 2009
Tpia, thank you for the pix. i think this mint is quite different from asian mint (for teas).

no, not Nsala. i know nsala. this one is much greenish. you have to blend the leaf to a smooth paste for soup.

ha!! i got JasM. will gist ya smiley
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by AmakaOne(f): 8:55am On Apr 29, 2009
in Igbo Efinrin is called nchanwu

esewon (Edo)
nchanwu ( Igbo)
ufuo-Igbo (Urhobo)
efinruin-wewe, efinrin-ajase, efirinpo, efirin-gidi and efiri-ajija (Yoruba),
sweet basil; hairy basil; tea bush; scent eaf (English)

Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by yicob(m): 12:58pm On Apr 30, 2009
Add little efirin to Waterleaf soup and be ready to bite ur tongue
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by spikedcylinder: 1:30pm On Apr 30, 2009
If you want to detox, just blend efirin with bitter leaf. Boil it and add all the ingredients you want to - fish, spices etc.

Drink it for 3 days and watch as you develop a good relationship with your toilet. You'll feel lighter than air afterwards.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 9:40am On May 01, 2009
Spike, really?

that soup is just tasty walahi. when cooked with fresh fish, smoked fish, blended crayfish  kiss kiss kiss it's just too weird that Egusi is the only soup an average naija man knows grin

please post a real recipe for Efirin detox soup now @ Spike  wink
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by tpiah: 2:53pm On May 01, 2009
spikedcylinder:

If you want to detox, just blend efirin with bitter leaf. Boil it and add all the ingredients you want to - fish, spices etc.

Drink it for 3 days and watch as you develop a good relationship with your toilet. You'll feel lighter than air afterwards.




I'm sure I've had this before. Isnt it the recipe for pepper soup? though maybe without the bitter leaf sha. but it still sounds familiar.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Nobody: 4:18pm On May 01, 2009
Yup. Efirin is used in peppersoup.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by amebo no1.: 5:24pm On May 01, 2009
i know i like efirin in my stew,porridge,beans,peppersoup


ahhhhhh it leaves one with a  wonderful experience kiss kiss kiss
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by ifyalways(f): 10:10am On May 02, 2009
Hauwa and food  shocked
@Topic,i used it mostly just after having my babies.very very good for the tummy.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by *Hauwa*: 12:58pm On May 02, 2009
Ify lol grin that's the part of being with mom in the kitchen na grin.

it's another soup my mom likes apart from ofe Nsala after her birthing.

i just love it during raining days. i miss the soup no be small cheesy
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Ejadamen(f): 10:57pm On May 13, 2009
Hi all, please exactly how is this efinrin soup prepared? I have no idea and i would also like the recipe for ofe nsala.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by OFAME(f): 10:15am On Mar 05, 2011
pls write how dis soup is being prepare ok cos i want 2 know!
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by ifyalways(f): 10:44am On Mar 05, 2011
OFAME:

pls write how dis soup is being prepare ok cos i want 2 know!
*Hauwa*:

Ify lol grin that's the part of being with mom in the kitchen na grin.

it's another soup my mom likes apart from ofe Nsala after her birthing.

i just love it during raining days. i miss the soup no be small cheesy

Efirin is just a leaf and not soup.
You can however use it for almost anything,add it to ur stew,beans,Jolof rice,Ofe nsala,egusi,vegetable soup and others. smiley
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Nobody: 1:53pm On Mar 05, 2011
mouthwatering.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by jovi: 1:56pm On Mar 05, 2011
Hey, Hauwa!!, can you post the recipe for the food?, i think you have to get rid of some of the excess chlorophyll, ( just like bitterleaf), but not as much, can u ask ur mum and post the recipe?, @Ify always, how do u take the effirin after childbirth?
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by ifyalways(f): 12:23pm On Mar 07, 2011
^^I soak Scent leaves + Bitter leaves + uda in kai-kai(sapele water) and sip it often.It does wonders to my tummy . . .For strong heads ONLY please.
I also use lots for my white soup.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Ejadamen(f): 3:13pm On Mar 07, 2011
ifyalways:

^^I soak Scent leaves + Bitter leaves + uda in kai-kai(sapele water) and sip it often.It does wonders to my tummy . . .For strong heads ONLY please.
I also use lots for my white soup.
shocked shocked shocked
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by ifyalways(f): 3:17pm On Mar 07, 2011
Nwanyi Aba,what ? kiss
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Ejadamen(f): 3:21pm On Mar 07, 2011
It's the combo that is amazing me. Do you really take that after childbirth? Isn't sapele water alcoholic? Doesn't the alcohol get into your bosom milk?
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by ifyalways(f): 3:35pm On Mar 07, 2011
Ejadamen:

It's the combo that is amazing me. Do you really take that after childbirth? Isn't sapele water alcoholic? Doesn't the alcohol get into your bosom milk?
Yeah I do.
I start taking my combo very early in the morn before my baby wakes for a feed and occasional sips when he is asleep.
I know there are lots of breastfeeding and alcohol theories out there but this much Im very sure of . . . blood alcohol levels and the level of alcohol in your milk will generally be highest 30 to 90 minutes after you have a drink,this varies from person to person sha.
Don't try my combo . . .It might not be good for you and ur baby. smiley
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by Ejadamen(f): 6:13pm On Mar 07, 2011
Like you said,it's for strong heads. I definitely won't try it.
Re: Efirin/scented Leaf Soup by vincent_09(m): 9:29pm On Mar 10, 2011
Haaa! My pot of efirin soup is missing. EFCC, Police where art thou? Efirin(scent leave) na bomb, u guys are missing

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