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Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by vinegurl(f): 5:24am On May 30, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGXRleGFZnQ

Abacha food is the popular Nigerian salad made with dried shredded cassava and Ugba (fermented oil beans), this is a very common food among the Igbos in Nigeria. There are many ways to make abacha, you can combine all the ingredients in one pot to mix or serve them in separate bowls and scoop as you need.

Abacha is prepared with so many vegetables and fish, the more ingredients you add to it, the tastier it becomes. This is very easy to prepare and it can be enjoyed as a main meal, appetizer or as a side dish. You can customize the ingredients to your taste. See the steps below on how to prepare Abacha and also watch the above video too.

Abacha Ingredients

• 1 cup palm oil
• 3 handful abacha or as needed
• 1 cup of ugba/Ukpaka (oil bean seeds)
• 1 medium sized smoked fish/stockfish/dried fish
• 1 medium sized pkomo (cow skin)
• 5 pieces of fresh garden eggs
• 2 medium onions, sliced/chopped
• 1-teaspoon of edible potash (kaunwa)
• 3-tablespoons of ground crayfish
• 1-teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• 2 stock cubes, crushed
• 1 teaspoon ground African nutmeg (Ehuru)
• 1 handful utazi
• 1 handful garden egg leaves or lettuce
• Small Iru or Ogiri (locust beans), optional
• A pinch of salt

How to Prepare Nigerian Abacha

1. Rinse and season kpomo and cook until tender, cut into smaller sizes and set aside.
2. Wash and shred utazi and garden egg leaves and set aside, chop onion into nice rings and the other into tiny pieces.
3. Add water to the potash to dissolve it, strain to get rid of sand and the last particles.
4. Bring abacha into a bowl and add cold water to soak it for 5 minutes, rinse from the water into a bowl, add hot water into it and drain
immediately in a colander and set aside.
5. Add palm oil into a wide pot, add the potash water a little at a time and stir until the oil curdles and changes to bright yellow color.
6. Once you have achieved a very nice creamy texture of oil, season it oil with ground crayfish, pepper, stock cubes, Ehuru (nutmeg) and stir
well.
7. Add the chopped onions, Ukpaka (oil bean seeds) and diced garden eggs and stir to incorporate.
8. Bring the drained abacha and stir in, add the cooked kpomo, dried fish if using that and stir well.
9. Garnish abacha with Utazi and stir. If you like it warm, place it on heat for 30 seconds.
10. Garnish abacha with garden egg leaves, few rings of onion and enjoy as a side dish. Bon Appétit.

Good morning today.

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:26am On May 30, 2018
Looks so delicious.

Good job OP!

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Riogeese(m): 5:32am On May 30, 2018
shocked omg “you need to marry me"

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by vinegurl(f): 5:35am On May 30, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Looks so delicious.

Good job OP!
Thanks darling

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:38am On May 30, 2018
vinegurl:

Thanks darling
Welcome always Pal.

But initially, I thought you were talking about General Sanni Abacha!! shocked

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Nobody: 5:38am On May 30, 2018
I love Abacha. My Igbo friends tell me the one that is hawked (the one I eat), is shitty compared to homemade.

My future Igbo wife must sabi this thing. I've spent 700 Naira for one Abacha meal, no kidding.




Vinegurl, God bless you for us.

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by vinegurl(f): 5:55am On May 30, 2018
Earthbound:
I love Abacha. My Igbo friends tell me the one that is hawked (the one I eat), is shitty compared to homemade.

My future Igbo wife must sabi this thing. I've spent 700 Naira for one Abacha meal, no kidding.

Sure homemade is the best dear. your future wife should know how to make abacha for you, it seems you really love it



Vinegurl, God bless you for us.

Amen, thanks

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by vinegurl(f): 5:56am On May 30, 2018
Riogeese:
shocked omg “you need to marry me"
Lol grin my bride price is high ooo

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by EniHolar(f): 6:14am On May 30, 2018
OK...

Where's how to prepare Buhari? My village people need the procedure please.

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by moscobabs(m): 6:15am On May 30, 2018
God will not let me know how to prepare Abacha

Abacha ko Obasanjo ni

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Namdeenero(m): 6:16am On May 30, 2018
Any Igbo girl that can't prepare African Salad is not an Igbo girl angry angry

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Trapnews: 6:16am On May 30, 2018
grin
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Benjaniblinks(m): 6:18am On May 30, 2018
For This Buharia You Post This Stuff? Mod Move Am Cum Fp Early Morning. Now I Dey Hungry

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Christane(m): 6:19am On May 30, 2018
i thought z general sani abacha o.

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by YorubaEmir: 6:20am On May 30, 2018
grin vinegurl, that abacha can wake a dead man. My girlfriend is from Ezeagu; predominantly known for abacha. However,I'm yet to taste her abacha because of distance but I hope hers will beat yours grin

Anyway, ya abacha get NAFDAC number!

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by CriticMaestro: 6:22am On May 30, 2018
Uranu
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by dominicnuel1: 6:23am On May 30, 2018
I miss dis food dis days for unn.
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by amyzon: 6:24am On May 30, 2018
Nice one
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by YorubaEmir: 6:25am On May 30, 2018
dominicnuel1:
I miss dis food dis days for unn.

For Abuja building?

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Nobody: 6:25am On May 30, 2018
CriticMaestro:
Uranu
really
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by maxiuc(m): 6:26am On May 30, 2018
I can prepare it
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Promismike(m): 6:27am On May 30, 2018
Abacha 0k
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by dhabrite(m): 6:28am On May 30, 2018
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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by chiedozie198100: 6:28am On May 30, 2018
EniHolar:
OK...

Where's how to prepare Buhari? My village people need the procedure please.

just clean a cow breast with a wet towel and suck profusely.

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by soberdrunk(m): 6:29am On May 30, 2018
I will never forget the first time i had this meal, i felt "Reborn" grin

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by whiteTORTIISE(m): 6:31am On May 30, 2018
Iranu--------Abacha




In Olamide voice

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Temple1288(m): 6:33am On May 30, 2018
Chaaii!! Nwanne, ne keene abacha.. My goodness me! I've really missed my favorite Abacha

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Rochas2023: 6:34am On May 30, 2018
Abacha with beans is the highest

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by Skyfornia(m): 6:35am On May 30, 2018
Vine my love...when are you coming to see my people? grin grin

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by mavinc4u(f): 6:36am On May 30, 2018
Op, I hope you used a local palm wine with the abacha?

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Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by 2016v2017: 6:36am On May 30, 2018
vinegurl:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGXRleGFZnQ

Abacha food is the popular Nigerian salad made with dried shredded cassava and Ugba (fermented oil beans), this is a very common food among the Igbos in Nigeria. There are many ways to make abacha, you can combine all the ingredients in one pot to mix or serve them in separate bowls and scoop as you need.

Abacha is prepared with so many vegetables and fish, the more ingredients you add to it, the tastier it becomes. This is very easy to prepare and it can be enjoyed as a main meal, appetizer or as a side dish. You can customize the ingredients to your taste. See the steps below on how to prepare Abacha and also watch the above video too.

Abacha Ingredients

• 1 cup palm oil
• 3 handful abacha or as needed
• 1 cup of ugba/Ukpaka (oil bean seeds)
• 1 medium sized smoked fish/stockfish/dried fish
• 1 medium sized pkomo (cow skin)
• 5 pieces of fresh garden eggs
• 2 medium onions, sliced/chopped
• 1-teaspoon of edible potash (kaunwa)
• 3-tablespoons of ground crayfish
• 1-teaspoon of cayenne pepper
• 2 stock cubes, crushed
• 1 teaspoon ground African nutmeg (Ehuru)
• 1 handful utazi
• 1 handful garden egg leaves or lettuce
• Small Iru or Ogiri (locust beans), optional
• A pinch of salt

How to Prepare Nigerian Abacha

1. Rinse and season kpomo and cook until tender, cut into smaller sizes and set aside.
2. Wash and shred utazi and garden egg leaves and set aside, chop onion into nice rings and the other into tiny pieces.
3. Add water to the potash to dissolve it, strain to get rid of sand and the last particles.
4. Bring abacha into a bowl and add cold water to soak it for 5 minutes, rinse from the water into a bowl, add hot water into it and drain
immediately in a colander and set aside.
5. Add palm oil into a wide pot, add the potash water a little at a time and stir until the oil curdles and changes to bright yellow color.
6. Once you have achieved a very nice creamy texture of oil, season it oil with ground crayfish, pepper, stock cubes, Ehuru (nutmeg) and stir
well.
7. Add the chopped onions, Ukpaka (oil bean seeds) and diced garden eggs and stir to incorporate.
8. Bring the drained abacha and stir in, add the cooked kpomo, dried fish if using that and stir well.
9. Garnish abacha with Utazi and stir. If you like it warm, place it on heat for 30 seconds.
10. Garnish abacha with garden egg leaves, few rings of onion and enjoy as a side dish. Bon Appétit.

Good morning today.
Re: Abacha Food: How To Prepare Abacha|african Salad Recipe by mavinc4u(f): 6:36am On May 30, 2018
Rochas2023:
Abacha with beans is the highest

shocked

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