Native Cuisine: Oha Soup


Ofe Oha or Ora (as some Igbo people call it) is one of the most delicious soups that is popularly made and eaten by the Igbo people all over the world. It is made with the leaves of a tree called oha leaves. Ora soup is often prepared with cocoa-yam, egusi or  achi as the thickener.

In villages the Oha leave could be plucked directly from the fresh Oha tree shortly before using it to make the soup. This give it more native taste and appreciation.

 The Ingredients For Oha Soup
  1. Oha leaves (as required)
  2. Cocao yam egusi or  achi as the thickener
  3. Meat of choice (chicken, assorted, beef, goat meat, turkey)
  4. Dry fish/mangala (as desired)
  5. Maggi (seasoning) 2 to 4 cubes
  6. Crayfish ( 2 cups)
  7. A handful of Uziza leaves (optional)
  8. 1 big Stock fish head
  9. Palm oil 15 to 20 cl
  10. 0.2 cup of achi (as alternative thickener)
  11. Salt and pepper to taste



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