Igbo Vegetable Soup Cooked With Ugu (Fluted Pumpkin Leaf)

"Just finished cooking soup. Who cares to eat?" - Nnenna Kalu

Igbo vegetable soup is a traditional Nigerian soup made with assorted meats, seafood and vegetable, in this case called Ugu fluted pumpkin.Ugu is the name for the fluted pumpkin leaf, which is grown in Nigeria and other tropical African countries. The ugu leaf is also called ikong ubong by the Efik and Ibibio tribe.

Meats used in Igbo vegetable soup include cow feet, dried cow skin (kanda or komo), beef, trip, goat meat and chicken.

Other condiments used include, cray fish, pepper, salt, maggie cube, palm oil, etc.

The soup is usually served with garri fufu, or pounded yam both or which are rich in carbohydrate.


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