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Nigerian Food Recipes

Here are some popular Nigerian food recipes. There are many more appetizing Nigerian meals on this website. Enjoy!

Recently Added/Updated Nigerian Food Recipes

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Smoked Fish

Find out how Nigerian smoked fish mongers do this so you can make it in your own kitchen.



Fruit Skewers (Fruit Kebab)

Fruit Skewers (Fruit Kebab)

An exciting way to enjoy fruits! Kids love it too. :)



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Grilled Tilapia

Grilled Fish gives you a chance to experiment with your favourite spices, herbs and seasoning.



dun dun fried yam

Iya Dun Dun Fried Yam

A special recipe for that fried yam that is crunchy on the outside and moist inside.



Nigerian Okpa

Nigerian Okpa (Okpa 9th Mile)

Okpa has a natural delicious flavour, you'll be asking for trouble if you add unnecessary ingredients to it.



Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker

Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker

Here's how to make Vanilla Ice Cream without an ice cream maker. Other flavours and methods coming soon!



sinasir

Sinasir (Rice Pancakes)

A Northern Nigerian (Hausa) rice delicacy. Serves as a great snack or meal.



What would you do? Waterlogged Jollof Rice

What would you do? Waterlogged Jollof Rice

Join the conversation on the blog and share your tips. What would you do to fix this waterlogged Jollof Rice?



Nigerian Moi Moi with Beans Flour

Nigerian Moi Moi with Beans Flour

Cooking Nigerian Moi Moi with beans flour can be quite challenging. Here's how to prepare it.



Nigerian Fried Beans

Nigerian Fried Beans

It is not only rice that we fry ;D, we fry beans too. Check out the Nigerian Fried Beans recipe, another great way to enjoy beans.



How to Cut Leafy Vegetables Faster

How to Cut Leafy Vegetables Faster

Here's how to cut leafy vegetables super fast. You surely need this on a day you'll prepare Edikang Ikong Soup ;).



Vote for your Favorite Nigerian Food

Due to the diversity of Nigerian food recipes, we often have many different ways of preparing one staple food. It is common to hear the question: Fried Rice or Jollof Rice? at parties. In Nigerian restaurants, the question: which soup? often follows a request for a fufu recipe.

So which Nigerian recipe, Nigerian food or Nigerian ingredients do you like best? Vote here

All About Nigerian Food

Nigerian food is essential to Nigerian culture. It defines the Nigerian people. This is why wherever we find ourselves; we are ready to eat our food daily without being bored one bit.

We prefer to eat Nigerian food in any country we find ourselves in. This is because we never feel fulfilled if we do not eat correct Naija food from homeland. The so called Oyibo food is not satisfying for an average Naija person!

In Nigeria, eating out is becoming more common these days but usually people eat at home. This is why it is essential that we all know how to cook these meals, especially the female folk. And with Nigerian men increasingly getting closer to the kitchen, cooking Nigerian food is now for all.

Read through the recipes. Learn the ones you do not know. Add to what you know when you see a familiar recipe. With Nigerian food, there are many ways to skin a cat. You never know, you can pick up a tip or two.

Don't forget to join us on Facebook where you can have fun with other Nigerian food lovers, ask me anything about Nigerian food and get some random cooking tips.

Nigerian Food & Ingredients

Nigerian food consists mainly of rice, yam, plantain and beans. These are prepared and eaten with the various soup and stew recipes. They can also be prepared in jollof or porridge form.

The most common Nigerian food eaten in homes are fufu recipes. These are food you swallow without chewing them. You make a lump of the food, dip the lump in the soup or sauce and swallow. They include Cassava Fufu, Pounded Yam, Garri (Eba), Amala and Semolina. They are eaten with the Nigerian Soups recipes. Most Nigerian families boast of eating at least one fufu meal a day.

Rice is also a popular Nigerian food but is reserved for special occasions. You are sure to see rice recipes served at Nigerian weddings, street parties popularly known as Owa mbe, funerals and birthday parties. Most families eat rice on special days of the week such as Saturdays and Sundays.

Nigerian Food Articles

grilled chicken

How to Season and Grill Chicken

Deep-frying chicken is a no-no if you want to eat healthy, learn how to prepare your chicken without frying. Includes video.



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How to Remove Beans Coat

Some Nigerian beans recipes require you to remove the beans coat before preparing the recipes. Learn how to do this.



pots and pans

How to Care for your Pots and Pans

The pots and pans that hold your food need tender loving care too. Learn how you can make your pots last and last and last.




kitchen tools

Top 10 Kitchen Tools

These are the top 10 kitchen tools you will always need in your kitchen. They are simple basic kitchen tools yet so useful.



better cook

How to Become a Better Cook

Learn how to become better at what you already love doing and impress your friends with your new-found culinary skills.






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