Oiless non-Slimy Okra Soup

oiless okra soup

Oiless NonSlimy Okra Soup

I can understand why some people do not want oil in their meals but I wonder why anyone would want Okra Soup that is not slimy! If you prepare Okra Soup in my home and it does not "draw", that's regarded an ajo ite (badly prepared meal). O well, we like what we likne. 🙂
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Recipe for Classic Okra Soup: Classic Okra Soup.
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Recipe for Oiless Non-Slimy Okra Soup: Oiless Non-Slimy Okra Soup.


  • 3 cups (150g) Okra
  • 10 chunks of beef
  • 1 cup cow tripe cuts shaki
  • 1 cut dry fish (mangala)
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish
  • 2 big sweet peppers or tatashe
  • 2 red onions
  • 300g leafy vegetable (Nigerian pumpkin leaves or spinach)
  • 1 big seasoning cube (beef flavour)
  • Yellow habanero pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

Notes about the ingredients

  1. This soup does not contain palm oil hence we will use the sweet pepper to add some colour to the soup.
  2. Pumpkin leaves are the best for okra soup but for those outside Nigeria, this may be hard to come by so you can use spinach.
  3. You can also use dry cat fish, smoked or boiled mackerel for this soup.
  4. If using tatashe, remember that it is hot and spicy. If you do not like spicy food, skip the habanero pepper.
  5. If you do not have crayfish, use fresh shrimps or prawns.

Before you cook Oiless non-Slimy Okra Soup

  1. Chop the vegetables.
  2. Cut the okra into big chunks. The tinier you cut the okra, the more slimy it will be in the soup.
  3. Grind the crayfish.

Eat it on its own like pepper soup because it is quite filling or serve with Eba (Garri), Cassava Fufu, Semolina Fufu, Amala, Tuwo Shinkafa, or Pounded Yam.