Nigerian Stews and Sauces

Stews and Sauces are essential to Nigerian gastronomy. Most staple foods are cooked plain and eaten with either stew or a sauce. This makes Nigerian foods one of the most versatile in the world. With one staple food, you can have up to a dozen different tastes. Really, there is always food for everyone in Nigeria.

If you do not find the recipe you are looking for below, you may be looking for a Nigerian Soup. Nigerian Soups look like sauces, the only difference is that we use Nigerian Soups to eat Nigerian Fufu Meals and use stews and sauces to eat rice, yam and other staple foods. Click here for Nigerian Soups.

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Diaspora “Garden Egg” Stew

Craving Garden Egg Sauce but don’t have garden eggs?

Nigerian Tomato Stew for Grandpas and Grandmas

The Mother-In-Law’s Nigerian Tomato Stew

Nigerian Tomato Stew with Turkey

The Nigerian Tomato Stew that will get you hitched!

Nigerian Egusi Stew for Rice

The traditional Nigerian Stew that will have you asking for more rice.

How Youngsters Cook Egg Stew and Yam

Yam Prepare Nigerian Egg Stew like a student.

Chicken Curry Sauce for Nigerian Weddings

Chicken Sauce that can make you fight at weddings. So Yummy!

How to Cook the Best Ofe Akwu (Banga Stew)

Check out the Nigerian Stew that tastes better than Tomato Stew.

Mama Put Stew: Authentic Buka Stew

Find out the secret ingredients that make people form endless queues just to get a taste of Mama Put Stew.

Pepper Rice Stew

This one is a Benin original recipe! If you have ever stopped over while travelling to/from Lagos from Eastern Nigeria, to eat some rice in Benin, you will know this meal.

Nigerian Tinned Tomato Stew

For your convenience, here is the recipe for Nigerian Tomato Stew prepared using only tinned tomatoes.

Oiless Tomato Stew

This is the classic Nigerian Tomato Stew without the fry-fry that usually happens with lots of oil. And it tastes so good! Click here for the video.

Coconut Curry Sauce

Coconut Curry Sauce is a sauce you want to eat when you want to feed your tastebuds something challenging.

Vegetable and Shrimp Sauce

An easy, quick and delicious sauce that goes well with all boilable Nigerian staple foods especially Boiled Yam.

Green Vegetable Garnish

A tasty side dish that will pimp up your dishes from 0 to 100 in no time! Goes well with lots of meals, check it out!

Nigerian Corned Beef Stew (Spaghetti Sauce)

The one size fits all stew for all Nigeria staple foods! It goes well with every boiled staple.

Mushroom Sauce

A very simple side dish to many meals.

Meatball Stew

Add a nice twist to the classic beef stew by using juicy meat balls instead of lumps of meat.

Ofe Akwu (Banga Stew) with Tinned Banga

See how to cook the Igbo traditional stew: Ofe Akwu (Banga Stew) with tinned banga.

Pepper Stew (Obe Ata Din Din)

See how to prepare and enjoy Nigerian Pepper Stew without setting your mouth on fire!

Nigerian Fried Fish Stew

This is how to make Nigerian Fish Stew with fried fish such that the fish does not disintegrate in the stew.

Garden Egg Sauce

This is the perfect sauce for boiled white yam and boiled unripe plantains!

How to Cook Nigerian Egg Stew

Egg Stew is one of the best things that ever happened to Boiled Yam!

Nigerian Beef and Chicken Stew

If you can get the tomato stew right, then you are sure you have this stew covered too 🙂

How to cook Ofada Stew (Ayamase)

Need a traditional stew with lots of pepper? Ofada Stew is your best bet!

How to Cook Nigerian Vegetable Sauce

Get some steaming experience from your salad vegetables with this recipe.

How to Cook Nigerian Tomato Stew

The most popular of all Nigerian stews is the base for lots of Nigerian recipes. A real time saver when prepared in large quantities.

Curry Gravy

Curry Gravy is a very quick and easy “stew” for boiled yam and boiled potatoes!

How to Prepare Nigerian Pepper Sauce

This spicy sauce for Boiled Yam, Boiled Plantain, Roasted Plantain etc will leave you asking for more.

Steamed Veggies for Nigerian Rice Recipes

This is the simple, perfect match for Jollof Rice, Coconut Rice, Rice & Beans, Fried Plantain and Nigerian Moi Moi.