Ewedu soup

How to Cook Ewedu Soup

Ewedu soup is a popular soup among the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. This soup is usually served with stew and gbegiri. You can eat Ewedu soup with semo, pupuru, amala, eba, pounded yam, etc. Here’s a recipe for cooking Ewedu:


  1. 2 bunches of Ewedu leaves (also known as Jute leaves)
  2. 1 tablespoon of powdered potash (food tenderizer)
  3. Salt (to taste)
  4. 2-3 cups of water
  5. Assorted meat or fish (optional)


  1. Rinse the Ewedu leaves thoroughly in clean water to remove any dirt or sand particles.
  2. In a medium pot, add 2-3 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the powdered potash to the boiling water and stir until it dissolves. The potash will help to soften the leaves and also give the soup a slimy texture.
  4. Add the Ewedu leaves to the pot and stir. Allow it to cook for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it becomes soft.
  5. Use a blender or a wooden spoon or an ewedu broom to mash the leaves until they become smooth.
  6. Add salt to taste and stir well.

Serve the Ewedu soup hot with your favorite side dishes such as stew, amala, or pounded yam.

Note: You can also add assorted meat or fish to the soup for added flavor and protein.

You can watch how to prepare Ewedu soup below and video credit to Lady Fk

About Dominic Golden

Dominic holds a BSc in Accounting and an MSc in Economics from reputable universities in Nigeria and Poland respectively. He is a practicing accountant but hopes to one day become a certified financial analyst.

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