How to make Eba at Home

Eba is a traditional Nigerian dish made from cassava flour. Although Eba is the Yoruba name for Garri made with hot water but it is generally eaten and made by almost all the tribes in Nigeria. In my view, Eba is a household food in almost every home. Here’s a simple recipe for making Eba:


  1. Cassava flour
  2. Water


  1. Boil some water in a pot.
  2. While the water is boiling, place some cassava flour in a bowl.
  3. Gradually pour the hot water into the bowl with the cassava flour, stirring continuously with a wooden spatula or spoon.
  4. Keep adding water and stirring until you get a smooth, thick consistency.
  5. Turn off the heat and cover the pot, allowing the eba to steam for a few minutes.
  6. Using a wooden spatula or spoon, mold the eba into a ball shape.

Serve with your preferred soup or stew of your choice.

Note: The amount of water you use will depend on the quantity of cassava flour you are using, and how thick you want the eba to be. Start with a little water, and gradually add more until you get the desired consistency. Also, be careful when handling hot water and hot eba.

You can watch the video of how to make Eba below

Video Credit: Flo Chinyere

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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