Hello and Welcome to my blog once again… A very Happy Tuesday to you!
Today on the blog, we shall be looking at a local Dish peculiar to the Niger Delta And the South Eastern parts of Nigeria.
In Niger Delta areas, Banga Soup is commonly eaten with Starch, yellow Garri, or Fufu .
So yesterday, my mum prepared Starch x Banga Soup for the family ( I also helped in the preparation 😉 And my sister was the photographer :mrgreen:)
Banga soup is made out if palm fruit oil extract.
Preparation (Banga Soup)
* pour the palm Fruits into a pot, add water, place on a cooker and cook for some minutes.
* sieve out the water And pour the palm Fruits into a mortar.
* pound slightly with a pestle until the palm Fruits are separated from the palm nuts.
* Extract the palm fruit oil by adding little water at a time and squeezing the palm Fruits with your hand.
* Lastly, pour the palm Fruits extract into a pot, add your spices (salt, chilli pepper, scent leaves / dried bitterleaves) and cook till it thickens.
Starch is revered and well respected across the Niger Delta. We Isokos call it “Uzi”. It is best enjoyed with Banga Soup;)
* Dissolve the block of Starch in water, pour into a pot, add little palm oil and start turning with a wooden spoon.
* keep turning until solid lumps are formed, which then turns from white with oily flecks to pale yellow and then the yellow gets darker and darker. 👇👇👇
The Starch then turns translucent. ..
Voila, your Starch is ready to be eaten!
And that’s it on Banga Soup x Starch.
Have you heard about this local Dish before? Have you been lucky to eat it? What other solid would you prefer to eat with Banga Soup?
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Till next time, stay healthy ;)😘