NIGERIAN AFANG SOUP RECIPE

The Nigerian Afang Soup is a native food for the Efik people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria but enjoyed by all Nigerians. It is also very nutritious as the soup consists mainly of vegetables. Afang Soup is prepared with a generous quantity of Water leaves and the wild herbal Okazi leaves.
Afang soup is fast climbing the top of the list of popular Nigerian soup. If you are interested in exploring Nigerian foods, this delicious soup would definitely spur your interest in Nigerian foods.When I had my last child, I had this good friend of mine from Akwa Ibom that always comes to play with my children, she taught me how they prepare this soup and since then it’s been Afang soup back to back for hubby, he loves the soup like its going outta fashion..na wa o.Lol

So let’s make a delicious pot of afang soup, the list of ingredients below would make enough soup that would serve about 8 persons.

Ingredients for Cooking Afang Soup
 

400g sliced Okazi/Afang leaves

250g Water leaves

1-2KG of any meat of choice.( I used beef)

20 to 25 cl red palm oil

Beef, Kanda and Dry fish,Smoked fish(Titus),stockfish

2 tablespoons ground crayfish

Pepper and salt (to taste)

2 Knorr cubes

Fresh red/yellow Bell Pepper

1 medium sized Onions
 
 Preparation
 

Grind or pound the sliced Okazi leaves in the market, the sellers of these sliced Okazi leaves have a machine for grinding it. You can also grind it in your blender with a small quantity of water.Wash, drain and slice the water leaves into tiny pieces. I usually grind it with pepper and crayfish with the hand engine.

Most people don’t like the trace of water in their afang soup, that can be done, just try to squeeze the water leaves tightly before you add them to the soup, though I like mine with a little water as you can see in the picture above.

Soak the dried fish with warm water, remove the bones and wash thoroughly with just water also wash the stockfish head with warm water and remove the skin of the smoked fish and wash.

Boil the beef and Kanda, stockfish with the diced onions and knorr cubes in a very small quantity of water. When done, add the dry fish and cook for some minutes then add the smoked fish last.

Now add the palm oil, crayfish and pepper. Once it starts boiling, add the water leaves and allow to cook for a while, for like 10 minutes, then stir and taste for salt.

Knorr cube, my favourite seasoning..

Add the afang (okazi) leaves, when the okazi leaves have softened and the water has dried up a bit, leave to simmer for about 5 minutes. Your Afang soup is ready!

Serve with Garri (Eba), Semolina Fufu, Amala, Cassava Fufu or Pounded Yam.

I just like this soup because it is made with just vegetables, and I love vegetables! They are nutritious, medicinal and contain fiber that helps the body cells to function properly. Don’t let your focus be on just Foods alone, also make sure they are also healthy for consumption.

I hope you love it? and hope you enjoyed this post? have you tasted this delicious goodness before? I would love to hear your view on this topic, kindly use the comment box.

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  • Reply
    Bernadette Angelie Pangilinan
    September 5, 2016 at 3:55 am

    I have never really tried and heard of this dish before 😮

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    Claire
    September 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    So yummy!

    God bless,

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    Rizuna Swon
    September 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    this looks so delicious! I want to try, but I don't think I can find okazi leaves here in Indonesia 🙁
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    Paola Lauretano
    September 5, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Delicious recipe, thanks for sharing!
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    Izabela Nair
    September 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I have never tried Nigerian dishes before. This sounds nice.

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    patricia sanchez
    September 5, 2016 at 9:35 am

    que buena pinta, me apunto la receta!
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    Brenda's Couch
    September 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Am a Nigerian but the first time I ate Afang Soup was about six years back and ever since then its a menu always on my mind… Whenever I am eating outside maybe lunch, its an Afang canteen.

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    Kay
    September 5, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I'm a huge fan of veggie soups, so this recipe is right up my alley! Thank you for sharing, hun. <3

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Ok love, you will love it, if you have a taste of it..Thanks for stopping by, do have a wonderful week ahead.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Thank you Claire, God bless you more..Do have a fantastic week ahead.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:10 am

    It tastes delicious, Thank you Izabela.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Thank you Rizuna, you might be lucky to find it in an African store over there. Thanks for stopping by darling!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Thank you Pretty Paola.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:14 am

    So good to know Pretty Kay, veggies are so good for the body.Thanks for stopping by!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Wow! Brenda darling that's so good to know.Please keep enjoying it. Thanks for always stopping by, I appreciate.Have a wonderful week ahead darling.

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    TinyTiff
    September 5, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Hi I love trying new recipes so thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try this one! have a wonderful and blessed week

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    Mimi Swaby
    September 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    I have to confess, I'd never heard of this dish before! But it sounds so intriguing- I'll have to try it! xx

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    Jacquard Flower
    September 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Oh yum! It sounds delicious! I love vegetables too. Gemma x
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    Adrika
    September 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    soo yummy!

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    Andreea Birsan
    September 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    So yummy! x

    Have a nice week ahead,
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    Jalisa G
    September 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    I've never tried Nigerian food before! I've only ever tried Ethiopian and love it, so I'll have to try this soup, it looks delicious! I've bookmarked it and hopefully I'll get it right the first time around, haha! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

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    Courtney Lang
    September 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Yum this soup looks amazing!! I'll definitely have to try it out for myself!

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    jodie filogomo
    September 5, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    We have hand made soup almost every day for lunch, because I throw in tons of veggies and figure it's nutritious that way!
    What a great exposure to something I'd never heard of!! Thanks!
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    favour moyse
    September 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    This food is giving me life

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    Ambar Syed
    September 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    It looks and sounds delicious Tessy! 🙂
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    Beautilicious D
    September 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    This is amazing!

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    Yiotou_La
    September 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I love soups! I eat them 3 to 5 times a week in winter! Vegetable soups are so delicious! 🙂

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    Beauty Editer
    September 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Such a lovely post! Thanks for sharing.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Aww! Thanks Tiff, please do.Have a fab week ahead darl.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Yass!!! I love this, Thanks babe.Have a fantastic week ahead.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Thank you darling, its yummy!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you Pretty.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you dearie, have a fabulous week ahead.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you my love Jalisa, you are just too kind. Thanks for the support.Have a wonderful week ahead hun!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you pretty for reading, have a wonderful week ahead.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Thank you so much dearie, please try it out hun. Have fun filled week love.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Aww! Thanks Jodie dearie, Thanks for stopping by.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Hahaha Favour Thanks darl.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Thank You Ambar dearie.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Thank you so much Beautilicious darl,

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 5, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Aww! So good to know love, they are very yummy and healthy too. Have a fantastic week ahead hun!

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    Precious Nkeih
    September 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Tessy, this soup looks delish! It is very similar to the Cameroonian Eru. Yum!

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    Tamara Chloé
    September 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    This dish is totally new to me Tessy! It looks absolutely delish! I will have to try it as I love cooking. Thanks for sharing babe,

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    Carina Vardie
    September 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    I have never tried Nigerian cuisine, so it's really nice to learn about this dish.

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    LBG
    September 5, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    This dish is new to me! Looks so amazing!

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    Candace Hampton
    September 6, 2016 at 12:16 am

    This soup sounds delicious. I also love anything full of veggies. Thanks so much for sharing Nigerian cuisine with us!

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    Rachel-Beth
    September 6, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I've never tried anything like this before, but it looks really yummy

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    Mercy F
    September 6, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Very interesting and looks nutritious.

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    Nwamaka Ajaegbu
    September 6, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Correct soup!

    Reading comments from non-Nigerians saying they'd like to try this soup gives me joy. Keep this going ma'm!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Thank you love.

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    Gabrielle
    September 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

    I also tend to prefer soups that are made with vegetable alone, they taste so much better (in my opinion, anyway haha). Have a lovely week 🙂

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    Noma
    September 6, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Very nice recipe. I really want to try Nigerian cuisine.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Aww! Thanks love, thats lovely, will love to try Eru too.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Thank you dearie, please do. Have a fantastic week ahead love.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:47 am

    Thank you dearie.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Thank you love.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Thank you dearie. Thanks for stopping by darl.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thank you Racheal.God bless you.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:55 am

    Thank you love.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

    You just made my day love, Thank you Amaka dear.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you Gabrielle, so true!

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 6, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Thank you Noma, I bet you will love it.Thanks for stopping by darling.

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    Wendee Isaacs
    September 6, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    looks yummy

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    awhite
    September 6, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    This sounds amazing!

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    Shireen L. Platt
    September 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I love reading this as I have long been a fan of learning about foreign dishes. It's interesting to see and learn other cultures too.

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    Naomella
    September 6, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Never heard of that soup before, thanks for sharing! xoxo

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    September 6, 2016 at 6:29 pm

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    Bubu Green
    September 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Tess, you are making me home sick now. This is actually my favorite soup. Everyone knows it is for me. This was also the first meal I cooked for my hubby when we were just dating and the rest is history.Lol.Yum Yum!
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    Hun Tature
    September 6, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing
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    Fabrizia Spinelli
    September 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I have to try it!
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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Thank you Wendee darl.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Aww! Thank you Shireen for this lovely comment. God bless you.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:19 am

    Thank you too.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:20 am

    Thank you dearie.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Thank you dearie,

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Thank you darling.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Aww! Bubu my love, am so sorry hun. Oh wow glad he loves it too. Thanks for always stopping by.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Thank you dearie.

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    That New Dress
    September 7, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I love hearing and reading about traditional cuisines from all over the world, such a great post hun xx

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    Chinelo Okoli
    September 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Tessy this is yum yum. Made this last week. I prepared mine by soaking the afang leaves in hot water, this brings out the aroma. I blended it roughly afterwards. I also prefer the taste when the water leaves r more than the okazi.
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    Tosan Omatseye
    September 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Pls tess i dont mind being invited for dinner one of this days.
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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Thank you darling.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you love.

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    Tessy Onyia
    September 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Hahaha, I dont mind Tosan, please come over. Thank you.

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    Ann-Marie Cato
    September 8, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I've never tried Nigerian food before but it looks interesting! I'm a vegetarian though!

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    Trina M
    September 9, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Yum, I never tried this kind of food before and I'm sure it taste so good. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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