How to prepare delicious Uziza Fish Okra Soup

Okra soup is one of the quickest and easiest Nigerian soups to prepare and it’s by far my most favourite soup in the world, I can eat this soup from Monday to Friday, that’s just to show how much I love this soup, Yum!
When I was pregnant with my first baby,

I literally ate it all through and my friends kept on telling me that my baby was going to be bald..hehe don’t mind them, it’s one of the myths in the eastern part of Nigeria where I come from and guess what? it’s all lies!!!…My baby actually came without much hair but now her hair is so full and beautiful.Oh yes, You guessed right hun 
Some actually argue that a lot of work goes into the cutting of the two vegetables used in preparing this soup but to me, I totally disagree, once the vegetables are ready, the soup is ready!

My kids love this soup so much, just like their mum, because it’s so sweet, healthy and delicious and guess what? Mummy knows how to prepare it specially just for them…Oh yes, if you don’t believe, argue with your keyboard 
Ogbono 10 seeds(Grinded)
250g Okra
 Cooking red palm oil (to your taste)
Fish: Fresh Iced Fish (Titus), Dry Fish, Stock Fish
1 handful crayfish
Pepper and Salt (to taste)
Vegetable: Uziza leaf(false cubeb leaves)
3 stock cubes

Wash the stockfish and put it in a clean pot and add water, add seasoning, salt and onions and leave to cook for a while until its kind of soft then, wash your dry fish with hot water and add it into the pot and allow it to cook for 15 minutes.

While your stock is on fire , cut the okra fingers into tiny pieces. The tinier you cut the okra, the more it will draw. To achieve this, you need to make a few vertical cuts followed by horizontal cuts across the okra fingers.

Grind the ogbono, crayfish and the dry pepper, then wash the uziza leaves, if it is your choice of vegetable, and cut into tiny pieces.

When the stockfish and dry fish are all done, then add the iced Titus fish and cook till done but don’t allow it to get too soft.

In a clean dry pot, pour red palm oil  and heat the pot to dissolve the oil if it is congealed. Add onions and fry it a little, then allow to cool and after cooling, add the ground ogbono and stir.

Then add the stock, crayfish, pepper and salt, then stir and taste for salt. Cover the cooking pot and leave to simmer for 3 minutes.Now add the okra and stir for 3 minutes.

Then add all the fish, followed by the uziza vegetable and gently stir well again and your soup is ready to be served.

Note: Ponmo, shaki and meat can also be used to prepare this delicious soup, but this soup is specially prepared for my kids, hence the Titus fish which is very healthy for them.You can serve this delicious goodness with Eba (garri), cassava fufu, semolina fufu, amala, tuwo shinkafa, pounded yam and wheat.

I hope you enjoyed this post? Have you tasted this soup before?
Don’t forget to Subscribe to get updates from us and exclusive tips only for our subscribers, comment, and share to your loved ones.

I would love to hear your view on this topic, kindly use the comment box.Also, let’s connect on Twitter and Instagram

Wishing you all a fantastic week ahead.
Lots of love 

Previous Story
Next Story


  • Reply
    Brenda's Couch
    October 30, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Tess, thanks very much for this… Once i tried preparing it and i made a real mess of the process. Had no choice than to eat it that way. With this post i can do better. And my elder sis would love to read this too.

  • Reply
    Aditi Oberoi Malhotra
    October 31, 2016 at 12:22 am

    This looks so good!! I'll try this out very soon!
    Adi xx

  • Reply
    Camila A.
    October 31, 2016 at 12:54 am

    This looks absolutely delicious, I love all of the spices that it has and would love to make it one day!

    My Vogue Style |

  • Reply
    Sharon Wu of Style Lullaby
    October 31, 2016 at 2:00 am

    This soup looks so good! I am a HUGE fan of soup so will definitely have to give this recipe a shot soon. Thank you for sharing! xo, sharon

  • Reply
    Fashionably Idu
    October 31, 2016 at 3:06 am

    It looks really good. I love your recipe. It's simple enough for me cos I hate cooking. I'm saving it to try, I love me some okro soup too.

  • Reply
    tr3ndygirl fashion blog
    October 31, 2016 at 3:14 am

    gorgeous, so very yummy
    I posted a new review, I'd love to know your opinion
    <<< tr3ndygirl fashion blogger >>>

  • Reply
    Blissy Joyce
    October 31, 2016 at 7:30 am

    This actually looks good. Might have to show it to a friend and we'd try it together 😀

    Joyce | Joycentricity

  • Reply
    Beauty Editer
    October 31, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Really nice post! Thank you so much for sharing.

    ** Join Love, Beauty Bloggers on facebook. A place for beauty and fashion bloggers from all over the world to promote their latest posts!


  • Reply
    Jalisa Giron
    October 31, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    That's too funny the part about your friends, haha, goes to show that most of those myths are so wrong and made up! This soup looks so good and such a great idea for me to finally use some okra. It can be tricky because I hate the slimness of it, but in a soup, I'm sure it's delicious! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have the best week ahead!



  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    Yummy! This sounds amazing <3 I love fish and okra! Thanks for sharing.


  • Reply
    Bernadette Angelie Pangilinan
    October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Those okras looks so much different from the ones that you can get in my country. Haha!

    Angel // My Fall Wardrobe Must Haves

  • Reply
    October 31, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Hi! Looks delicious & flavorful! I've always loved okras so I know I will love this soup. Thanks for the recipe. Have a blessed week


  • Reply
    Abdelkhalek Benrahho
    October 31, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Looks so delicious
    Happy Halloween 🙂

  • Reply
    Laura Mitbrodt
    November 1, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Yummy this looks great!

  • Reply
    Kelsey & Kenecha
    November 1, 2016 at 1:23 am

    Looks great!


  • Reply
    Holly Stephenson
    November 1, 2016 at 7:54 am

    I'm not usually the biggest fan of fish, but this sounds really nice- I may have to try it! x

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 8:18 am

    nice post
    thanks for sharing

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Hello Tessy,
    this is looking so tasty. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply
    Style For Mankind
    November 1, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    This is really nice! Happy Halloween.


  • Reply
    glowy shoe
    November 1, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Chai now am hungry.. But i prefer to grate my okra than chopping them.. Am not a huge fan of okro soup..

    Glowyshoes's blog

    My Facebook


  • Reply
    Paola Lauretano
    November 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I would like to try this Nigerian soup!
    Kisses, Paola.
    My Facebook
    My Instagram

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Looks awesome and great content.
    Thanks for Diwali wishes and the lovely comments on my recent outfit post, I deeply appreciate it!!MyLyfeMyStory

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Looks so yummy!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply
    November 1, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    It looks delicious, TFS!

  • Reply
    Andreea Birsan
    November 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    It looks so delicious! I need to try it out tomorrow. Have a lovely week! <3


  • Reply
    Jacquard Flower
    November 2, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Oh yum! This does cool so delicious!
    Gemma x

  • Reply
    Lily Kanaya Widjaja
    November 9, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    I always want to try a recipe when reading a a recipe post, but after that I always have excuses to try lol…Hope I can cook someday 🙂


  • Reply
    Emmanuel Nonye
    August 3, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you very much for the guidelines to prepare okro soup. It will assist me as a student.

  • Leave a Reply

    CommentLuv badge