Gbegiri soup is a Western Nigerian (Yoruba) soup cooked with bean flour. On its own, it looks like baby food, but it comes alive when you add Ewedu Soup and meat from your Beef & Chicken Stew. So here's how to make gbegiri with beans powder?
How to make beans soup gbegiri?
Gbegiri Soup usually takes a bit time of getting used to for those who are not used to eating soup cooked with beans. The combination of the Gbegiri Soup, Ewedu Soup, and the stew will surely tease and challenge your taste buds!
Ingredients for Gbegiri Soup
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- 150g Black Eyed or Brown Beans;
- 1 small smoked Mackerel/Titus;
- 1 tablespoon ground crayfish;
- 1 big stock cube;
- 1 cooking spoon palm oil;
- pepper and salt (to taste).
How to make gbegiri with beans powder?
- Put the peeled and soaked beans into a sizeable pot. Pour water to cover the beans and start cooking at medium heat.
- While the beans are being cooked, you can make the Ewedu Soup which blends perfectly with the Gbegiri Soup.
- Cook the beans till they become so soft that they practically melt when you mash them with your fingers. This takes about 1 hour. You will need to top up the water from time to time but make sure the water is always at the same level as the beans. This ensures that you have just the right amount of water in the soup when the beans are done.
- Mash your soft beans with a potato masher. You can also blend it with your kitchen blender for a very smooth consistency. We do not recommend you pouring the hot beans into your blender and then pouring it back into the pot after blending. And it is not practical to wait for the beans to cool down, blend it and then continue cooking!
- When you are pleased with the smoothness of the beans, add the smoked fish, salt, pepper, crayfish, stock cube and palm oil.
- Cover the pot and cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes or till the oil blends with the rest of the ingredients. This is when the oil changes from red to yellow.
- Stir from time to time, so it does not burn.
That's it! The Gbegiri Soup is ready.
We suggest you to dish your soup with Ewedu Soup, get the meat from your Beef & Chicken Stew and eat with Amala or any other Nigerian fufu meal using different bean flour recipes available on our website.
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