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How To Cook The Igbo-Ora Recipe, Ilasa Soup

Ilasa soup is a native delicacy, with special peculiarity to the Igbo-Ora people located in Oyo state.

Recipe Category: Food

Cooking time: 1 hour

Cooking Process: Boiling

Recipe Yield: 10 and more Nutrition

According to the natives of Igbo-Ora, it's believed that the delicacy, when taken with yam or cassava fufu, will guarantee a woman giving birth to twins. Hilarious!

Required Ingredients

Grounded Egusi

Potash (Akaun)

Locust beans (Iru)

Smoked fish

Okra leaves (tenderly plucked, though)

Salt and seasoning cubes

"Water from the south-west"

"Ata obe din din" stew

Cooking Instructions

1. Separate and wash the pieces of smoked fish.

2. Fill-up a pot with 4 full cups of "water drawn from the south-western part of Nigeria" and boil. After boiling, add the potash and locust beans to it.

3. While the mixture boils, tenderly pluck the okra leaves. In the process of plucking the okra leaves, ensures you don't pull directly from the stem but allow little space between the stem and leaf before pulling. Then, gather the plucked leaves and slice.

4. Add the okra leaves into the soup mixture, and use your 'ewedu' broom to mix, the same way you would mix ewedu.

5. After this is done, add the grounded egusi and allow to boil for a while, before mixing. Or else, the Egusi will not set.

6. Futhermore, add a tablespoon full of palm oil, add salt and seasoning cubes, as well.

At the end, your soup should draw just like ewedu soup. Put your stew along with it, and your Ilasa soup is ready to be served with eba, amala or pounded yam.

I'm quite sure, you'll come back to testify, and appreciate me!

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