Egusi soup is native to many tribes in Nigeria. However each tribe have a distinct method of preparation that sets it apart. The Ijebu’s hail from the west and make their’s in a unique way that is very reminiscent of comfort food.
I love this soup so much because it reminds me of family. it’s my mother in-law’s favourite and she would make a massive pot of Egusi Ijebu which mostly finished on the same day. There would be tons of people in the house serving soup and picking Eba from the cooler and it wasn’t even a party. She taught me how to make this soup and I’m forever grateful.
Egusi soup is paired perfectly with Eba but can also do well with other Nigerian swallows like Amala, Pounded Yam, Semovita e.t.c. It also works well with plain white Rice, Yam or plantain. Like many other Nigerian Soups.
This soup is very versatile.
Don’t add seasoning until after the first boil and don’t stir. This will prevent the Egusi from lumping up like regular Egusi soup.