It is a proteinous soup and has a distinct taste and aroma. Gbegiri Soup is usually served alongside ewedu soup and buka stew or tomato stew.
Below is a detailed and easy Gbegiri Soup recipe for you to follow.
Ingredients For Nigerian Gbegiri Soup:
• 2 cups black eyed or brown beans
• 2 rablespoons ground crayfish
• 1 tablespoon locust beans (Iru)
• 1 tablespoon powdered pepper
• 3 tablespoons palm oil
• 1 Stock Cube
• Salt to taste
Directions For Nigerian Gbegiri Soup:
• Place the beans in a wide bowl and add water to cover it. Leave the beans to soak for about an hour then start rubbing them in between your both palms until the skin comes off.
• Run the beans underneath some water, stir vigorously and take off all the beans coat at the top. Or remove the beans coat by pulsing in a blender until the skin is peeled off nicely.
• Now, add the peeled beans into a pot, add some water and cook until its soft and the water is almost dried up.
• Then use a turning stick or whisk to mash up the beans in the pot. If you want to use a blender, let the beans cool down a bit. Then scoop it into the blender, add half cup of water and blend until smooth.
• Return the blended beans back into the pot and add a little water, if the paste is thick. The consistency of the mashed/blended paste should be light.
• Now, add the palm oil, stock cube, crayfish, locust beans, pepper and salt to taste. Then cook for 5-7 minutes, while stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
• Simmer till the Gbegiri Soup thickens a bit and the palm oil is well incorporated into the beans paste. And that's it, your soup is ready.
• Gbegiri Soup can be served with semolina, amala, eba or any other Nigerian swallow of your choice. Enjoy!
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