ACHI SOUP WITH UCHAKIRI LEAVES

 

…whetting your taste bud one meal at a time


Achi powder is  good soup thickening, it adds a unique flavor to your soups, its highly medicinal, it’s a good source of antioxidant, Uchakiri (Vitex doniana) on its own is medicinal and an excellent source of antioxidant. Achi can be found in an open market in Nigeria and some African stores in the United States, while Uchakiri can be mostly found in the Eastern part of Nigeria such as Enugu State and other eastern states in Nigeria.

Main Ingredients

Beef (chopped in cube sizes)

Stock-fish

Dryfish

Crayfish

3 tablespoons of Achi powder

2 tablespoons of Egusi

1/5 (30ml) measurement of palm oil

Ugba (Locust Bean)

Ogiri okpeye

Blended uziza seed

Uchakiri leaves

Blended pepper

Procedure

• Place your meat in a pot and season to taste. Add the stockfish and dryfish when the meat is half done so that the fish can be ready same time with the meat.

• While the meat is cooking, put the achi in a plate and mix evenly with the palm oil.

• Add the blended pepper, the blended crayfish, blended ogiri okpeye and blended uziza seed to the seasoned meat and fish to bring out the aroma.

• After 60seconds, add the mixed achi to the seasoned meat and fish, and adjust taste by add more seasoning if needed.

• After 2minutes add the eqwusi for a unique taste, then the uchakiri leaves and allow it to cook over a medium heat for 2minutes.

• Once satisfied with the taste, turn off the heat and serve with Eba, Semovita or pounded yam.

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13 Comments

  1. Engr Nick says:

    Dear Princess, this post shows your his deep in you are in African culture with modern research to back most of our herutqge especially food….this delicacy is one good one that most of us enjoy even without knowing fully its nutrients composition…weldone for this expository…. Wish i can have a taste now as am now hungry…… Cheers

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