Edo State Famous Black Soup Recipe | FoodBlog9ja

Firstly, if you are from the Edo state part of Nigeria,  comment down below let’s meet and appreciate you for discovering this tasty soup. ...

Black Soup

Firstly, if you are from the Edo state part of Nigeria,  comment down below let’s meet and appreciate you for discovering this tasty soup. šŸ˜

The Edo black soup is one of the easiest and most delicious native soup one can make and have. The Black Soup also known as OMOEBE, BENIN SOUP or EDO ESAN is really not a fancy kind of soup, but it is however very nutritious, healthy and delicious. Just so you know, the Yoruba’s have a version of this soup too, and it’s called Marugbo, Eweta, Luku, Obe Dudu or Gbanunu.

I remember my time as an undergraduate, my elder brother’s friend who’s from Benin would bring us this soup whenever she was resuming school, and “my oh my” the taste alone can make you want to consume a 5 liter bowl of it in just one sitting.

If you are yet to try it, please do, and if you’ll love to make it yourself, or with family and friends, here is an opportunity to learn how to make it. This soup can be prepared with other vegetables, whilst other persons use just one (bitterleaf).

See other vegetables you can use below;

Scent leaf

Uziza (hot leaf)


Pumpkin leaf

Bitterleaf (parboiled before use)

This is the bitter leaf method. (the only difference this has with other methods is that you have to first boil the bitter leaf before blending)


Bitter leaf 

Goat meat or any meat of choice 

Crayfish (a lot)

Snails (optional)

Dried fish 


Seasoning cubes 

Palm oil 

Locust beans 

Dried pepper (blended)


1) Pour bitterleaf into a pot, add salt, water and allow to boil for 5mins (this is to remove any bitterness left)

Washed and boiled Bitterleaf

 2) After that, rinse and blend into a paste using water, (as shown below).

Blended Bitterleaf

3) Add your protein into a pot, add enough blended onions, add seasoning cubes, salt, and place on heat to cook. 

4) After that, separate the meat from the meat stock, add the blended leaves to the meat stock, add blended onions, blended crayfish, dried fish, palm oil, seasoning cubes, dried pepper, salt, stir and allow to cook for 5mins.

5) After that, go ahead and add in the boiled meat, stir and allow to cook for another 2mins. Taste for any adjustment.

Black Soup and Pounded Yam

Your Black Soup is ready to be consumed. šŸ’ƒ You can have it with SWALLOW of choice.


If your are also using snail, wash the snail with lime, cook together with your meat and add together to the soup when adding the meat.

If you are worried it’ll be bitter because you used bitter leaf, worry not as you wouldn’t feel the bitter taste at all, after following the instructions on here.

If you are using scent leafs, all you have to do is wash and blend into a paste, no need to boil.

Good luck!!!


  1. Please what is the English name for Ebeewuwa leaves ?



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