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Eid ul-Adha Special How to prepare 'Kuka' soup (Baobab leaves soup)

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way

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 'Kuka' soup (Baobab leaves soup)(Telandeworld)


  • Tablespoons kuka powder (dry baobab leaves powder)

  • 1kg cow ribs (cut into pieces)

  • 2 dry cat fish

  • 2 cooking spoons red palm oil

  • 2 handfuls crayfish 

  • 1 flat round dawa dawa (ogiri okpei, iru, locust beans)

  • Habanero pepper (atarugu, ose oyibo, atarodo)

  • 1 onion

  • 2 big seasoning cubes

  • Salt (to your taste)

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  • Cook the cow ribs with the seasoning cubes and onion.

  • When the meat is done, turn off the heat, remove the chunks of onion then take out the meat from the beef stock.

  • Add the kuka powder, spreading over the meat stock as you add. Then stir very well with a slotted spoon to ensure that you get a smooth mix without lumps.

  • Add the pepper, crayfish and dawa dawa blend and palm oil. Stir very well.

  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring it from time to time. Kuka is very much like ogbono hence sticks to the bottom of the pot if not stirred often.

  • After 5 minutes, add the cooked beef and some salt if necessary. Stir very well.

  • Cover and once it boils again, it is done!

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