Preparing Ogbono Soup with Okro


Ogbono and Okro Soup

The Ogbono Soup recipe detailed on this page is the one where Okro is added to the soup.


Ingredients for Ogbono Soup cooked with Okro

You can vary the quantities of Ogbono and Okra below depending on which one you want to have more of. So if you want your soup to be mainly Okra soup, you can decrease the quantity of Ogbono and increase the quantity of okra and vice versa.

  • 2 handfuls Ogbono Seeds
  • 200g Okra
  • Assorted Meat and Fish: Beef, Shaki (cow tripe)Dry FishStockfish
  • 3 cooking spoons red palm oil
  • Vegetable: Frozen Spinach (you can also use Pumpkin leaves or even Bitterleaf)
  • 1 handful crayfish
  • Pepper and Salt (to taste)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 Stock cubes (Maggi/Knorr)


  • Spice grinder for grinding ogbono seeds:

Before you cook Ogbono Soup with Okro

  1. Grind the Ogbono with a dry mill.
  2. Cut the okra fingers into tiny pieces. To achieve this, you need to make a few vertical cuts followed by horizontal cuts on the okra fingers.
  3. Cut the frozen spinach when it is not completely defrosted. It is easier that way. Then when completely defrosted, squeeze out the excess water.
  4. Cook the assorted meat with the stock cubes and onion. If you will use Shaki, remember to start cooking that first, then add beef when almost done.
  5. Grind crayfish and pepper.
  6. Boil some water and set aside.

Cooking Directions for Ogbono Soup with Okro

  1. Follow the cooking directions for Ogbono Soup till Step 9.
  2. Then add the vegetables, stir very well.
  3. Add the okra and stir very well. Cover and leave to heat up very well and it is ready.

Serve with Garri (Eba)Semolina Fufu, Amala, Cassava Fufu or Pounded Yam.

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