Saturday, 16 February 2013

Okra Soup With Black Fungus Mushrooms

Okra soup a.k.a "Draw soup" brings back sweet memories. Back in the days as a growing kid, I remember being taught to swallow morsels of Garri with Okra soup. Its slimy texture made it the perfect soup for any form of swallow and also the best soup to be played with....lol. In the North, it’s known as Miyan Kubewa. Most times i take mine with Agidigarri  or other forms of swallow but this time i decided to try it out with wheat and it was luvly. And yes! I ate with washed hands...;)
Serves:         6
Prep time:    20 minutes 

Cook time:   52 minutes
Total time:   1 hr 12 minutes
Meal Type:  Main course, Soup
Region:        Nigeria

Misc:             Serve Hot
Side dish:    Wheat Meal , Agidi or any other form of swallow


Ingredients

• 12 medium sized Okra “Abelmoschus esculentus” 


• A Handful Pumpkin leaves “Ugwu”, Chopped




1 cup Periwinkles “Isam”(Remove the tongue if it hasn't been removed)
 
Beef (Cut into sizable pieces) 
1 Stock fish head 
2 cooking spoons Crayfish (ground)
2 yellow Scotch Bonnet pepper
1 bulb Onion 
3 cooking spoons Palmoil 
Seasoning i.e Maggi, Knorr 
Salt to taste 

Preparation before cooking: 
-Before you begin, wash and Soak the Black fungus mushrooms in warm water till they expand. Also In another bowl, soak the stock fish in hot water so it’d soften before you start cooking.This process takes about 20mins. 

-Grate the Okra and set aside. Grating the okra makes it draw more when boiled. This can be done while the Mushrooms Soak. 

Now you are ready to begin preparing the soup: 
1.  Place the washed beef and Stockfish into an empty pot on the burner and add some water. 

2. Dice the Onions and pepper and add into the pot. Season with maggi and Salt and cover to cook on medium heat for about 30mins 

3. At this point, add the periwinkles and Black fungus mushrooms then leave to cook for another 10mins 

4. Pour the grated Okra into the pot then add the crayfish & Palmoil. Mix till it combines with the Stock liquid then cover & leave to cook for 7mins. 
 Now this is important: If you don’t want the soup to draw so much, you can start by stir-frying diced okra (Not grated) for about 5mins in Palm Oil before adding the soup stock. 

5. Add the chopped pumpkin leaves and leave to simmer for another 5mins 

6. Remove from the burner and serve Hot with any Form of Swallow. I enjoyed mine with Rolled Wheat…..Yummy. 




Nutritional Information: Okra soup with Wheat also makes a perfect meal for diabetic patients. It helps in normalizing the blood sugar and cholesterol level. This is due to the mucilage and superior fiber which helps in curbing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract. Also, it aids in weight loss. Another alternative for diet for diabetics is to cut off the ends of about two Okra then slice open the middle. Soak in a cup of water and leave overnight at room temperature. Drink the water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Doing this for about 3months helps reduce the fasting bg reading of a diabetic.

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34 comments:

  1. my fave soup :) drinking water in d morning ain't easy tho**

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    1. you are so right! it definitely Isn't.

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  2. O boy... see wack o!

    my hubby's fav.

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  3. Temmy3:37 pm

    My dearest Dobby, well done jare! You know what, aside coming here to see what's cooking...i dont leave without adding to my knowledge(the wheat & okra being a diabetic food) was quite informative. Thanksss

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    1. Awww!!! Thank Ɣ☺ΰ temmy :)

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  4. Thanks for making this not just look good, but come with great information. Love this serving suggestion.

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    1. Thank Ɣ☺ΰ too myne! :)

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  5. Looks great as usual. I learnt something new today.

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    1. Thank Ɣ☺ΰ nazor!!

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  6. This looks so yummy Dobby. One thing with draw soups is that even babies love it.

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    1. I did too as a baby ;)...Thanks eya!

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  7. Anonymous3:53 pm

    First time here,Dobby,u doing a great job btw how did u roll d wheat?

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    1. Woohooo!!! For the first time visitor :). I simply placed it in a foil sheet and rolled it out with a rolling pin.

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  8. Anonymous7:55 pm

    Weldone debby!

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  9. Hi Dobby! As days goes by, i get so addicted to ur blog. Kip on d good work.
    U knw wat u ar part of wat is making my home a home one. Lol. Wit ur delicacy. Tanks a million.

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    1. Awww!!!!! Thanks a milli pamilerin :)

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  10. my first time Dobby ...lovely blog you've got..

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    1. Thanks Barbara! Do stop by more often :)

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  11. All About okra nutrition. Okra is a popular vegetable of the housewives. The interesting thing is that it contains more nutrients for good health, such as fiber, mucilage, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, calcium, potassium, magnesium, folic acid, iron.Very good for health.

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    1. Thanks for enlightening us more on okra ahmad.

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  12. Hi Dobby great job! Where did you buy the mushroom from?

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    1. Where do you reside? I Usually get mine from the east.

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  13. Kemmy Zion2:18 pm

    Av neva tried dis type of okro soup mine is usually cooked witout ugwu n periwinkle. Am goin to try this but is d onion necessary?

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    1. Hi kemmy, the onion is necessary while cooking the meat for the stock to give it an added flavor.

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  14. Kemmy Zion2:21 pm

    What's the diff btw dis black fungus mushroom and normal mushroom, and pls wat is it call in igbo n yoruba?

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    1. The species of mushroom are different. Black fungus is one of the species of mushroom.

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