Thursday, 10 October 2013

Vegetable egg stew with Fluted pumpkin "Ugu" leaves

Vegetable egg sauce with Boiled Yam 
Egg sauce is a versatile dish which can be prepared in different ways. Addition of freshly chopped Fluted pumpkin leaves is one of the various ways to enjoy this sauce. It adds a tasty twist to the normal egg sauce while nourishing your body with the mixture of vegetables.
Pumpkin leaves which is also added during the preparation of Egusi soup, Ogbono Soup, Okra Soup, Edikaikong soup, Efo Riro and a host of others is packed with nourishing vitamins such as Vitmains A, E, B5 and minerals such as potassium & magnesium. it is also rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants such as Beta-carotene & Alpha Carotene which helps slow down aging process, Eliminates free radicals responsible for cancerous growths e.t.c. Beta-carotene in the pumpkin leaves also helps restore skin damage caused by the sun while Alpha-carotene helps reduce the risk of developing cataracts, Folic Acid and Iron helps boost blood formation thereby reducing the risk of Anemia.

Nigerian Vegetable sauce recipe:
•Prep time:
 15 minutes

•Cook time:10 minutes
•Total time: 25 minutes
•Region:      Nigeria
•Serves:      4
•Misc:          Serve Hot

Ingredients:::
• ½ cup Vegetable oil
• 2 Red Onion
• 1 Seasoning cube, crushed
• 1 tsp. Curry powder
• ½ tsp. Thyme
• 2 Eggs
• 350g Fluted Pumpkin leaves "Ugu"

Directions:::
Step 1: Chop the Scotch bonnet pepper, Onions, Tomatoes, Pumpkin leaves "Ugwu" separately......Set aside. 

Step 2: Heat the vegetable oil till hot. Add the Chopped onion and pepper, Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the chopped tomatoes, Salt to taste, Crushed seasoning, curry powder, thyme. Leave to fry for 3 mins while stirring occasionally.

Step 3: Break the eggs into the pot and stir to incorporate the mixture. Leave for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Add the chopped pumpkin leaves and stir. Leave to simmer for 3 mins.

Turn off the burner and serve with Yam, Plantain, Rice, Irish or sweet Potatoes

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28 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:25 pm

    This reminds me of home. you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Anonymous7:23 pm

    Hi dobby, can i also add smook fish to it?

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    1. Hi Anon. yes you can add smoked fish to it before adding the leafy vegetable

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  3. Nice one Dobby!..I always put the vegetable before adding the eggs but I'm gonna try this method...xoxo

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    1. Thanks abiola. Do let us know how it goes :)

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  4. Yummy,I use to always like Ɣ☺ΰr recipes,U̶̲̥̅̊ 'r a geniues dear. Keep it up

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    1. Awww!!! Thank you fatima :)

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  5. Now I have good use for those ugu I buy and store away in the fridge.
    Meanwhile Dobby the leave na Ugu na. Ugwu(Mountain) na my maiden surname and am tired of people asking is your maiden name Vegetable?

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    1. lmao!!!!! No be my fault na!.....please blame it on the igbo accent debbie....lolz!

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  6. Itseme4:50 pm

    Why not whisk †ђε eggs before adding to the other ingredients  the fire?

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    1. Hi itseme, whisking the eggs before adding to the pot and adding directly before mixing is a matter of choice as it ends up the same way once it incorporated with the other ingredients in the pot. Personally, I add the eggs directly instead of whisking first cos I love seeing chunks of egg white and yolk separately in the sauce.

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  7. Anonymous4:46 pm

    if u are really from eastern Nigeria, you should know its uGu leaves and not ugwu as u wrote.

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    1. Thanks for the correction.

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  8. Anonymous8:54 pm

    Hallo, this looks delicious, and I want to try it! Can I use spinach instead of ugu cause ugu is hard to find in my locale? Thanks.

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    1. yes you can but it won't taste the same though.

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  9. Grace7:35 pm

    Wonderful Job Dobby,u're really blessed,keep up the good work,and pls can i be ur apprientice. Or kitchen assitant,i wan learn work oooo

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    1. Thanks Grace, you probably could :)...

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  10. Anonymous4:00 pm

    i always add smoked fish. its lovely.

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    1. It sure is. Smoked fish gives it a wonderful flavor. Thanks anon!

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  11. Yea...I cook mine with smoked fish and damn! The taste is unbelievable.
    www.makeupcubicle.blogspot.com

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    1. it sure is really tasty with smoked fish. would try doing that soon on the blog.

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  12. Thanks Dobby! I'm trying it dis morning... and Pls what brand of milk is rich in fat that is in making butter milk.

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    1. Any brand with the label "Full cream milk" would do just fine

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  13. Wao, a new one to try as we are aiming to incorporate more nutritious meals made mainly with vegetables.

    Thank you once again. I'm really enjoying your blog.

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  14. Anonymous11:20 am

    Good morning dobbys , i tried this egg thing this morning and it was my best meal ever , i still have it in my flask for lunch . my neighbour was awoken by its aroma .you are really the best am learning something good from your blog everyday you are really a blessing.i will keep checking to see other things i can do.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Anon :). Glad to have you here.

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