Now this is one ingredient in soups you can’t miss even if you were miles away. With its uniquely “funky” pungent aroma, it’s bound to keep you on your toes while cooking. It is incorporated in soups like egusi soup, oha/ora soup, onugbu soup, utazi soup etc. It is also a crucial ingredient in the preparation of African salad(Abacha).
2. The ones prepared exclusively with castor oil seeds (ugba seeds).
Ogiri has an oily gray pasty consistency and a very strong pungent smell. The smell is greatly reduced when frozen.
|Iru (Fermented locust beans), mostly used by the yorubas|
|2. Dawadawa (Hausa)
|dawadawa (fermented and compressed locust beans), mostly used by the Hausas|
|Ogiri Okpei (Fermented, mashed and compressed locust beans), Mostly used by the igbos|