I love how versatile ukwa can be. It could be eaten as a snack e.g aki na ukwa, It could be prepared with maize or even prepared the traditional way. Some people would argue that cooking ukwa the authentic traditional way is to mash it up and serve it with the liquid (ukwa agworagwo), some others would prefer it cooked plain also (without oil) but not mashed, others would argue that it’s best eaten in porridge form with maize or leaves such as scent leaf or bitter leaf.
The bottom line is, no matter how you cook it you’re bound to enjoy it. This time i decided to make something different from the norm…Ukwa porridge with bitter leaf. My grandmum loves it this way so believe me when i say the taste is out of this world. Apart from being tasty, you’d also get some medicinal benefits from the onugbu which is used to treat fever, malaria, hepatitis, diarrhea, dysentery, cough, Stomach ache, Head ache, Scabies, Gastro intestinal disorders e.t.c. It also reduces the sugar level of the body for those watching their sugar intake so feel free to add a generous amount of it.