How To Prepare Delicious African Salad (Abacha) | Read Details

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African salad, an Eastern Nigerian delicacy popularly called Abacha is prepared using dried, shredded cassava.This African salad can be consumed as a meal or a snack. There are numerous ways to prepare this salad, but the more ingredients you use, the more delicious the dish becomes. 


  • Abacha
  • Ugba or ukpaka
  • Palm oil
  • Powdered potash
  • Fish
  • Ponyo
  • Onion
  • Garden eggs
  • Garden egg leaves, chopped
  • Salt and dry pepper (to taste)
  • Ground crayfish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Ground Ehu seeds (Calabash nutmeg)
  • Ogiri or iru
  • Fresh utazi leaves
  • Boiling water


  • First, soak the garden egg leaves in cold water for 10 minutes until it softens, and pour boiling water over it before draining. 
  • Rinse the ugba with warm water and dissolve the potash, sieving out the water after a while. 
  • In another pot, stir the potash water with palm oil until it forms a yellowish paste.
  • Place this mix on heat, adding ground ehu, pepper, crayfish and seasoning. Next, add crushed stock cubes, diced onions and ugba before taking off the heat. 
  • Add ogiri, mix, then meat and fish making sure to mix. 
  • Add the soaked Abacha leaves, and mix, making sure all ingredients blend. 
  • Add sliced utazi and salt.
  • Finally, garnish with chopped garden egg leaves and sliced onions. 

Enjoy with a chilled drink. 


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