Welcome to my active kitchen, home of delicious Nigerian dishes. Not only would you find over 100 Nigerian recipes here as a large part of my food blog is dedicated to Nigerian foods. They are very easy to replicate in your kitchen too.
Nigeria is blessed with so many delicious foods that are guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. Are you new to Nigerian food or you are looking to brush up your skills and cook delicious Nigerian foods? You are in the right place? My active kitchen has got you covered.
Also, we do not judge here and that is why I have made my Nigerian food recipes easy to follow. Most importantly, most of these recipes are complete with step by step instructions.
Tomato-less buka stew recipe? Who would have thought a time would come and this recipe would be the most sort for. It is no news that tomato is now gold in Nigeria. The good news is, you don’t really need tomatoes to make yummy and delicious buka type of stew. […]
My parents were around at mine from Nigeria and my kitchen was super busy. You know why? I promised to make different meals especially Nigerian soups everyday for a week. I made this egusi soup on day 2 and it was loved by all. I used 3 types of vegetable leaves and one of them is my favourite, uziza leaves.
My love for smoked turkey now has got no bounds, if I tell you I hated smoked turkey when I first had it, would you believe it? I hated it so much that I stopped buying and cooking it. I recently started cooking smoked turkey again after I used the recipe below and I also add it to soups like egusi and efo-riro.
Asun is peppered smoked goat meat (skin on) that is usually served at barbeque party and it is fast becoming a popular street food in Nigeria too. Asun originated from Ondo state of Nigeria but it is now readily available everywhere in Nigeria. What is not to love about asun.
2015 has been a great year for me and I am eternally thankful to God and all of you my precious beautiful readers. I came across a post from Lindsay of pinch of yum some days back and that gave birth to this post. I have so many recipes on the blog but the truth is I rarely make most of them except on special occasions.
I can do all things cooking and baking, not in the case of this Nigerian egg roll. I couldn’t make it to save my own life until recently. As easy as this recipe is, I struggled with it a lot and I almost gave up because each time I tried making it has been a disaster. Honestly, it is one of the easiest street snack in Nigeria and it is not rocket science.
I made some yummy mince and aubergine sauce recently and it was like a 2 in 1 recipe. The second recipe not detailed was a meal idea on how to use the left over mince sauce which can be used as a pie filling. Believe me it tasted amazing, well if I do say so myself. So I made some chicken pie recently and guess what
I was on the phone to my mum and our conversation soon turned to food. My sister cooked obe gbure elegusi some years back and it’s still the best gbure soup I have had till date. TBH, I have not been able to beat it. There is something about the soup that have never stopped me talking about it, the taste was out of this world, it was amazing.
I’m really excited about today’s post, it is Christmas soon and in some way, my Christmas menu is taking shape as planned. In a typical Nigerian home on Christmas day, the food on the menu is usually chicken or turkey, Jollof rice, fried rice and swallow with traditional soup depending on one’s geographical location.
This stew right here is a popular versatile dish in every Nigerian household. It is present at every party and if you have been to a boarding school before, this is the kind of stew that mamma will definitely package in a tin for you and it can last for quite some days. The meat is always deep fried or grilled and that also helps in keeping