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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.

Here you will be spoilt for choices from Nigerian Fried Rice to Egusi soup to Afang Soup to Eba (How to make eba) to Efo riro and not forgetting the almighty Nigerian Jollof rice. Feel free to look around, I am sure you will find something you will love to cook.

bitter leaf soup.
Nigerian Recipes, Nigerian soup recipes

Bitter leaf soup (Ofe Onugbu)

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Today I am dedicating this post to my igbo friends. I was on the phone to my friend the other day and I told her I am cooking ofe onugbu but I don’t have ogiri, she just told me don’t bother. She said if you give a non ibo man maybe he would eat but an ibo person would definitely not like it and that got me thinking for a minute. I told myself, if I’m cooking this soup, I better do it right. 

 
ila alasepo
Nigerian Recipes, Nigerian soup recipes, Okra Dishes

Okro Soup (Nigerian Okra Soup)

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As easy as this soup is, I always make a call to my mum still, to ask for the recipe all over again each time I need to cook it (don’t ask me, I don’t know why I do it). My mama makes the best okra soup ever, whether plain or the one pot soup and she doesn’t mess about in the kitchen, she knows her onions. I made this okra soup on Sunday after church and I couldn’t help but share with my fellow foodies.

 
Nigerian Recipes, Nigerian soup recipes

Kale efo riro…

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I’m still on about valentine and #bae. Valentine should not leave you out of pocket and should not be a thing of impressing others for the wrong reasons. We should learn to embrace change and do something new sometimes. If you go out on a date night at every val’s day, why not give it a miss this year and stay at home to cook something really quick and special for your love.

 
Nigerian Recipes, Sauce and Stew Recipes

Ofada Stew…

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This stew is different from ‘ayamase’ simply because of the choice of pepper. Green bell pepper is used for ayamase but if you want the proper local taste, then I think you should try it with the red bell pepper and some tomatoes. To be honest I didn’t discover ayamase until I was in my 20’s.