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Best And Easy Way Of Preparing Abacha Using Ground-Mixing And Fried Method Combined

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Abacha, made from cassava is one delicious meal you can have and it is mostly prepared by Igbo speaking states in Nigeria.

This delicacy has different recipes on it's preparation, some cook it on the fire(fried), others don't, they mix it on ground( ground mixing).

Some do both method, i.e cooking and ground mixing. This article is going to use both methods to prepare our abacha.

I honestly don't know which is the best way to prepare abacha, but this method of all the three methods I know, is the one I love most. Read on and learn.

Ingredients

Abacha View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Fresh pepper View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Dry Pepper View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ogiri View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Onions View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Crayfish View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ice fish View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Red oil View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ehuhu( Calabash nut Meg) View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Garden egg leaves View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ugba View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Smoked fish View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Ponmo View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Salt and seasoning to taste

Ingredients preparation

1. Rinse your abacha to remove the sand and set aside View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

2. Grind your crayfish and set aside View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

3. Cut your fresh Pepper into bits View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

4. Wash your ice fish and fry View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

5. Slice your onions View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

6. Roast your ehuhu, remove the shell and grind View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Note: The number of seeds you use, is based on the quantity of abacha, let it not be too much, 4 - 6 seeds should be enough for abacha that will satisfy three average eaters.

7. Put water in a kettle and bring to boil View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

8. Wash and slice your garden egg Leaves and set aside View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

9. Wash and dice your ponmo View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

10. Wash your smoked fish and debone View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

11. Prepare your ugba View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

12. Grind your dry Pepper View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Preparing Your abacha

1. Pour your abacha in a clean bowl, and pour your hot water inside, cover and allow to soak for a few minutes View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Note: Your water should not be very hot, so the abacha won't be very soft

2. Taste the soaked abacha, and if it is soft to your taste remove from the water View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Fried phase

3. Put a pan on the fire and allow to dry

4. Add your red oil and allow to bleach View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

5. Fry your onions, ground crayfish, dry pepper(little), fresh pepper and ugba

6. Add your diced ponmo and washed smoked fish

7. Season to taste

Ground Mixing Phase

8. In an empty bowl, add little red oil, salt, seasoning, and your grounded ehuhu

9. Put your ogiri inside and mix properly with the red oil, let the ogiri melt inside the red oil mixture

10. Add your fried sauce(crayfish, Pepper, onions, smoked fish and ponmo) into the bowl and mix all properly

11. Now, little by little add your abacha, into that bowl, and as you add little, you mix, and taste, add another set, mix and taste and so on View pictures in App save up to 80% data. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

12. Do this until your white abacha is finished, or until the Ingredients completely match the abacha.

13. Taste to see if you will need to add salt or seasoning, if it's all balanced, enjoy your meal.

Note: The reason for mixing in bits(little by little) is to ensure the ingredients get to all the white abacha, and the reason for tasting as you mix is to ensure the ingredients is not too much or too small for the white abacha

Your abacha is ready, serve with your fried fish, fresh cut onions, garden egg leaves and natural fresh palm wine View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

This recipe is what people of Enugu State(some part of the state) use in Preparing their abacha.

Note: you can use any vegetable of choice, to garnish your abacha and add other vegetables and fruits like garden eggs

Do well to like and share this article. And which state in Nigeria do you think makes the best abacha?

Cheers

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Top Comments
UgiagbeEfosa · 07/3/2020
Mrs. Chef, but you said in one of your post that frying is not good and you don't fry your stew, so how come you like frying abacha?
royalgrace · 07/8/2020
Nice, but I didn't see potash added or you don't need to add potash to the fried method?
lilianObinna · 07/7/2020
good food
Gracedumnodi · 06/30/2020
Wow.Thanks dear

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