Hot eba served with water leaf soup, assorted shaki meat and fish

Eba, also known as garri, is a popular Nigerian staple made from cassava. It is often served with soup or stew, and is a filling and satisfying meal. Water leaf soup is a popular Nigerian soup that is made with water leaf, a type of vegetable that is common in West Africa. Assorted shaki meat and fish are also common ingredients in Nigerian soups and stews, and add a rich flavor to the dish.

To make hot eba served with water leaf soup, assorted shaki meat and fish, you will need:

For the Eba:

  • 2 cups of garri (cassava flour)
  • 3 cups of boiling water

For the Water Leaf Soup:

  • 2 bunches of water leaf, washed and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers, chopped
  • 1 pound of assorted shaki meat and fish (beef tripe, cow foot, smoked fish)
  • 3 tablespoons of palm oil
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To make the Eba, place the garri in a large bowl and add the boiling water. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes smooth and consistent. Use more water or garri as necessary to adjust the consistency to your preference.
  2. To make the Water Leaf Soup, heat the palm oil in a pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and scotch bonnet peppers to the pot and cook until the tomatoes break down and become soft.
  5. Add the chopped shaki meat and fish to the pot and stir well. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the meat is partially cooked.
  6. Add the chopped water leaf to the pot and stir well. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the water leaf is wilted and fully cooked.
  7. Add the ground crayfish to the pot and stir well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the hot Eba with the Water Leaf Soup, and enjoy with the assorted shaki meat and fish.

Note: To eat, take a small amount of the Eba with your fingers and mold it into a ball, then use it to scoop up the soup. Repeat until you finish the meal.

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