For most Nigerians, street food is usually just as delicious as delicacies sold in fancy restaurants, if not more. In Enugu, Eastern Nigeria, Okpa is one of the craziest street food the people can’t live without. It is cheap, filling and insanely tasty.
Okpa is a popular legume prepared by removing the outer covering of the Bambara seed and grounding to flour from which the thick solid food forms out of the flour during cooking. Water, oil and other condiments are added to make it look like the popular moimoi.
With so many health benefits like boasting of blood, treating of Insomnia, anti-Arthritis ability and reduces the danger of stomach cancer (to mention a few), the nutritional supplement of Okpa is strong and high enough to sustain the overall growth of the body.
The key to making really good okpa, as shared by Nigerian food vlogger, All Nigerian Recipes lies in using a limited amount of ingredients because the bambara groundnut seeds have a natural delicious flavour.
What you need…
- 3 cigar cups | 450g Okpa flour
- 15 tablespoons red palm oil
- 4 small seasoning cubes
- Salt (to taste)
- Fresh pepper (to taste)
- 1.2 litres lukewarm/tepid water
All Nigerian Recipes shares easy to follow steps to making this delicious eastern Nigerian delicacy.
How do you make yours? Do share it with us in the comment section.