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Gizdodo Recipe

Gizdodo is fast becoming a popular Nigerian dish, especially at events and gatherings. It is a one-pot dish containing peppered gizzard and plantain. With Mother’s Day approaching, we think this meal will be a perfect side dish for that amazing woman in your life.

Oha Soup

Oha soup is a traditional soup from Eastern Nigeria. The Oha leaves are usually shredded by hand since it is popularly considered that using a knife will make the soup turn out bitter. This is a special delicacy you can enjoy with any swallow of your choice. Let’s cook!

Garden Egg Sauce

Garden egg sauce is a very healthy sauce you can accompany with your boiled yam, fried plantain, boiled unripe plantain etc. It is very easy to whip up and a real winner on weekends. Let’s cook!

Gbegiri Soup (Abula)

Gbegiri soup is a delicacy popular among Yorubas. This soup is best enjoyed with ewedu, beef stew, and amala. It is made with beans as the major ingredient. If you are itching for a new dining experience or just want to go the traditional route, this meal is a great choice. Let’s cook!

Ojojo (Water Yam Fritters)

Ojojo (Water yam fritters) is a popular finger food especially in the western part of Nigeria. It is made from water yam and is also a great way to make use of left-over yam from your Ikokore. It is easy to prepare and takes less 45 minutes to make. Let’s cook!

jambalaya rice

Jambalaya Rice

Jambalaya Rice is a dish of Louisiana origin and of Spanish and French influence, consisting mainly of meat and vegetables mixed with rice. But trust Nigerians to hijack this recipe and make it ours. If you love Jollof Rice, then you will certainly enjoy jambalaya rice. It is one of those one-pot dishes that are […]

Asun (Spicy Smoked Goat Meat) Recipe

Asun is a popular feature at most Nigerian parties. It is simply spicy, smoked goat meat. Usually, it is made over an open grill/fire but you can also make it at home, in your oven and still get the great taste. Asun recipe is so easy, you’d wonder why you didn’t make it sooner.

Ikokore (Water Yam Porridge) Recipe

Ikokore (Water Yam Porridge) also known as Ifokore is a Nigerian dish from Ijebu, Ogun state made with Water Yam as opposed to the classic Yam Porridge made from White Yam. It is a one-pot meal that is savory and best enjoyed with a lot of protein.

Ewa Agoyin Recipe

Ewa Agoyin is a common street food in Nigeria. Even though it is not a classical Nigerian dish (it’s from Togo), it has been so readily adopted by Nigerians that no one cares where it’s from. Ewa Agoyin basically features mashed beans and spicy stew. It is usually enjoyed with either yam or bread.

Abacha (African Salad) Recipe

Abacha, also called “African Salad” originated from eastern Nigeria and made mainly with cassava, palm oil, and other assorted condiments. It is mostly eaten as a side dish and is very easy to make. Like most of our recipes, you can always get creative with our abacha recipe, making it to your personal taste. Let’s […]

Ayamase stew


Ayamase (Ofada stew) is a popular Nigerian food that is often eaten with Ofada rice. It consists majorly of peppers, palm oil, and locust beans. Ayamase stew is quite easy to make, and the recipe can be varied depending on your preference.

native jollof rice

Native Jollof Rice

Native Jollof Rice is a traditional Nigerian meal that is cooked with palm oil. Classic Nigerian Jollof is great but if you want to step things up a bit, then you should try out Native Jollof Rice. It is spicy and has that native look, aroma, and taste. This meal is really rich, with an […]

Chin Chin Recipe

Chin chin is a very common Nigerian snack that can be enjoyed at home or served as an appetizer at parties. It is very crunchy, sweet, easy to make and can be stored for a long time. You can also vary the recipe in terms of its flavor, sweetness, shape, crunchiness or texture. However, the […]

ofe owerri recipe

Ofe Owerri Recipe

“Ofe Owerri” is common soup eaten in the eastern part of Nigeria. The name was gotten from the words “Ofe” which means soup and “Owerri”, representing the place where the soup originated from. This soup is very delicious and probably has more meat than the soup itself, which makes it even better!

black soup recipe

Black Soup Recipe

Black soup (commonly called Omoebe) has its origin from Edo state, Nigeria. It is acclaimed for its medicinal capabilities. Its name was gotten from the grinding of the vegetables which causes the vegetables to darken. This is a very healthy recipe you should try out and it is quite easy to make. Let’s get cooking!

plantain moi moi

Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede)

Moi Moi is a Nigerian pudding meal usually made using Beans. Plantain moi moi is a variation of this, except it is made with plantain. The good thing about this is that you don’t have to waste left over plantains as over-ripe plantains work well with this meal. It is delicious and quite easy to […]


Crispy Fried Chicken (KFC Style)

In Nigeria, Chicken is usually high on the list of foods served during festive seasons and every chicken lover enjoys the KFC style Chicken for its spicy crispiness. The good news is, you can make this crispy fried chicken by yourself and even better than those sold at eateries. And as our recipes are all […]


Nigerian Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma is originally a Lebanese food but like several other imported recipes, it has been adopted by Nigerians and has quickly become a major local food. Chicken Shawarma is made using Chicken filling but you can substitute this with beef, depending on your taste. Nigerian Shawarma is really spicy and delicious but don’t take our […]


Dodorishi Recipe

Nigerians love meat (especially assorted meats) and fried plantain. Having both in one savoury dish is what Dodorishi is all about. This dish is a burst of flavours, from sweet fried plantains to savoury meats, spicy stew and vegetables. Like all Nosak Famili Recipes, our Dodorishi recipe has been simplified and can be made flexible […]

Groundnut Soup Recipe

Groundnut Soup Recipe

Groundnut soup is another delicious Nigerian soup eaten by several Nigerian tribes like the Hausas (they call it Miyan Geda), the Esans in Edo state and some tribes in Delta state. This soup is slightly sweet as opposed to most Nigerian soups but it has a taste unlike any food you’ve ever eaten. Our Groundnut […]

Afang soup recipe

Afang Soup Recipe

Afang soup is a vegetable soup native to the Efiks of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states in Nigeria. It is however enjoyed by all Nigerians and is a common feature in several restaurants. Aside from being obviously delicious, it is also very healthy as it contains rich vegetables and other nutritious ingredients. Afang soup […]

homemade shortbread biscuits

Homemade Shortbread Biscuits

No one can resist the buttery, rich taste of shortbread biscuits. This biscuit is so delicious and yet surprisingly easy and cheap to make. You can enjoy it as a snack or as breakfast with your favourite beverage. We will be showing you this easy recipe for homemade Shortbread biscuits which will have you wondering […]

Nigerian Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice Recipe

One great thing about Rice is that you can make it into several varieties. Coconut Rice is a really delicious rice dish that is moderately easy to make. Its rich, creamy taste is sure to leave your taste buds craving more. Nigerian Coconut Rice is a nice twist to the usual rice varieties we are […]

Potato Frittata

Potato Frittata

Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to omelettes or scrambled eggs. It is easy to make and absolutely delicious. The best part is that it is very versatile so you can make it simple with just eggs and pepper and it will still be delicious. You can vary the filling to your taste. Potato Frittata […]

Nigerian Vegetable Chicken Sauce

Vegetable Chicken Sauce

Are you looking for a sauce that tastes absolutely sumptuous and is very healthy? Then this recipe is just what you need. Nigerian Vegetable chicken sauce is easy to make and smells just as great as it tastes. We have used a variety of vegetables here but you can add any other ones you want. […]

Yam and goat meat peppersoup

Yam and Goat Meat Pepper Soup

Yam and Pepper Soup is a tasty and spicy dish common among Nigerians. With Mothers’ Day just around the corner, this meal will be a great way to show your mother/wife some love. You can serve it as breakfast or brunch and we are sure she would appreciate and bless you for it. Our recipe […]


Nigerian Samosa Recipe

Raise your hand if you are a Nigerian and don’t like small chops. Exactly. Everyone loves small chops, especially Samosa, and it has become a regular feature at Nigerian parties. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the next party to gate crash just because you want some Samosa (don’t worry […]

Creamy Rice with Roasted Shrimp

It’s the season of love. Have you been thinking of healthy dinner ideas for your Valentine date?  We are here to ease your stress. Surprise your Valentine with this creamy rice with roasted shrimp recipe. It is a simple and light weeknight supper and delicious enough for entertaining especially on a date night. Risotto rice […]

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Baked Plantain and Spinach Wrap

If you are vegan or looking to cut your cholesterol levels, this recipe is for you. This wrap is a healthy and oil-free meal with low calories; perfect for people with specific dietary needs. The taste is unique because it combines the sweetness of ripe plantains with the spiciness of the spinach filling. It’s super […]

Coconut Candy

Coconut candy can also be called the Nigerian style Chancacas (Columbian coconut candy). It is one yummy goodness that brings back a lot of great childhood memories. It is made with shredded coconuts and granulated sugar. This recipe is easy to make and highly addictive due to the high sugar content. There are two ways […]

Spaghetti Stir Fry

This is one yummy meal that comes in handy when you are feeling lazy to cook or when you are extremely hungry. Spaghetti stir-fry makes a quick dinner or lunch box dish for both kids and adults. It is healthy, spicy, and filling at the same time. The whole preparation takes about 30 minutes so […]

Vanilla Honey Bean Milk

We are particularly thrilled about this recipe because of its uniqueness. This amazing recipe will make honey bean must-have on your market list! The name “Honey Bean Milk” (also called Ewa Oloyin in Yoruba) was derived from the ingredients used in the preparation. Honey beans are rich in protein but low in calories. There is a whole […]

Purple Cabbage Fried Rice

Tired of eating the regular fried rice? It’s time to surprise your taste buds this festive season. We have shared several rice recipes, but this one stands out from the rest. The purple cabbage chicken fried rice contains all natural ingredients that supply nutrients to both children and adults. It takes less than 30 minutes […]


Couscous!!! We are super excited to bring this recipe to you today for two reasons, first of all, it’s very different from the other recipes we’ve put up on the blog, secondly, it’s a healthy recipe and you know at Nosak Famili, we are particular about your health.  This recipe literally takes 10mins from start […]

Cat Fish Pepper Soup

Nigerian Catfish Pepper Soup (popularly known as Point & Kill) is that Nigerian pepper soup that is usually eaten in exclusive Nigerian bars and restaurants.   Even if you can get Nigerian Pepper Soup in any road side restaurant, you’ll need to dig deep to find restaurants where you can have the correct Point & […]


Yamarita appeared on the Nigerian food scene a few years ago. The idea behind this yam recipe is to keep the yam soft and nice even when it’s no longer hot, because, yam has a way of getting hard when it’s cold. The idea of coating the yam before frying is to keep it from […]


INGREDIENTS   2 large eggs 2⁄3 cup Nosak Famili Vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla 3⁄4 cup white sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt   DIRECTIONS Beat together eggs. Add vegetable oil, vanilla and sugar. Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoon approx 3″ apart […]

Yam Pottage Mash

Nigerian yam can be made in a variety of ways for the kids, as well as babies too. This particular meal is very nutritious for kids as It is made with carrot and bell pepper instead of palm oil. This delicious meal can be adapted to suit babies from 8 months upwards by mashing it […]

Cinnamon Waffles

If you are a waffle lover, we bet you’ll fall instantly in love with our cinnamon waffles. We developed this recipe because we wanted something that could go with or without syrup.  Most waffles need the sweetness of syrup to make them special. However, our cinnamon waffles are yummy just as they are. Whipped cream […]

Beans and Plantain Pottage

We really like the taste of porridge beans especially when it is made with ripe plantain. Apart from the taste, the nutritional value of the meal cannot be overemphasized. Beans pack a lot of fiber. Fiber helps your body feel full, so you don’t need to eat as much throughout the day. While current dietary […]

Coconut Yam Porridge

Don’t fret! Coconut Yam Porridge (Pottage) is simply a coconut milk infused Yam Pottage recipe. This recipe is very and easy and straightforward. To achieve a more potent Coconut taste/flavor, you’ll need to use Vegetable oil instead of Palm oil as the taste and aroma of Palm oil can be quite overpowering and may overpower the coconut […]

Okpa Recipe

Hot Okpa! Hot Okpa!! Hot Okpa!!! If you’ve travelled to Enugu State by road, these shouts from Okpa sellers will be familiar. 9th Mile Corner in Ngwo near Enugu is well known for the special Okpa that you can trade your valued possession for (well, not you valued possession but good cash). The Okpa is […]

Plantain Porridge

Plantains can be prepared in a variety of ways but today, we’ll be giving unripe plantain some love. Eating unripe plantain meals have many health benefits. Eating unripe plantain regularly can help reduce health issues connected with obesity as it contains high amounts of a type of insoluble fibre called pectin. Plantains contain high levels […]

Peppered Puff-Puff

Puff-Puff  is a very popular West African street food that’s quick and easy to make with different variations. Most West African countries are familiar with Puff- Puff. It is known by different names depending on the country. Ghanaians call it Bofrot (togbei), Cameroonians and Nigerians call it Puff-Puff (Puff) or beignet in French. Ingredients for […]

Ofada Rice

Ofada Rice and stew is a Nigerian native meal popular among the Yorubas. However, in recent times, everyone, especially those in Lagos and environs, has taken to eating his delicacy.  Ofada rice is a locally produced type of rice which comes with a unique aroma and flavor.   INGREDIENTS 4 Cooking Spoons of Nosak Famili  […]

Seafood Okro Soup Recipe

Seafood okro soup, otherwise known as Fisherman’s Okra soup is a delicious mix of a variety of seafood and okro. The best thing about this kind of okra soup is the versatility; you can basically use any seafood of your choice.   Want to learn how to make this soup? Grab your apron and let’s […]

Nosak Famili Ewedu Soup

Ewedu soup will always remain one of Nigeria’s most popular soups. Even though it is indigenous to the Yorubas, it has become a favourite to all. It’s a mucilaginous and very slimy draw soup made from jute leaves, also known as ayoyo or saluyot leaves. In the average Yoruba home, ewedu isn’t served alone. It’s […]

Nosak Famili Banga Soup Recipe

…and its Friday! Ever heard people from Delta state go on about Banga soup and wondered if it really is all that it’s been made out to be? Well we can categorically tell you that it is indeed all that and some more and today, we’re offering you a chance to savour the richness of […]

Kiddies Okra Soup

Okra Soup is one of the quickest and easiest Nigerian soups to prepare. Some argue that a lot of work goes to the cutting of the two vegetables. True, but once the vegetables are ready; it cooks in no time at all. Okra soup is great for kids not only because it is very rich […]

White Coconut Rice

For the past few months, there has been a war about how best to prepare Nigerian Coconut Rice with team White Coconut Rice always fighting with team Jollof Coconut Rice. Honestly, there’s absolutely no need to fight as both meals are delicious. It’s all about your personal preference.   Ingredients for White Coconut Rice The […]


Ofe Akwu is a delicacy from Eastern Nigeria. It is usually prepared with fresh palm fruits or tinned/canned palm fruit concentrate. Today, we will give details of how to prepare delicious Ofe Akwu with tinned palm fruit concentrate (tinned banga). Using tinned banga for Ofe Akwu saves you lots of time and energy you would […]


Yam porridge is a staple food in Nigeria but the version which is quite popular in the western part of Nigeria is known as Asaro. The preparation of Asaro is quite simple, so if you are ready to learn, let’s get cooking. INGREDIENTS Yam Nosak Famili Palm Oil 1 smoked fish (titus/mackerel) or Dry fish 1 […]

Ofe Nsala

Nsala soup or White Soup as it is popularly called is a tasty, fast and easy to prepare soup. It has its origins in the riverine areas of Nigeria. Nsala Soup is also perfect for a cold rainy day due to its spicy taste. Because it is so easy to prepare, you can count on […]

Famili Efo Riro Recipe

Efo Riro a native delicacy of Western Nigeria. It is a rich vegetable soup that if prepared properly can give you the heart of the king. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but we hope you got the message. Efo Riro is is a Yoruba version of Efik/Ibibio’s Edikang Ikong. Ingredients for Efo Riro Assorted meat […]

Nigerian Jollof Rice

Jollof rice, oh jollof rice- the beloved of all.  The most frequently served food that never seems to go out of date. Jollof Rice is perhaps the most consumed food in Nigeria. There are no tribal or status discrimination when it comes to jollof rice. The most amazing thing is that jollof rice did not […]

Ofe Ugba

Ofe Ugba is a soup from the native Imo and Abia states of Nigeria. Don’t think it’s rocket science to prepare Ofe Ugba, it is simply Okra Soup cooked with shredded oil beans. You can call it Ofe Ukpaka or Shredded Oil Bean Soup. Ingredients 20 okra fingers 1 cup of Ugba (milk cup is […]


Akara, also known as Bean Cakes or Bean Balls is a Nigerian delicacy recipe made with de-hulled (peeled) brown or black-eyed beans. Although Akara is popular as a breakfast meal, it can be consumed at any time during the day. There are several ways to make this dish but the Nigerian Akara is usually made […]

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