Are you looking for something different to cook this weekend? An arewa inspired classic, and very rich and nutritious? We have the answer.  Miyan Karkashi is a delicacy popular in the North east and North central states, it can be prepared dry as per the leaves are dried and grounded into powder and used to thicken the soup or prepared wet like the Ewedu Soup. It can be served with tuwon shinkafa, tuwon dawa or tuwon masara. Here’s what you need to make this finger licking good soup;


What you need:

– 6 medium pieces of Beef (cooked)
– 1 medium size Dried Fish
– 3 medium size Fresh Pepper(ground)
– 2 bunches Karkashi
– 2 cakes Dadawa
– A Pinch of Potash
– I cooking spoon Oil (optional)
– One medium size onion
– 1½ Iitres of Water
– 2 maggi cubes, and salt to taste

What do to:

Wash and season the beef with salt, steam for about 15 minutes.

Add the fish, ground pepper and onions, Boil for about 10 minutes.

Crush the karkashi as you pour into the pot and add the potash. Whisk lightly to create a fine consistency.

Add the ground dadawa, and cook for about 10 minutes. Add maggi cubes. Stir and add salt to taste.

Serve with tuwo of your choice.


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