Okpa (African dish)

Hehehe, our African delicacy okpa is here. The most cherished food in the Eastern part of Nigeria. Easy to cook, delicious, enjoyed as breakfast or dinner.

if you’re yet to get a taste this sweet meal, I’d say you should really give it a try, especially with chilled coke, I promise you would get a taste of heaven

Your family would love it and this delicacy is highly proteinous, perfect for your kids growth. The secret to a perfect okpa is oil, also this meal is prepared by many with different ingredients so feel free to add your preferred condiments.


4 cups of bambara seed flour(okpa)

10 tbsp of palm oil

2 tbsp of grounded crayfish(optional)

2 tbsp of blended fresh pepper

1 onion (optional)

Sliced uziza leaves/powdered


Salt to taste

Okpa wraps (banana or plantain leaves, nylon bag, small plastic or stainless plate) 


Firstly, sift the flour into a large mixing basin, then add the ground crayfish, salt, and onion, then mix.

Secondly, pour the oil into the mixture and work it in with your hands until the color is uniform and yellow.

Thirdly, bring water to a boil in a pot. It should be lukewarm rather than boiling hot.

Fourthly, while kneading, slowly pour the water into the mixture. The amount of water you use in making okpa is determined by how you want the finished product to look. The texture should not be too runny.

Now, stir in the blended pepper and sliced uziza leaves with a turning stick rather than your hands. Then set it aside.

After that, bring water to a boil in a pot. Make sure there’s enough water to completely submerge the wrapped or tied okpa.

Thoroughly wash the leaves or nylon.

Tie the okpa to your desired sizes and place them in a pot of boiling water. You can also add boiled egg into your tied okpa but its optional.

Finally, bring to a boil for at least an hour and serve immediately

Okpa is best served with a soft drink usually chilled Coke, Also with pap or tea

Make sure you try this out and leave us a comment

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