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  • 500g Okra, fresh
  • 1 onion, puréed
  • 1 cup fresh jumbo prawns
  • 1 cup fresh shrimps
  • 1 catfish, dried
  • 1 mackerel fish, dried
  • 2 large fresh fish of choice
  • 1 handful spinach, fresh
  • Small piece of limestone
  • Salt & seasoning to taste
  • 1 liter cold water
  • Pepper to taste, optional
  • Crayfish, optional

Plantain Amala:

  • 2 packets Sympli unripe plantain
  • Water for boiling


How to Prepare Spinach Okra Soup with Plantain Amala


Divide okra into 3 parts. Blend one part, chop one part and thinly slice one part. Mix all three parts and beat to activate slime.

Add 1 cup of water in a put, add limestone (kanwa) in water and boil until it melts completely.

Add puréed onions, dried fish, fresh fish, prawns, shrimps, and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes to harden fish so it does not break.

Now add okra, spinach, salt, and seasoning. If using crayfish and pepper add these as well. Cook for 5 more minutes.

Plantain Amala:

Add plantains into a pot and add enough water to cover the plantains. Cook plantains to extra soft and mashy.

Using a food processor to blend plantains into a soft and smooth consistency. If your plantains are too hard, add warm water. Alternatively,
you can use a mortar to pound plantain into fufu.