How To Cook Dry Okra | Okro Soup (Miyan Busasshen Kubewa)

Served Dry Okra Soup

Hey guys, welcome back to Dee’s Mealz. I’m here today with another simple draw soup recipe that can be prepared and eaten with swallow of choice like Tuwon Dawa or Shinkafa, Pounded yam etc.

Our recipe of today is known as dry okra/okro soup which is locally known as Miyan Busasshen Kubewa in Hausa. I will be telling you how to prepare this soup from start to finish.

Okra powder can be bought in the local market for the preparation on the soup.

Not a lot of ingredients are used for the preparation of this soup but it sure give a great outcome. Aside the ingredients I will be using today, you can also add washed bitter leaves to the soup if you want the soup to be a bit bitter. The leaves should not be much sha to avoid making the soup too bitter.

If you will want to add bitter leaves to your soup, it is the last thing to add after mixing and stirring. You add the leaves and allow for 3-4 minutes before setting down from the heat.

You can prepare your soup with assorted meat of choice (beef, chicken, mutton etc.) and also sea food of choice either fresh or dried (prawns, mackerel, sardine etc.).

So, let’s begin cooking.


  • 3 tablespoons of dry okra powder
  • Meat (will be using mutton)
  • Palm oil
  • 6 pieces of fresh pepper
  • 1 small size onion bulb
  • 1 teaspoon of locust beans
  • 1 tablespoon of grounded or crushed crayfish
  • 4 seasoning cubes
  • Salt (if necessary)

Below is a video you can also watch on the step by step preparation of dry okra soup.



Wash the pieces of meat with water 2-3 times and put in a pot. Add water to the meat, 1 seasoning cube, slice in some onion and set on heat to cook till soft.


Wash, grate the pepper, onion and set aside.

When the meat is cooked, add the grated pepper and onion, 700ml of water, locust beans, the seasoning cubes, palm oil and a little bit of salt. Close the pot and allow to boil for 8 minutes.

Cooked Meat with grated pepper and onion
Cooked Meat with grated pepper and onion
Soup Mixture
Soup Mixture

When the time is up, add the crayfish then add the okra powder as you stir in circles using the soup stirrer. Stir well to avoid forming lumps in the soup.

Here is a tip: If stirring with the meat could be an obstacle of getting a smooth texture, pack the meat into a bowl before you begin stirring

Note: after adding all the okra powder, if the soup becomes too thick, you can add a little water.


After stirring, allow to cook for 5 minutes before offing the heat and serving with swallow of choice.

Enjoy and expect more Nigerian recipes from Dee’s Mealz


This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Grace

    Will the dry okro draw after cooking it like fresh okro??

    1. Dorcas

      If you get to buy the good one, then yes it will draw but not as the fresh okro will.

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