Groundnut Soup : How To Prepare Groundnut Soup

Hello, welcome back to Dee’s Mealz.

Today, we will be learning how to make another recipe, which is Groundnut soup which is also known as peanut soup which is mostly cooked in Northern and Southern part of Nigeria.

Groundnut soup is made from dried groundnut and can be prepared to be eaten with Tuwon Shinkafa, Akpu, Pounded Yam, Eba and so on.

The preparation of this soup is similar to making Egusi Soup.

It is very tasty, easy to make and very nutritious. It is a bit sweet and can take time to get used to for first timers.

To reduce the sweetness, you can add white zobo sepals(zoborodo) or the star shaped kenaf leaf (yakuwa) to the soup.


Let’s start cooking.


  • 3 cups of grounded Groundnut
  • 0.7kg of chicken
  • 9 pieces of Pepper
  • 3 stalks of spring onion
  • 1 tbsp of crayfish
  • 1/4 tsp of oziza seed
  • Palm Oil
  • 2 bunch of African Spinach(Aleyahu)
  • 1 handful of white zobo sepals
  • 6 seasoning cubes
  • Salt

Full preparation video is below for practical lovers like me.


Add water to an empty pot, turn in the white zobo sepals and set on heat to boil for 10 minutes before washing.

Wash and pound the pepper, add the crayfish and oziza seed when pounding.

Grounded pepper, crayfish and oziza seed

Thoroughly wash the pieces of meat and put  in a pot, add water to the level of the meat.

Add salt to taste, 1 seasoning cube and set on heat to cook till soft.

Wash, pick and nicely chop the African spinach. When done, add salt, water and allow to settle for 5 minutes before washing.

Wash and nicely chop the spring onion into a bowl.

When the meat is cooked, pack the meat and turn the stock into a deep plate or bowl.

Set an empty pot on heat and add palm oil.

Add the pounded pepper, crayfish and oziza seed. Mix well and allow to fry for 5 minutes.

After the 5 minutes, add the cooked meat and stock into the pot. Add a liter of water to the pot of soup and mix.

Add salt to taste and the seasoning cube.

Add the washed white zobo sepals and mix. Cover the pot and allow to boil for 15 minutes.

Added washed zobo sepals

After the 15 minutes, turn the grounded groundnut and mix.

Now add the chopped spring onion, mix well and allow to cook for 15 minutes.

Added chopped spring onion

After 15 minutes, add the washed vegetable and mix well.

Added chopped african spinach

Allow to cook for 5 more minutes. Then off the heat and serve with swallow of choice.

Served groundnut soup

Do enjoy….

More Nigerian food recipes coming.

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