How To Make Miyan Busasshe Karkashi (Dry Sesame Leaf Soup)

Served Karkashi Soup

A while ago, I talked about how to make miyan danyen karkashi (fresh sesame leaf soup). Today, you will be learning how to make miyan busasshe karkashi (dry sesame leaf soup).

Dried Karkashi Leaves
Dried Karkashi Leaves

Karkashi soup does not take time to prepare and also does not need any form of oil added to it. It’s tasty and very nutritious. If you want to add meat or fish, you can. But it can also be cooked without it.

The steps of making this soup is similar to that of the miyan danyen karkashi. The only difference here is, for the dry one, when the water starts to boil, you turn off the heat and stir.

I’m sure by now you guys are eager to learn how to make this soup, so, let’s begin cooking…


  • 4 tablespoons of karkashi powder
  • 5 pieces of pepper
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of crushed Crayfish
  • 1 teaspoon of locust beans
  • ½ teaspoon of potash
  • 3 seasoning cubes
  • Salt (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of powdered ginger

Below is a video you can watch on the preparation of miyan busasshe karkashi.


Wash and grate the pepper and set in a pot.

Add 500ml of water to the pot and set on heat.

Add the locust beans, crayfish, potash, seasoning cubes and ginger. Cover the pot slightly and allow to boil.

Pepper, Potash, Crayfish, Locust Beans, Ginger and the Powdered Karkashi
Pepper, Potash, Crayfish, Locust Beans, Ginger and the Powdered Karkashi

When the water begins to boil, off the heat and using your soup stirrer, stir in circles as you add in the powdered karkashi. Stir without stopping to avoid forming small lumps.

Stirred Karkashi Soup
Stirred Karkashi Soup

When you are done stirring, taste to know if there is need for salt before serving.

Tuwo and Miyan Karkashi
Tuwo and Miyan Karkashi


I have a cousin who doesn’t eat any form of draw soup, so, I decided to ask him why. He told me the reason he doesn’t eat it is because its slimy and it irritates him. It doesn’t really make that much sense to me but in the end, it’s his choice and I respect that.

Seasons change and because of this, the fresh leaves are not always available. As a result of this, the leaves get dried to enable making the dry leaves soup when the fresh leaves are not available.

To get the dry karkashi you can use when season changes, buy the fresh leaves from the market, pick the fresh leaves from the stalk set into a tray. Spread and allow to dry away from the sun. When fully dried, using a mortar and pistil, pound till it turns to powder form. Using a sieve, sieve to separate the chaff from the smooth powder and you can use the powder to prepare your soup at any time.

You see, it quite fast and easy. Do enjoy and expect more from Dee’s Mealz.

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