Pumpkin Soup: How to Prepare Pumpkin Soup (Miyan Taushe/Waina)

Miyan Taushe

Hello guys, it’s been a while. Compliments of the season.

Welcome back to Dee’s Mealz, today I will be telling you how to make miyan waina or miyan taushe from beginning to the end.

Miyan Waina or Taushe is the Hausa name for Pumpkin soup and is mostly prepared and eaten in the Northern part of Nigerian with Masa/Waina or Swallow of choice.

Miyan waina cannot be complete without the main ingredient, which is the pumpkin itself. To prepare the soup, you will need pumpkin, groundnuts, fresh tomatoes etc. we will get to all the ingredients soon.

The amount of African spinach to use depends on the quantity you want in the soup. I won’t be using much for todays soup.

Miyan waina can be prepared using palm oil or vegetable oil, they both give great results. You can also add assorted meat of your choice or even biscuit bones.

You can prepare your soup to be thick or watery… it all depends on how you like it.

So, let’s begin cooking.

Ingredients

  • 500g of Pumpkin
  • 1 cup of groundnuts
  • ½ kg of beef
  • 12 pieces of fresh tomatoes
  • 9 pieces of habanero pepper
  • 1 ½ cup of Vegetable oil
  • Spring Onion
  • 1 bunch of African Spinach
  • 1 medium onion bulb
  • 10 seasoning cubes
  • Salt
African Spinach, Spring Onion and Pumpkin

Preparation

Peel the pumpkin and cut into small sizes. Put in a pot, add a little water and set on heat to cook till soft.

Pieces of peeled pumpkin
Pieces of peeled pumpkin
Cooked Pieces Pumpkin
Cooked Pieces Pumpkin

Wash the tomatoes and pepper and put in a bowl.

Wash the groundnuts and add to the bowl with tomatoes. Also wash the onion bulb and slice it into the bowl.

Washed tomatoes, pepper, groundnut and sliced onion
Washed tomatoes, pepper, groundnut and sliced onion
Cooked Pumpkin mixed with tomatoes
Cooked Pumpkin mixed with tomatoes

Then add the cooked pumpkin into the bowl and grind or blend it.

Wash the pieces of meat and put in a pot. Add 1 seasoning cube, salt.

Pumpkin Soup: How to Prepare Pumpkin Soup (Miyan Taushe/Waina) 1
Pieces of Meat

Set on heat and allow to cook till it is soft.

Wash and chop the African spinach and spring onion. Wash and set in a basket to drain.

Chopped African spinach
Chopped African spinach
Soaked Vegetables
Soaked Vegetables
Washed and drained vegetables
Washed and drained vegetables

When the meat is soft, turn the grinded paste in the pot and mix with a spoon.

Cooked Pieces of Meat
Cooked Pieces of Meat
Grounded paste in pot of meat
Grounded paste in pot of meat

Add water to the paste and the vegetable oil and mix. Allow to cook for 15 minutes before adding your seasoning cube and salt to taste.

Added vegetable oil
Added vegetable oil

Allow to cook for 10 minutes more after seasoning before adding the washed spinach and spring onion.

Added chopped spring onion
Added chopped spring onion
Added Chopped Vegetables
Added Chopped Vegetables

Allow to cook for 7 minutes before turning off the heat and serving with your prepared Masa/Waina or swallow of choice.

Miyan Taushe is ready
Miyan Taushe is ready
Served Masa with Miyan Taushe
Served Masa with Miyan Taushe

Enjoy… more Nigerian food recipes on the way.


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