How to Prepare Pumpkin Soup (Miyan Taushe | Miyan 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 Miyan 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 is be prepared using palm oil and vegetable oil, a combination of both gives the soup a great color. 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.


  • 500g of Pumpkin
  • 1 cup of groundnuts
  • 1 kg of beef
  • 18 pieces of fresh tomatoes
  • 18 pieces of habanero pepper
  • 22 pieces of chili pepper
  • 1 ½ cup of Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of Palm oil
  • Spring Onion (optional)
  • 2 bunch of African Spinach (Aleyahu)
  • 2 medium onion bulb
  • 13 seasoning cubes
  • Salt

Below is a video you can also watch on how to prepare this soup:

Miyan Taushe Preparation

Peel the pumpkin and put in a bowl.

Cut the peeled pumpkin to small sizes.

Wash the pumpkin and pack in a pot, add a little water and set on heat to cook till soft.

Wash the tomatoes and pepper and put in a bowl.

Wash the groundnuts and add to the bowl with tomatoes.

Wash the onion bulb and slice it into the bowl.

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 and slice in some onions.

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.

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

Rinse the rubber and turn in the pot. Then mix well, cover the pot and allow to boil.

Now add the seasoning cubes and salt to taste to the boiling soup.

Add the vegetable and palm oil and mix.

Cover the pot and allow to cook very well.

Now add the washed spinach and spring onion.

Mix well and allow to cook for 20 minutes.

When the time is up, set down from heat and allow to cool down before serving with your prepared Masa/Waina or swallow of choice.

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

Do enjoy and don’t forget to share this recipe with family and friends.

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  1. Usman Lami Maimunat


    1. Dorcas

      Thank you

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