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.
- 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
Peel the pumpkin and cut into small sizes. Put 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. Also 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.
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.
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.
Allow to cook for 10 minutes more after seasoning before adding the washed spinach and spring onion.
Allow to cook for 7 minutes before turning off the heat and serving with your prepared Masa/Waina or swallow of choice.
Enjoy… more Nigerian food recipes on the way.