Spicy Abobi Stew With Okra Soup



Spicy Abobi Stew With Okra Soup

Spicy abobi tomato stew with okra soup which can be served with balls of banku
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course soup & stew
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 6 People


  • Chopping Board
  • Glass Mixing Bowl
  • Sauce Pan (2)
  • Wooden Spatula


For Abobi Stew;

  • 2 Cups Dried Anchovies Abobi
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic Minced
  • 1 Medium Onion Pureèd
  • 1 Medium Red Onion Diced
  • 10 Scotch Bonnet Pepper Pureèd
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt

For Okra;

  • 300 g Okra
  • 1 Tsp 1 of Ground African Locust Beans () Dawadawa


  • Pour water on the dry anchovies and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Wash and rinse the anchovies twice and set aside.
  • Heat coconut oil in a sauce pan, add garlic, stir, add pureèd onion and let simmer for a minute.
  • Add pureèd scotch bonnet pepper, stir, add tomato paste, stir and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add soaked anchovies, stir and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Adjust salt to your taste, then add chopped onions.
  • Stir and take off heat.
  • Bring 300ml of water to a boil, add salt, chopped okra, ground African locust beans and let cook for 7 minutes.
  • Spicy abobi stew and okra soup ready to serve.


Keyword Abobi, Okra, stew

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