7 Popular Swallows That goes with Nigerian Soups

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A favorite traditional food in Nigeria is Swallow. It is so described because rather than chewing it, you must swallow. Therefore , Swallow is a Nigerian food eaten with different varieties of soup. To seriously enjoy swallow, you should use the hands to eat it. 😋😋

Jumia Food, Nigeria’s Number 1 food ordering platform, highlight 7 popular swallows eaten by Nigerians.


Garri which can be used to create Eba is manufactured out of grated cassava. Eba is rich in carbs and it comes in two colours-yellow and white. As the yellow one is popular amonst the Igbos, the white one is eaten by every one even though it is indigenous to the Yorubas. It can be eaten with any soup of your choice.

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Egusi Soup with Eba


Àmàla is made from yam or cassava flour. Yams are peeled, sliced, cleaned, dried and then blended into a flour, also called elubo. This elubo is used to produce Amala. It healthy since it contains fewer carbohydrates and more proteins.

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Amala and Ewedu Soup

Pounded yam

Pounded yam also know as Iyan is made by boiling several yams and pounding it. This has discouraged many Nigerians from preparing the cuisine. Luckily, there is certainly now a machine for pounding yam.

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Pounded yam and egusi soup

Akpu (fufu)

Fufu is quite rich in carbohydrate. It has very low cholesterol content which is made from cassava.

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Akpu (fufu) and Bitter leaf soup

Tuwo Shinkafa

It mostly eaten in Northern Nigeria and made from rice flour and often served with Miyan Kuka soup.

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Gbegiri soup and Tuwo Shinkafa


As the name implies, Wheat is made from wholegrain wheat. It really is proteinous and rich in fibres.

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Wheat Ogbono Soup and Bitter Leaf


If you don’t want to get Eba, then your best alternative is Semolina. Semolina is produced by milling semolina grains into powder and this powder or flour is used to make the Semolina which is eaten with the various Nigerian soups.

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Okro soup with Carrot Semolina

So, which of them do you prefer with soups?

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