How I usually cook my own Ilaje Obe Marugbo (Ilaje Black Soup)
This is how I usually cook my Ilaje Black Soup as a person from Ondo.
First of all in Ondo State, we all like to eat this Black Soup because it has vitamin and it sweet with any kind of swallow such as:
Eba (Garri), Fufu (Casava), Semo and Weat to eat my Ilaje Black Soup.
The Ilaje Black Soup is very pepprish and it usually cooker with Fish like, Agbadagiri (Big Fish) to make it more sweet and delicious.
Steps in cooking Ilaje Black Soup below;
First go into the bush or your farm in the yard or compound.
To get the fresh Leaf which is Marugbo, a typical Leaf that looks like Bitter Leaf but not Bitter Leaf.
Take take your gas or stove and boil hot water.
Take your water out of fire and pour it inside a plate or rubber.
Take your Marugbo Leaf and pour it inside the hot water to wash away the germs and dirty form the Leaf for proper preparation.
Take your Marugbo Leaf and put it in a pocket or rubber that has cover.
Then put your Onions, Pepper inside the same bucket and take it to where you can grind all the ingredients together with the Marugbo Leaf.
Take your gas again or stove and light it.
This time is about cooking your Black Ilaje Soup.
Put your pan or not on the fire, then pour your grinded Black Leaf that is now liquid with the grinded ingredients into the hot pot or pan then allow it little time to boil.
This time you need to start adding your other ingredients such as Palm Oil, Maggie, Salt, and other ingredients.
Allow it little time to cook small, then get you fish which is your fresh fish.
Could be Konte, Panla, Dry Fish or Stock Fish.
Put your fish into the boiling soup and close it for a while to cook where and heat the fish.
Then check back after some minutes to come and taste your soup to know how it tasting after cooking it for a while.
Test your Soup to know if you have added too much Salt, Maggie or Palm Oil.
After when the soup is done and tasting food and delicious, remove the soup from the fire.
That’s is all on how to cook my Ilaje Black Soup.
In Ilaje, Ondo State it is called; Obe Marugbo (Ilaje Black Soup)
Let me explain how to cook what you can use to eat your Ilaje Black Soup below.
In this tutorial I’ll be teaching you how I used Pupuru (The Ilaje Cassava Flakes) to eat my Ilaje Black Soup.
Go to the market and get an already grinded and flowered powder of Pupuru as it is called in Ondo State Language.
Get your gas and light the fire.
Put a pan or pot on the fire.
Pour water into the pan or pot you put on fire.
Allow it 5 minutes for the water to boil hot.
Get you Cassava Powder of Pupuru and take little of the hot water to keep so you can add water to the pururu while making it if it too solid.
Pour you powdered Cassava into the hot water and then get you twisting stick to twist and make sure the poweder cassava is smooth and not tough.
When you’re doing cooking your cassava powder of Pupuru, take a bowl and use your packer or twisting stick to take your cassava powder into the bowl.
Watch you pot you used for cooking the cassava powder and set your table.
Food is ready.
Server your self and eat your Ilaje Black Soup with Ilaje Pupuru.
Enjoy your self and thanks for reading and learning this today