Ewedu is green leafy vegetable that is paired with stew for swallow. Other names for Ewedu include Jute leaves and Molokhai. It is mostly popular with Abula and also as soup for weaning babies. Remember that green soup that is a component of abula? that's right..that is the beloved Ewedusoup . Few days ago I was having a group chat with my friends and two of them said they never get ewedu cooking right. I described to them how to cook it without stress. So the next day I decided to take pictures and post the steps on the blog.
For my recipe, no need for Ijabe nor kaun. Blender does much better than Ijabe in that you don't get to have broom break off in your ewedu plus you save yourself all that arm work. I follow these easy steps below and I get green good ewedu that draws. If you have been having trouble getting it right or you are one of those forced to settle to using okro to make ewedu draw (Yes some people actually do that) stop that today and follow the easy steps below. I mean what if you have to cook ewedu for someone that doesn't eat okro? Yeah right! So guys let's cook :
How to cook Ewedu
Follow my recipe to cook ewedusoup that draws (viscous), yummy and easy to prepare.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 2 minutes
Total time: 12 minutes
3 Cups Jute leaves
2 Tablespoons Locust beans (Iru)
1 Stock cube
1) Pick the Jute leaves from the stalk and wash with warm water to get rid of dirt.
2) Put in a blender and blend with little water
If you blend with too much water, Ewedu will be watery and won't draw well
3) Pour the blended ewedu in a pot.
4) Add locust beans, stock cubes and salt. Put on heat and cook for 2 minutes.
Do not overcook and remember to take it off heat because it keeps cooking with retained heat for atleast another 2 minutes. depending on quantity
5) Take off heat and that's it ready.
Green, slimy, delicious Ewedusoup.
Ewedu and Amala are match made in foodie heaven thereby I served it with Amala below. Bliss 🙂
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Ewedu (How to Cook Ewedu Soup that draws)
- 3 Cups Ewedu (jute leaves)
- 2 tbspn Locust beans
- 1 Stock Cube
- Pick the Jute leaves from the stalk and wash with warm water to get rid of dirt.
- Pour in blender and blend with little water
- Pour blended Ewedu in a pot, add locust beans, stock cubes and salt. Put on heat and cook for 2 minutes before taking off heat
That's it guys. Try this method and don't forget to comment on the blog with feedback. Also follow K's Cuisine on instagram @kscuisine
To appreciate how the Ewedu turned out, watch this video on my instagram page HERE
This was really helpful. Struggled with preparing ewedu for many years and decided to order. Just when I went thru this recipe, I prepared it at once and I loved it. Thank you
In America, what is the name of ewedu leaf to find at the American market?
K's Cuisine says
Jute leaves or molokhia
Nneka Umeh says
Thanks Kemi????....pls the stew for Ewedu, is it any stew or do they have special way of preparing it?
Also....pls can you help me with your recipe for "Asun"(hope I got the spelling).
I want to try ou dishes that I have not eaten or prepared before now.
Preparing the Alapa this weekend(though I will use foil or plate). Have not really gotten my hands to wrap with leaves.
K's Cuisine says
You're welcome Nneka. You can use various stews for Ewedu. Just check the stew category on my blog for buka stew, fish stew, beef stew and many more. I will put up Asun recipe soon. Thanks for comment and don't forget to feedback when you've tried the Alapa.