HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN ORA (OHA) SOUP FOR HAPPY HOME
HOW TO COOK NIGERIAN ORA (OHA) SOUP FOR HAPPY HOME
How to cook Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup for happy home is another dossier from Respect The Woman Initiatives for women challenged with such cooking knowledge.
We hope to answer the following question too on the topic how to prepare Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup for happy home:
- What is the English name of Oha Leaf?
- What is the health Benefit of Oha Leaf?
- What is Oha Leaf?
These Basic outlines will be followed on the topic how to prepare Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup for happy home.
- What is Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup?
- What is the Domestic and Cultural Value Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup?
- What are the basic Ingredients on How to prepare Bitter Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup?
- The health analysis of these ingredients used in Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup?
- How to cook Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup with the above ingredients?
WHAT IS ORA (OHA) SOUP
Ora soup aka Oha Soup or Ofe Ora is a soup Nigeria in general and Igbo tribe in particular is known for.
It is termed Ora Soup because of the Ora Leaf vegetable used in preparing it.
Ora (Oha) Leaves
Ora leaf may not have a known English name but we know that it is gotten from a three known as the Evergreen Tree and its botanical name is Pterocarpus Mildraedii
It is equally called Ofe Ede (Cocoyam Soup) simply because it is cooked with Cocoyam (Ede).
The newly grown Ora (Oha) Leaf is harvested and for used for the cooking of the soup.
This part is preferred because it is fresh, sweet, pot friendly and does not give the Ora (Oha) Soup a bitter taste.
Ora (Oha) Soup with a Bitter taste has lost its relevance.
WHAT IS THE DOMESTIC AND CULTURAL VALUE
Just like our response on what is the domestic and cultural value of these two topics: –
Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup is not the Chief Soup in the Igbo Land or events.
RTWI doubts if it is in other parts of Nigeria but many add it to make variety the spice of the event.
Domestically no family can ignore it. Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup is a worth having in a home always.
WHAT ARE THE BASIC INGREDIENTS ON HOW TO PREPARE BITTER LEAF SOUP (ONUGBU SOUP) FOR HAPPY HOME
- Meat (Preferably Cow Intestines, Meats from Cow Head and Cow tail)
- Fish (A combination of Dried Fish and Stock fish will do)
- Ogiri Igbo (Name not known for now in English Language)
- Ora Leaf also known as Oha Leaf in Igbo Language
- Cocoyam also known as Ede in Igbo language.
- Red Palm Oil
- Condiments and Spices.
Please note that we took our time not to recommend any quantity of ingredient to be used for now because that depends on two things:
- The quantity of the soup to be cooked
- The purpose for cooking the soup.
HEALTH ANALYSIS OF THE ABOVE INGREDIENTS
The above ingredients are good but caution should not be thrown away while applying the following:
- Salt: lack of Salt makes the food to be tasteless but excess salt is not good the health. It reduces the ability of the kidney to remove water which causes high Blood pressure.
- Salt: Lack of salt too causes Goiter.
- Spies and Condiment: Please caution should not be thrown to the wind when one is buying Spices and condiment. Check it well. Areas of concentration include the expiry date, the company’s reputation and general public recommendation from usage. Soon we will advise on condiment and spices to be use on each food.
- Medicinal Value of Ora Leaf (Oha Leaf): Medical record has it that Ora Leaf (Oha Leaf) is very medicinal especially in treating Diabetic patients.
- It contains necessary components that trigger the bone marrow to produce blood.
PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES ON HOW TO COOK ORA (OHA) SOUP
Please find below the process on how to cook Ora (Oha) Soup:
- First of all tell yourself what you want. This includes how large you want the quantity of the soup to be.
- Let’s handle how to prepare a pot of Ora (Oha) Soup a family of 3 will eat for a lunch
- Buy N400.00 Coco yam which will be 16 in number.
- Buy Ora Leaf of N500.00 which will be sizable enough. Evergreen tree farmers (Ora Leaf Farmer) can get from their farms.
- Cook the Coco yam just like yam is cooked. Remove the back and pond in a mortar till it is well pounded.
- Cook and sauce the meats and the fishes in a separate.
- A clean pot is placed on the burner. About 5 cups of water will be put in the pot.
- Add 3 – 4 spoons full of Red Palm Oil in water and allow to boil so that the oil will mix with the water.
- Add the grinded stuffs and allow it sometimes like 5mins on the burner.
- Add the coco yam, wait for a while and pour in the meats, the fishes and the sauced water gotten from cooking the soup and the fish.
- Stir for a while and taste it before putting further salts and condiments. This is because these things were used when getting the fish and the meats sauced. A careless addition might make the soup to be salty.
- Put the Ora (Oha) leaf and the Ogiri Igbo.
- Stir the Soup for 5mins and bring it down from the fire.
- You have just served Ora (Oha) Soup real hot
Ora (Oha) Soup Served Real hot
Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup can also be cooked with palm fruit. That will be on how to cook bitter leaf soup with palm fruit.
RTWI hopes that you are now educated by the topic how to cook Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup.
The topic how to cook Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup for a happy home may not be like some Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup topics you are used to which includes: How to cook Oha Soup with Uziza and Achi; How to make Oha and Uziza Soup but it is unique.
Why not go back and correct the trouble in your home with a great cook. Satisfy everybody with this great knowledge of yours and return love to your home.
RTWI’s WELCOME NOTE – WE ARE RESPECT THE WOMAN INITIATIVES (NGO) speaks a volume on why we are concerned with this topic How to cook Nigerian Ora (Oha) soup for happy family
RTWI’S EXPECTATION OF WOMEN AFTER THIS TOPIC
- Be a learning guide to other women.
- Don’t mock a fellow woman
- Be a councilor to families with cooking problem.