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How to make OFE NSALA / White soup


How to make OFE NSALA / White soup

OFE NSALA, also known as White soup, is a traditional Nigerian delicacy that originates from the eastern part of Nigeria. This soup has a unique taste that sets it apart from other soups in Nigeria. It is made with salt and pepper mixed with fish or meat stock.

OFE Nsala

  • 750g goat meat
  • Handful of stock fish flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon seasoning cube
  • 2 dried cat Fish (washed and deboned)
  • 100g Yam
  • Uyayak/prekese
  • Crayfish
  • Yellow pepper
  • Spices:
  • Ogiri Okpie
  • Uda pepper/grains of Selim
  • Ehuru
  • Oziza seeds
  • Extra beef seasoning and pinch of salt to adjust seasoning
  • Vegetable: basil. Use utazi if available


  • Add goat meat, stock fish, beef seasoning and salt to a wide pot. Add water, cover to cook.
  • Cook for about 25 minutes until meat is almost fully done.
  • While meat is cooking, Peel and cut yam into cubes.
  • Blend yellow pepper with Ogiri Okpie, Uda, Ehuru and Oziza seeds.
  • Check on the meat, add dried fish, yam and more water.
  • Add uyayak, cover to cook for about 10 minutes until yam is soft.
  • Remove the yam, pound or blend with water.
  • Remove the uyayak, add crayfish, blended pepper and spices.
  • Add the pounded yam.
  • Cover and allow to cook for about 8 minutes on low heat.
  • Open pot, stir, add the vegetable and cook for about 1 minute.
  • Enjoy with pounded yam, fufu or by itself.

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