Nigerian Dishes

7 Nigerian Dishes You Have To Try

There is wonderful culinary scene in the country and Nigerian dishes are right up there with the best in the world. You might not be familiar with some of them, but isn’t the the fun part about discovering new cuisines to cook? Your best bet is to get stuck in and learn from the best!

You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.

Grab some friends and family and accept the challenge of cooking some of these tasty Nigerian dishes. You won’t regret it…

The Best Nigerian Dishes

1. Nigerian Meat Pie

Nigerian meat pie is not the same as what Latin America call Empanadas or what the Caribbeans call beef patties. This meat pie is more subtle regarding its flavour compared to the latter.

Recipe created by Maureen.

2. Ofada (Nigerian Bell Pepper Stew)

Ofada stew, also known as ayamase stew or designer stew, is a delectable Nigerian stew made with palm oil, iru, green, and red bell peppers. Serve with cauliflower rice for a delicious African keto lunch or dinner.

Recipe created by Tayo.

3. Nigerian Eggplant Stew

Nigerian eggplant stew is super tasty, easy to prepare and does not require a blender. You can boil the aubergine for a few minutes before adding to the stew; if you have an oven; and you have a bit more time, you can roast the chopped aubergine in the oven for around 30 mins instead for a more intense taste.

Recipe created by Abi.

4. Puff Puff

This Nigerian puff puff with pepper recipe will change your life! Puff puff are a popular Nigerian snack that’s similar to doughnuts. Made with yeast, nutmeg, flour, and pepper, they’re fun to make and eat!

Recipe created by Jen.

Nigerian Dishes

5. Peppered Snail

The spicy, chewy goodness of peppered snail consists of boiled snails sautéed in onions, peppers and spice. This spicy Nigerian snail dish is quite easy to prepare and is a guilty pleasure of a lot of Nigerian homes

Recipe created by Lois.

Nigerian Dishes

6. Nigerian Chicken Suya

A traditional Nigerian street food, Suya is meat on a stick. A spicy peanut seasoning is rubbed into the meat and served as a condiment after cooking over an open flame. This meat on a stick is portable and fun to eat.

Recipe created by Tina.

Nigerian Dishes

7. Suya (Nigerian Spiced Kebabs)

Suya is Nigerian street food, originating from the Hausa people in the north, but popular throughout the nation. The method isn’t out of the ordinary from your standard kebab.

Recipe created by Chrissy.

Nigerian Dishes

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