Ebira Foods: in this post today i will be analyzing 10 Ebira Foods and Their Ingredients also i will be given short descriptions on each food/soup and if possible the nutrients they contained. All Ebira foods focused on local ingredients in promoting food richness.
What’s Ebira Foods?
Ebira Foods are foods eaten by the Ebira People of Nigeria (Anebira) popularly eaten in Kogi State in Okene to be precise. Some of the typical foods Ebira People own includes the Apapa (The Major Ebira food) Iya, Uka and Eba/Garri.
Native Ebira Soups consists of; Gorigo, Oyoyo, Epeza, ezunchi, Ireru and other herbal plants used as soup.
List of Ebira Foods and Their Ingredients.
- Iya (Pounded Yam)
- Apapa (Moi-Moi)
- Epete (Porridge Beans)
- Asharo (Porridge)
- Uka (Cassava/Yam Flour)
- Ọve (Moi-Moi from Water Yam)
- Epeza (Beans Soup)
- Gorigo (Beniseed)
- Ikiiza (Traditional Beans)
- Ipapara (Melon Soup)
- Ireru (Scent Leaf Soup)
- Oyoyo (Ebira Draw Soup)
1. Iya (Pounded Yam)
Iya is also known as “Pounded Yam” in English Language” is a native food of Anebira Gotten from Yam, and its most favorable dinner meal eaten in Nigeria. Even though, pounded yam (Iya) is considered as Ebira Food, some tribes in Nigeria like Yoruba People in Ekiti cherish this food more than any other tribe in the country.
Since farming is the major occupation of Ebira People, Iya is one of the best food we have existing some people will tell you they prefer Uka (Cassava flour) to Iya (Pounded Yam) but deep down they know Iya is still by far the best food to eat.
Soups you can use for Pounded Yam (Iya): Okra Soup (Epehu), Epeza, etc
Pounded yam doesn’t select soup, you just need to select the best soup of your taste
Iya Ingredients (Pounded Yam)
2. Apapa (Ebira Moi-Moi Made from Beans)
The thing is, as Anebiras are concern Apapa is the most popular Ebira Food throughout generation, Apapa is the food you can easily tag Ebira People with, go to institutions across the world where Ebira People celebrate their heritage, you will notice that the local delicacy to cook is Apapa.
I have written an article way back in 2016 on how to Cook/Prepare Apapa click here to check it out see ingredients below…
- Red Oil
- Crayfish (Optional) but Recommended
- Eggs (Optional)
- Nylon, Leaf or Cans
3. Garri/Eba (Gotten from Cassava
The man power itself, did i say Apapa is the most popular Ebira Food? Yes it’s but Garri is the most widely taken food all over Nigeria, Garri has saved me so many times. and the savings continues.
Meet Garri the food Nigerian students prefer to Pocket Money. Garri is gotten from Cassava and it undergoes processes similar to Cassava flour. the difference is that Cassava Flour is sundried while Garri is friend. we can get Eba from Garri or you can add water and drink.
- Groundnut and/or Goundnut Cake (Optional but Recommended)
- Sugar (Optional but Recommended)
- Milk (Optional but Recommended)
- Hot Water
4. Epete (Porridge Beans)
I know people will say i should just mention Eza (Beans) but Epete is the native name for beans in Ebira Language so i will stick to beans as Epete.
Beans is the third most widely consumed foods in Nigeria after Rice and Garri, Beans can be prepared locally as porridge or you can decide to spice it up by preparing it white and add stew or any other Soup of your choice.