Nigeria: Menu of Typical Dishes

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A list of typical Nigeria dishes and foods. Use it to help you plan a Nigerian-style meal, party or festival.

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Typical Nigerian Dishes

Soups and Stews

  • Efo (Vegetable soup)
  • Obe Ata (Bell pepper soup)
  • Obe Eja Tutu (Fish and pepper stew)
  • Ogbono Soup (Stew thickened with ogbono nut)



  • Egusi (Stewed meat with ground melon seeds)
  • O Jo Jo (Fried meat and potato balls)
  • Suya (Grilled meat skewers)

Fish and Seafood

  • Ewa Dodo (Seafood with plantains and black-eyed peas)

Vegetables and Beans

  • Dodo (Fried plantains)
  • Ewedu (Simmered mallow greens)
  • Frejon (Pureed beans)
  • Fufu (Mashed yams)
  • Ila (Stewed okra)
  • Iru (Fermented locust beans)
  • Moin-moin (Steamed bean pudding)

Breads and Grains

  • Eba (Cassava flour puree)
  • Gari (Roasted cassava flour)

Sauces and Condiments

  • Iru (Fermented locust beans)


  • Zobo (Hibiscus beverage)


  • Puff Puffs (Fried dough)