Nkwobi, a native Igbo delicacy that will drive away all your burdens and worries once eaten. From what I’ve observed, nkwobi is a top notch/elite food. It is served in important native gatherings and meetings. It is also interestingly used in our Nollywood movies as an appeaser for an upset person; this shows you how irresistible this meal is.
Fortunately, preparing this meal should not prove too difficult as a step by step recipe has been put together for you.
- Sizeable pieces of cow foot
- Palm oil
- 1 tbs of ground potash
- 1 tsp ground ehu seeds
- 2 medium onions
- 2 seasoning cubes
- 2 tbs of ground crayfish
- Habanero pepper
- Finely shredded utazi/spinach leaves
- In a small bowl, mix ground potash with some amount of water. Stir and sieve then leave to rest.
- Wash cut pieces of cow foot and put into a pot. Add in seasoning cube, chopped onion and small amount of water, then place on medium heat to cook until well done.
- Pour palm oil into another pot and add in the potash mixture. Gently stir as you add in the potash mixture. It begins to curdle and turn yellow.
- Stir until it becomes completely yellow in color.
- Pour in the ground crayfish, habanero pepper and ground ehu seeds. Mix together for proper incorporation.
- Add some salt into the well done cow foot meat and then stir properly. Place back on heat and allow to cook until the water completely dries up.
- Add the cow foot meat into the palm oil-potash paste that has been made and stir properly.
- Place the pot back on a heat source and stir the nkwobi as it cooks.
- The nkwobi is ready now!
- Onion rings and finely chopped utazi or spinach leaves (whichever is available).
- Can be served with any cold and chilled drinks of choice.