Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti

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Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti is a delicious dish that combines the flavors of traditional Italian spaghetti with the tangy goodness of Amasi, a fermented milk product similar to yogurt or buttermilk.

Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti

Here’s a simple and tasty recipe for you to try:

Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti

Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti

Avatar photoLaila Yetunde
Tasty Creamy Amasi Recipe with a Nigerian Twist.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine Nigerian


  • 400g spaghetti
  • 1 cup Amasi (fermented milk or cultured buttermilk)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized bell pepper (red or green)
  • finely chopped- 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • diced- 250g ground beef or minced meat (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish


  • Cook the spaghetti: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the cooked spaghetti and set aside.
    400g spaghetti
  • Prepare the sauce: In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for another minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
    2 cloves garlic, minced
  • If using ground beef or minced meat, add it to the skillet. Break it up with a spoon and cook until it's browned and fully cooked
    diced- 250g ground beef or minced meat (optional)
  • Add the diced tomatoes and chopped bell pepper to the skillet. Cook for a few minutes until the vegetables soften.
    finely chopped- 2 medium-sized tomatoes, 1 medium-sized bell pepper (red or green)
  • Pour in the Amasi (fermented milk or cultured buttermilk) and stir the sauce gently to combine all the ingredients.
    1 cup Amasi (fermented milk or cultured buttermilk)
  • Add the ground cumin, paprika, thyme, salt, and pepper to the sauce. Adjust the seasonings to your taste preference.
    1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, Salt and pepper to taste, 1 teaspoon thyme
  • Let the sauce simmer for about 5-7 minutes on low heat, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Combine the sauce with the cooked spaghetti. Toss everything together until the spaghetti is evenly coated with the Amasi sauce
  • Serve hot: Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or cilantro for added freshness and flavor.
    Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish


Enjoy your delicious Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti! This unique dish offers a delightful blend of cultures and tastes, making it a great addition to your culinary repertoire.
Keyword Nigerian Amasi Spaghetti
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