Okra soup is a very popular and delicious stew that is loved by lots of people, in West Africa, especially when it is cooked well. Okra soup has a viscous texture which makes it an acquired taste.

okra soup

Okra Soup

Okro soup is a very popular and delicious stew that is loved by the majority of the people in West Africa
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Nigerian, Togolese


  • 1 onion small
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 hot peppers
  • 1 cup palm oil
  • cooked assorted meat, crab, shrimp and fish
  • 6 cup okra chopped
  • 6 cup meat stock or water
  • blended seasoning 1 Onions, 1 clove, 1 allspice whole, 1 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon ginger, 1 cube
  • 1 lahoin salted fish
  • baking soda a pinch


  • In a large pot on medium heat, add in palm oil. Add onion and the tomato. Add the blended seasoning, lahoin and cook for 2 mins
  • Add in meat stock and precooked meat. Stir. Taste and adjust for salt and maggi. Simmer covered for 4 minutes.
  • Stir in chopped okra, Pinch of baking soda and cook for 10 min mins. 
  • Add the hot pepper and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Serve with Akoumè


Keyword Okra Soup, Okro Soup