Amala: A Tale of Morsel, Soups and African Magic.


Amala is a popular African dish that originated from the Oyo clan in Southwestern Nigeria, and is best accompanied by Ewedu and Gbegiri soup.

Amala & co

Amala is just one of the three elders that make the renowned Abula meal, the god it is. The magic in the trio blooms when they manifest together.

This face of African magic is here to stay and stay it will. So, the ancient Oyos found it helping mates. In the company of Ewedu and Gbegiri soups – Amala becomes a living thing! It becomes Abula.

Amala – slandered not battered.

Show me a list of the most slandered Nigerian foods and I’ll spot this magic somewhere at the top of that list. But it’s okay. Really, it is.

I mean if you can talk down on Egbo and Ewa Goin, how much more this African magic – Amala?

It is divine, magical and everything in between. So, it is really heartbreaking when you slander it.  I mean, who in their creative mind, opts for Semo or Eba in the presence of Amala ? Who does that? A couple of you, yeah.

See The Magic In Pictures.

Amala + Ewedu and Gbegiri + Goatmeat - Chopnownow
Ewedu Elegusi - Yoruba Soup

Learn How To Make Magic!


  • Sieve the yam flour
  • Boil water.
  • Add the flour to the boiling water.
  • Turn in the flour until it blends into a paste.
  • Add flour to thicken the paste into a morsel’s texture.
  • Remove from heat and stir properly. (The signature stirring is done using your stirring stick to blend the thick paste with your side of the pot)
  • Stir to smooth.
  • Add enough water to soften and cook.
  • Put on heat and leave to boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir.
  • Serve.


  • Pick the ewedu leaves.
  • Rinse properly.
  • Cook with baking soda.
  • Blend
  • Add locust beans and seasonings.
  • Put on heat.
  • Serve.


  • Peel the beans.
  • Cook to pulp.
  • Blend.
  • Sieve.
  • Add pepper, palm oil and seasonings.
  • Put on heat.
  • Serve.

What Nigerians Youths Are Saying About Amala.

Popular Spots in Nigeria.

Amala is a tourist attraction. Lol. So, if you haven’t experienced this magic as an African, I just made it easy. Here are the most talked about delectation Spots in Nigeria today.

Authored by Jimoh Asiat Ayobami

Jimoh Asiat Ayobamialso known as Bámi is a creative writer and storyteller. She freelances as a copywriter and tutor.
She currently serves as Chief Content Writer with Thrillz Nigeria, a communication brand in Nigeria.
Her short story, Grandpa’s Burial won her the second runner-up prize at the Panacea Short Story and Essay Contest 2020. Her works have featured in various publications including LightIn, Spaces.
 When Bámi isn’t stir-frying words, or giving sneak-peaks into her recipe, in the name of tutorials, she’s consuming nature in all its beautiful forms or relishing art, usually in the company of something sweet.


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