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.
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.
- Pick the ewedu leaves.
- Rinse properly.
- Cook with baking soda.
- Add locust beans and seasonings.
- Put on heat.
- Peel the beans.
- Cook to pulp.
- Add pepper, palm oil and seasonings.
- Put on heat.
What Nigerians Youths Are Saying About Amala.
There were two questions and sixteen answers for each. Here you go.— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
1. WHAT'S YOUR OPINION ON AMALA?
-A sweet delicious meal that I personally can't do without eating every passing day. @B_o_l_u_w_a_t_i_f_e
-Not my best meal, but we dey chop am Sha. @aro_tm #TheMuseAfrica
-I think it's great and I believe almost everyone knows about it. I love to see little children being fed this particular food and this reminds me that it was the first solid food (swallow) I ate while growing. Amala is great. @TitiOlatunde— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
-It's refined food. @ifexcollective
-😩. Ah! I hope this survey is about real Àmàlà. Because that's what's on my mind right now oo. Àmàlà! I actually think Amala is great. De facto, I think Amala is one of the coolest Yoruba dish to be created. (*crossed fingers. Please God, let it be Yoruba.) @ayenijonathana— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
2. KINDLY SHARE ONE AMALA EXPERIENCE.— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
-What made me fall in love with Amala was the day I visited a 'buka', and I ordered Amala as usual and the mixture of 'Gbegiri' and 'Ewedu' soup, garnished with all sort of 'orisirisi' spiced up the Amala…
-It was sometimes, someday during the one-week freshers orientation at school. My cousin brought it, well-packed. I had to join him. Yes, he brought my kind of Amala. I had to share it with him despite his sheer reluctance. I ate to my fill, mehn! @AboladeAbdulra4— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
-Amala was my official birthday food, this year. It's heaven! I can imagine that Amala is what the angels serve, up there in the golden city. Lol. @adeogo_o— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
-Nothing extraordinary. Grew up eating Amala… Had very few Amala adventures but, still nothing extraordinary. @dejiatanda
Usually, after lectures in school, I'd walk over to the school cafeteria and ask the woman to sell me the norms. The norms will be Amala and Gbegiri with two meats. On one occasion, I can remember, I told the woman to put the gbegiri in the same plate as my Amala(you should👇👇— THE MUSE AFRICA🏺🐓 (@themuseafrica_) December 19, 2020
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 Ayobami, also 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.