KFB Foodie Talk: How to make miyan zogale

For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column – handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature – is basically for ladies and ‘guys’ that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).

a small farm of my own has helped in several rewarding ways. i love the
fact that i get to grow most of my food and this has helped me
appreciate farmers even more.  

 One of the plants i grow on the farm is moringa. After learning about the health benefits which i documented here, i decided to grow my very own moringa tree. 
 Apart from the leaves being used in preparing the popular zogale tea for
weightloss, it is also used to make salads and soups. One of the soups
it’s used for is miyan zogale, a tasty Nigerian soup which originates
from the Northern part of the country. 
 It’s a groundnut based soup
prepared with moringa leaves locally known as Zogale in Hausa language,
gyada “roasted groundnuts”, peppers, tomatoes and a host of other

How to make miyan zogale
• Prep time:
15 minutes
• Cook time: Over an hour
• Region:      Northern Nigeria
• Misc:          Serve hot

• ½ kg Meat
• 1 medium size dried fish
• 2 Large bunch Zogale “Moringa leaves”
• 3 Large size fresh tomatoes
• 3 medium size fresh pepper 
• 1 medium size Onion 
• 1 tbsp. Yaji 
• ½ cup Gyada “Groundnut” (Raw Shelled) 
• 1 tsp. Kaun “potash” 
• 1½ litres Water 
• ½ flat Dawadawa 
• 2 cooking spoon palm Oil 
• 3 seasoning cubes 
• Salt to taste 

Step 1: Pick
and wash the Zogale leaves, drain off any excess water and place the
leaves in a pot with ½ litre of water and Kaun. Boil for about 5-8
minutes and drain off the water and set aside. 

p.s: I
sincerely don’t know the reason why zogale is boiled with Kaun because
left to me i’d rather rinse the leaves with salt water to retain the
wonderful nutrients and skip the kaun due to the adverse effects.

Step 2: Cut up the tomatoes and onion into small pieces but grind the pepper – set aside

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Step 3: Roast
the groundnut slightly for about 5 minutes using an empty frying pan
without oil. Fry for about 10 minutes while stirring constantly. Allow
to cool then peel off the skin and grind in a blender to a smooth paste –
set aside

Step 4: Wash the meat thoroughly, Place in a
pot season with a tablespoon of salt and add some slices of onions.
Steam for 10 minutes till the meat gives off it’s juice. Add 2 cups of
water, Leave to cook for at least 15 minutes or until it is tender. Wash
and de-bone the fish, add into the stock and cook for 5 minutes before
turning off the burner.

Step 5: In an empty pot, heat up
the palmoil for about 2 minutes, add the chopped tomatoes, onions and
the ground pepper, stir-fry for 10 minutes. Add the groundnut paste into
the pot.

the blender cup with a little water and pour into the pot. Add the meat
with the stock, ground dawadawa, crushed seasoning and yaji, stir and
allow to boil for about 15minutes. Add the Zogale leaves and leave to
simmer for 3 mins before turning off the burner. Serve with Tuwo shinkafa, tuwo masara, Burabisko or any form of “swallow“.


Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of Kemi Filani News. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday! Email: [email protected]


  1. Warisdis? Tueh! I love food but this doesn't look good abeg. I'm a huge fan, Dobby. And if even you can't make this look good, then what are we talking about here.

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