Abula (soup)

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Àbùlà is a soup of Yoruba people from Western Nigeria.[1] It is typically eaten together with amala,[2] but can be eaten with other swallow foods. Abula is literally means a mixture of soups, but it is mostly associated to gbegiri (bean soup),[3] ewedu (draw vegetable soup) and ọbẹ̀ ata (stew).[4]

Abula is considered a delicacy because it is not a common meal. It takes considerable time and effort to make. Although the meal is majorly eaten among the Yorùbá people of western Nigeria, it is more common among the people of Ọ̀yọ́ and Ogbómòṣọ́[5]

Amala with abula soup


The following consists of a list of ingredients used in preparing abula:[6]


  • Beans
  • Water
  • Onions (optional)
  • Blended pepper (ata rodo, also known as Scotch bonnet) (optional)
  • Palm oil
  • Seasoning and salt
  • Potash


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Amala and Abula". Nigerian Tribune. 2018-02-10. Archived from the original on 2019-04-27.
  2. ^ Ige, Beatrice (2017-04-09). "Amala Food Recipe | How to Cook Amala - African Food Network". Retrieved 2023-05-27.
  3. ^ Tariemi, Oreoritse (2022-02-25). "How To Make Gbegiri". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 2023-05-27.
  4. ^ "Best Nigerian Recipes for this weekend - Abula". The Nation. 2017-10-20.
  5. ^ "Ogbomoso Ajilete group celebrates Amala, Gbegiri Day". Tribune Online. 2018-08-29. Retrieved 2022-02-26.
  6. ^ Olowe, Praise (20 October 2017). "Best Nigerian recipe for this weekend – Abula". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 10 June 2023.