Miyar kuka

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Miyar kuka
Miyan kuka (left) with tuwo (right) and fried fish
TypeWest African cuisine
Place of originNiger, Northern Nigeria
Region or stateSahel
Main ingredientsBaobab leaves

Miyar Kuka or Miyan Kuka, also known as Luru soup, is a type of soup popular among West Africa’s Sahelian ethnic groups. The soup is made from powdered baobab leaves.[1][2][3] It is usually served with Tuwo or Fufu. A seasonal variant of this soup is made using fresh mashed baobab leaves. This variant is only available during the rainy season when fresh baobab leaves are available. [4][5]

Miyar Kuka is best served with Tuwon Shinkafa.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "KUKA SOUP". Online Nigeria. 19 February 2003. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Miyan Kuka, Luru Soup, Baobab leaf soup". The Pretend Chef. 2018-05-28. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  3. ^ "Miyan Kuka Recipe: How To Make Miyan Kuka | Luru Soup| Baobab leaves Soup - Jotscroll". www.jotscroll.com. 2020-04-29. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  4. ^ "Miyan Kuka (Baobab Leaf Soup)". Terry Adido. Grated Nutmeg. 18 June 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  5. ^ "NEWS". miczd.gov.gh. Retrieved 2020-06-06.
  6. ^ "Have You Tried The Legendary Kuka And Tuwo Soup?". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2019-03-10. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  7. ^ "10 Easy and Testy Hausa/Fulani Delicious Soup You Should Eat Before You Die". Haskenews-All About Arewa. Retrieved 2022-06-15.

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