Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Okra and Ukpaka sauce

Okra is one of my favourite vegetables and a natural diuretic too. They are very low in calories, 30 calories per 100g. If you have never tried okra or you do not like it, sadly you will not know what you are missing. It is simple the best when cooked as soup (Nigerian style) and makes a perfect side too.


140g frozen slice okra
1 small organic onion (sliced)
Handful ukpaka/ugba 
1 scotch bonnet (sliced)
14 pieces king prawns
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons palm oil 
1 tablespoon of water
1/2 knorr seasoning cube
Salt to taste


In a non stick frying pan, add palm oil, coconut oil, onion, scotch bonnet and heat up. 
Once the mix starts sizzling, add the ukpaka and a little salt; allow frying for about 2 - 3 minutes. 
Add prawns, fry until prawns start changing colour. 
Throw in the frozen slicedokra and season with the seasoning cube. 
Add water, cover pot with lid and allow to simmer for about 5 - 6 minutes or until okra cooks to your satisfaction; stir occasionally. 
Turn of gas and enjoy. 


  1. Nice recipe. Please, What's Upaka?

    1. Ukpaka is Ugba... its oil bean seed sliced, used for abacha

  2. Pls wat can u eat this recipe with

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  4. With what can this sauce be eaten best