Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

Ukwa (African Breadfruit)

This delicious recipe is popular among the Igbos and is made in form of porridge from fresh breadfruit.
  • 60 Minutes

    Cooking Time

  • Hard,Medium


  • 15 Minutes

    Prep Time

  • 1 People


  • 2 - 3 cups of Ukwa - depending on how many people you are feeding
  • 1 cup of shredded smoked fish
  • Palm oil
  • Salt
  • Knorr cubes
  • 2 - 3 pieces of ata rodo

  1. Rinse the Ukwa, add water to the pot to cook it. You can use a pressure pot to save time or add potash to make it cook quicker

  2. Once it has softened sufficiently, check the water level. If it has absorbed all the water, add a little more, just enough to top it, then add fresh pepper, palm oil, salt and 1 Knorr cube. Stir and just let it cook till the palm oil and pepper blend with the flavour of the Ukwa and the pale cream colour has changed to a brown shade of yellow. You may wish to mash it slightly with a wooden spoon to make it creamy like beans pottage.

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