The trilogy of draw Soup: Obe Yóyò

Hi everyone. Today’s post is sensational. This will particularly excite those who love draw soup. For the sake of my readers from other parts of the world, draw soup refers to soups that stretches in consistency. 

I love ogbono, I love ewedu and I love Okro. So this post, is very exciting for me. Yóyò means something that draws. Just imaging seeing your family this soup with either pounded Yam, Amala or plantain fufu, they will gladly buy you that thing that you have always wanted, lol. No seriously. Nothing beats good ole soup. 

What are the health benefits of Okro

  • The bamia pods are among the very low calorie vegetables. They provide just 30 calories per 100 g besides containing no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, they are rich sources of dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins; often recommended by nutritionists in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
  • They are rich in B-complex group of vitamins like niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid. The pods also contain good amounts of vitamin K. Vitamin K is a co-factor for blood clotting enzymes and is required for strengthening of bones.

Health benefits of Ewedu

The Numerous Health Benefits of Ewedu
Cochorus olitorius as the leafy vegetable is botanically called have been scientifically proven to be efficient in the improvements of certain conditions in people for more than a century. Research has shown that the different varieties of Ewedu possess very important and valuable vitamins and antioxidant that will be of immeasurable nutritional and therapeutic value to our body system. The main vitamins in this vegetable are A, C and E, which are key to protecting the body from degenerative diseases such as Cancer.
The leave provide low calorie and an adequate source of fibre which has made it key in weight management. Also, some certain traditional healthcare providers have used the leaf in prevention of constipation. 


Ok, no that we have those sorted, let’s get started shall we 🙂


  • 1 cup of ground Ogbono
  • 2 cups of chopped okro
  • 1 cup of ewedu (Jute leaves)
  • Smoked fish
  • Smoked prawns
  • Crayfish 
  • Dried catfish 
  • 2 tablespoons of dried pepper 
  • Assorted meats 
  • Smoked turkey (optional)
  • Salt 


  • 1 medium sized pot 
  • Wooden spoon
  • Food processor 

Pre time: 15 minutes 

Cooking time: TBC


Boil the meats with only sliced onions and salt.

Once it’s almost soft, add the smoked turkey, fish(es) and smoked prawns. Cook until the fish(es) are soft

Note: smoked turkey or chicken always look pink. So don’t think it’s not been cooked after adding it to cook in stock

In order to ensure a shaft free stock, sieve the stock before proceeding to the next stage of cooking. 

Once sieved, pour the stock back to the pot

add the dry  pepper and cook for 5 minutes.

Whilst that is cooking, melt the Ogbono in warm palm oil. 

Next add the Ogbono to the stock

Allow to cook for 12 minutes. Do not cover the pot 

 After 12 minutes, add the crayfish. Allow it to dissolve for 2 minutes 

Then add the blended ewedu, let it mix for 2 minutes 

Add then chopped okro. So not cover the pot. Don’t cook the okro for more than 4 minutes. The crunchier the better the nutrients. 


 Finally add the crayfish. I decided to add it last, because crayfish can also be salty, so if you mistakenly happen to add too much, it may ruin the soup.  

Now look at that consistency!  That’s it. All cooked to perfection


Wasn’t that easy to make. Trust me you will love this soup and I can say that it may become a regular soup in your home 🙂



That’s it from me today

I’ll see you all in my next post 

Love Duchess O

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