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Food For Love: Eko Tutu!

by Mo Aremu

If you ever went to boarding school (real boarding school not the new day boarding school) you would hate the popular food eko and efo.

Our aunty cook has come up with a much more cooler way to prepare eko.


Cold Eko!


Here is the recipe from Funke Koleoso

What you need:

  • 200g of ogi paste or powder (this can be purchased in Afro-Caribbean food stores)
  • Water

What to do:

  1. In pot, dissolve the ogi paste in 1 cup of water. Allow the paste to dissolve completely to avoid lumps forming during the cooking process.
  2. Add another 1-2 cups of hot boiling water to the dissolved paste and stir well with a wooden spoon. The amount of water added will determine the thickness of the eko tutu.
  3. Place the pot onto the stove and gently cook for about 5 minutes or so, stirring continuously until you achieve a smooth and thick texture/consistency similar to oats porridge.
  4. Transfer the cooking ogi into a suitable container such as a ramekin, foil container.
  5. Allow to cool completely. The eko takes the shape of the container in which it is cooled so have fun with it and try using different containers/shapes. Eko tutu is traditionally wrapped in broad leaves.
  6. Serve with you preferred vegetable soup/stew.


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