Let’s make Egusi Pudding


  • 3 cups of Egusi
  • ½ cup of ground crayfish.
  • 1 cup of smoked meat or sliced fish.
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup large crayfish seasoning cube
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg optional
  • 1 ground hot pepper


  • Put the seeds into a blender and grind. Please note that this is dry blending so you do not need to add water.
  • Pour egusi into a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to break down chunks if any. Add in ground crayfish, pepper and seasoning (salt and maggi).
  • Add in three quarters of the water and mix into a smoothie paste.
  • Add your egg and mix well.
  • Add in your smoked meat or sliced fish then stir to incorporate.
  • Line your pot with some banana leaves to create a base for streaming.
  • Place a banana leaf into a deep bowl and push the centre to make sure it is indented. Put two scoops of the mixture into the leaf then tie with a rope.
  • Put in a pot and let it cook for about 60 minutes. Check to add water every 10 minutes so it doesn’t burn.
  • After about an hour, your pudding should be ready. Remove unwrap and enjoy. You can accompany it with bobolo/miondo, ripe plantains etc.

        Hmmmm…….. yummmmyyy…… Enjoy!!!

Engochan Che

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