Ultimate Nigerian Food List (Soups, Desserts, Snacks)

Looking for a comprehensive Nigerian Food List, this post is for you so continue reading. Nigeria is a very rich country blessed in wealth, culture, tradition and lots of delicious and mouth-watering foods and delicacies.

As a result, it’s very rare for a Nigerian to go to any country and not crave for Nigerian foods when they’re there. In the end, they just cook the dishes they can when the cravings hit them hard.

We are also guilty of the same things because Nigerian foods are just too delicious to let go of the same thing. Even if we leave Nigeria to go to the end of the world, we’ll never forget the traditions, cultures and the food we have in our lovely country.

There are different Nigerian foods that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and there are other foods which are suitable for all three periods.

Are you curious enough now, let’s go to the list of foods we have in Nigeria? Many of them are really easy to make. If you can’t make them, you probably will be able to find African cuisines wherever you are that you can buy them from.

Mushroom lovers will definitely love these recipes for stuffed mushroom appetizers.

Just have it in mind that sometimes homemade food is the best, hence, the reason most Nigerians like home-cooked meals.

Here are Nigerian dishes and snacks list you might have known and those you don’t know before.

Ultimate Nigerian Food List

This list of Nigerian food consists of foods from all areas of Nigeria i.e. North, South, East and West.

  • Rice And Beans And Stew
  • Beef Stew And Spaghetti
  • Rice And Meat With Vegetables
  • Eko And Moi Moi
  • Jollof Rice And Beans
  • Semovita With Okro Soup
  • Unripe Plantain Porridge
  • Cocoyam And Palm Oil
  • Fried Rice And Chicken
  • Plantain Porridge
  • Balangu Jollof
  • Alkubus
  • Sinasir
  • Rice And Stew
  • Jollof Rice And Chicken
  • Coconut Rice And Chicken
  • Boiled Yam And Vegetable Sauce
  • Beans And Yam Porridge
  • Beans And Plantain Pottage
  • Keke Fieye
  • Roasted Plantain With Pepper Sauce
  • Miyan Taushe & Tuwo Shinkafa
  • Ofe Akwu
  • Pounded Yam With Nsala Soup – White Soup
  • Pounded Yam and Egusi Soup
  • Spaghetti and Beef Stew
  • Yam and Fish Stew
  • Coconut Fried Rice
  • Ikokore
  • Snail stew
  • Ekpang nkukwo
  • Mashed Yam
  • Banga Rice
  • African Breadfruit (Ukwa)
  • Ekuru
  • Beans With Mashed Plantain
  • Fried Potato, Egg And Pepper sauce
  • Boiled Potato and Vegetable Stew
  • Potatoes Porridge
  • Amala and Ewedu Soup
  • Semovita and Efo Riro
  • Semovita and Okra Soup
  • Keke Fieye
  • Roasted Plantain and Pepper Sauce
  • Poundo-Cocoyam and Oha Soup
  • Ofada Rice With Assorted Meat
  • Yam Porridge With Ugwu Leaves
  • Beans and Fried Plantain
  • Beans Pudding And Pap (Moin Moin)
  • Beans And Corn Porridge (Adalu)
  • Pap and Beans Ball (Akara)
  • Ijebu Garri and Groundnut
  • Nigerian-made Indomie Noodles
  • Plantain Mosa
  • Ewa Agoyin
  • Starch and Banga Soup
  • Ofada Rice And Stew
  • Yam And Fried Egg
  • Bread And Egg
  • Bread And Akara
  • Bread And Moi Moi
  • Yam Balls
  • Fried Yam And Fried Egg
  • Garri And Moi Moi
  • Boiled Yam and Green plantain With Peppersoup

List Of Nigerian Soups, Stews And Sauce

  • Nigerian Pepper Stew
  • Okazi Soup
  • Abak Afang Soup
  • Ayamase (Ofada Stew)
  • Omi ukpoka (Corn Soup)
  • Afang Soup
  • Ogbono Draw Soup
  • Edikaikong Soup
  • Okra Soup
  • Ewedu Soup
  • Mushroom Soup
  • Banga Soup
  • Efo Riro Soup
  • Gbegiri Soup
  • Oha Soup
  • Egusi Soup
  • Gbegiri (Beans Soup)
  • Miyan Kuka
  • Miyan Yakuwa
  • Groundnut Soup
  • Abak Atama Soup
  • Ofe Ora
  • Achara Soup
  • Black Soup
  • Nsala Soup
  • Fisherman Soup
  • Owo Soup
  • Bitter Leave Soup (Ofe Onugbu)
  • Abak Odusa Soup
  • Editan Soup
  • Ibaba Soup
  • Coconut Curry Sauce
  • Vegetable And Shrimp Sauce
  • Nigerian Corn Beef Stew
  • Mushroom Sauce
  • Meatball Stew
  • Fried Fish Stew
  • Garden Egg Sauce
  • Egg Stew
  • Beef And Chicken Stew
  • Nigerian Vegetable Sauce
  • Tomato Stew
  • Curry Gravy
  • Pepper Sauce

List Of Nigerian Desserts

Nigerian desserts are foods or course that concludes a meal. In Nigeria, we have many desserts to boast of which are very delicious and tasty. Check out our list below.

  • Nigerian Peppered Gizzards
  • Mini Sausage Rolls
  • Samosa
  • Catfish Pepper Soup
  • Goat Meat Pepper soup
  • Ekpang Nkukwo
  • Isi Ewu
  • Abacha And Ugba
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Snails Kebab
  • Shawarma
  • Nkwobi
  • Beef Skewers
  • Nigerian Vegetables Salad
  • Gizdodo
  • Fruit Salad
  • Fried Plantain

List Of Nigerian Snacks

  • Water Yam Balls Fried (Ojojo)
  • Doughnuts
  • Meat Stuffed Potato Balls
  • Plantain Mosa
  • Nigerian Pancake
  • Nigerian Battered Plantain
  • Banana Puff Puff
  • Fish Roll
  • Tsire
  • Balangu
  • Egg Rolls
  • Donkwa  (Tanfiri)
  • Banana Bread
  • Agidi Jollof
  • Boiled Groundnuts
  • Battered Fish
  • Spring Rolls
  • Nigerian Shuku Shuku
  • Kankaran Tsamiya (Frozen Tamarind Juice)
  • Pop Corn And Groundnut (Guguru and Epa)
  • Bobozi (Wet Cassava Chips)
  • Okpa or Igba and Ntucha
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Meat Pie
  • Fish Pie
  • Chicken Pie
  • Nigerian Buns
  • Puff Puff
  • Chin chin
  • Deep-fried battered yams
  • Boiled Corn and Sliced Coconut
  • Dodorishi
  • Fried Snail And Pepper Sauce
  • Kilishi (Nigerian Beef Jerky)
  • Suya
  • Boli and Groundnut
  • Asun Goat Meat
  • Coconut Candy
  • Plantain Chips
  • Roasted corn or maize
  • Roasted Corn And Pears
  • Kuli Kuli
  • Kokoro
  • Wara
  • Scotch Egg
  • Omelette

List Of Nigerian Drinks

  • Zobo Drink
  • Kunu Drink
  • Fura De Nunu
  • Soya Bean Milk
  • Naija Fruits Juice
  • Agbalumo Smoothie

Types Of Nigerian Proteinous Foods

Proteinous foods are very good for the body as they help provide lots of nutrients for the body, make a person feel full after eating small quantity and assist in weight loss.

It also helps in building muscles and giving strength. Due to the fact that each type of protein has its own mixture of amino acids which is unique to them, it is important to include them in our meal or diet plan.

There are many Nigerian foods that are also rich in protein which you can eat to aid weight loss and speed up growth whether for adults or kids. Here’s the list of Nigerian proteinous foods below.

  • Wheat Flour
  • Beans
  • Goat Meat
  • Locust Beans
  • Sardines
  • Milk
  • Egg
  • Millet
  • Chicken
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Almond Nuts
  • Groundnuts
  • Broccoli
  • Oats
  • Guinea Corn
  • Moin Moin
  • Cocoyam
  • Soya Beans
  • Ewedu Soup
  • Okro Soup
  • Egusi Soup
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Skinless Turkey Breast
  • Corn Beef
  • Beef
  • Wara
  • Beske or Soya Wara
  • Shrimp
  • Fresh Fish/Dry Fish
  • Snail
  • Crayfish
  • Akara
  • Green Pea
  • Gbegiri and Ewedu

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