My Nigerian Egg Sauce With Ugu Leaves

If you are a Nigerian and you have not tried egg sauce with yam, many Nigerians will say ‘ na lie”. A pidgin language for “ not true.” But, if you are a Nigerian and you say, I have not eaten a vegetable egg sauce with ugu leaves, many will stand to say, ‘ok, that might be true.’ But right here on this blog post, I beg to disagree, every true Nigerian who loves egg sauce must not miss out on this recipe.

Egg sauce is a dish which can be prepared in many ways. And the addition of ugwu (fluted pumpkin)leaves, which is very rich in iron, potassium and a good source of dietary fibre, gives it a whole new YUM taste that you will be glad you got introduced to.
So, all I am saying is… as you get to read this, get up and go make some Nigerian egg sauce with fresh pumpkin leaves. lol

4 easy Steps to making a perfect Nigerian egg sauce with ugu leaves- Fluted pumpkin leaves

• Heat up veg oil in a saucepan until it’s mildly hot. Add chopped onion and chopped bonnet. Stir fry for a minute or two

• Next, add the chopped tomatoes, salt, seasoning cube, curry, thyme. stir and leave to fry to close to 3-4 minutes

• Break the eggs into the pot and stir to incorporate into the mixture, allow it to set for 2 minutes.

• Add the thinly sliced ugwu leaves and stir with the content of the pot. Allow simmering for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and serve with plantain, rice. potatoes or yam.

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My Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Yields: 2


  • 2 eggs
  • A bunch of fluted pumpkin leaves( ugwu)
  • 1 cooking spoon veg oil
  • 2 scotch bonnet – deseeded &chopped
  • 1 red onion- chopped
  • 4 plum tomatoes - chopped
  • I seasoning cube
  • 1 tsp of curry
  • ½ tsp thyme

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Kemi is a food innovator, a food blogger and a caterer who loves good food at good(minimal) budget. Kemi has handled catering services ranging from indoor and outdoor events and is readily available for services anywhere in Nigeria. Kemi is also a trained educationist, an economist who has put her skills of cooking, teaching, writing and budgeting into one piece by creating Here, you get to learn basic Nigeria soup recipes, some continental dishes, baking, cooking tips and food redefining Do come along with me on my food discoveries...

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