How to prepare Ijaw’s Onunu meal
Mostly eaten by the indigenes of the Ijaw and Kalabari community in Rivers State, Nigeria, Onunu is a traditional delicacy usually served with a sauce.
1 small yam sliced
1 very ripe plantain
2 tbsp palm oil
1/4 tsp salt
- In a pot, put your washed yams to a boil. Halfway to boil, add the chopped plantains with their back.
- When both yams and plantains had boiled till soft, drain.
- Pound yams in a mortar till pulpy then add the plantains. Pound till soft. Make sure they are both still hot, then add the palm oil and salt and mix with the pestle till consistent and the colour is yellow. You can use a food processor instead.
Your onunu is ready! Serve with fisherman stew, peppersoup or native soup.