Gbegiri Soup and Tuwo Shinkafa Recipe

Gbegiri Soup Recipe (Bean Stew)


2 cups of white beans (washed and peeled)
2 teaspoon of dried chillies
1/2 medium onion
100g of dried smoked fish (shredded)
2 tablespoon palm-oil
2 Knorr cubes



To peel the beans: Soak beans for 20 minutes. Rub and squeeze together with both hands to peel the skin off the beans. Continue rubbing and rinsing until all the skin is removed. You can get already peeled beans from an African store. Boil the skinned beans until really soft and mushy. Add the rest of the ingredients and more water depending on how thick you want. Simmer until that the beans has turned into a smooth paste and that the ingredients are well blended into it. Season to taste.

Nigerian Tuwo Shinkafa (Mashed Rice) Recipe


2 cups of white rice (preferable Basmati rice)



Wash the rice with cold water and then boil until really soft and mushy. You will need to keep adding water as it is boiling. When it’s really mushy use a thick wooden spatula to pound and mix the rice until  it all sticks together.

Serve Tuwo Shinkafa and Gbegiri with red stew and grill chicken.


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By |January 23rd, 2012|14 Comments


  1. Nancy Tolulola Adeniji December 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    You are doing great

  2. fola December 6, 2012 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Ahh I swear I luv u guys for this! Been wanting to make gbegiri for a while! Im addicted…I will defo be trying this out! Great site you have btw =]

  3. Morenikemi June 4, 2012 at 7:57 am - Reply

    Thanks a bunch for the gbegiri recipe. loved it wen i was a lil girl because my mum cooks it so well but disliked it when i saw it in a local restaurant ‘mama put’ in lagos. I know my husband will love mixed with a ewedu and stew.
    so why not? LOL!!! will get back to you as soon as i’m done

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie June 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      I am patiently waiting on your verdict… lol

  4. Regysomie March 2, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Tried it severally got d gbegiri part but my stew does not taste like d yoruba Obe ata

  5. KuriousCook February 7, 2012 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    Sasa, incredibly finger-licking good. My hubby was a happy man with this meal. Yum Yum! Muah…

  6. KuriousCook February 7, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    God bless you for this recipe. Been searching and longing for this. Trying it out today! Thank you

    • Sasa February 7, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

      You are most welcome. Pls let me know how it turned out.

  7. Naijamum in L. January 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard of Gbegiri but I cant get my head round a soup made of beans….
    Reminds me of baby food ……..(pureed carrot, pumpkin etc)
    I’m not sure I can eat this though 🙁

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm - Reply

      lol…… Most people cant until they taste it. Have you ever tried Green pea soup? it’s just like that but better. lol.

  8. Myne Whitman January 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    I’m gonna try this one, not the gdbegiri though, but the tuwo shinkafa. I’ll have it with okro and stew.

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