Low Carb Swallow – Aubergine (Eggplant) Amala

Keto low carb aubergine eggplant amala fufu swallow and soup

I know some of you are like Low carb swallow ke? vegetable amala ke? aubergine amala ke? yes yes yes I know. but guyss! okay okay I love my okele, like love love love okele. Since the invention of Lose It Nigerian movement, I have actively tried to be more conscious about the type/quantity of okele that I eat. One of my biggest criteria is fermentation, if it’s not fermented I aint eating. You can read more about my reason on this post here . 

In writing my first Low Carb Nigerian meal plan, experimenting with different types of swallow alternatives was definitely high on the list. In chatting with a few friends, I realized aubergine swallow was definitely one to try. Verdict? incredible! if you love amala, you will love love love aubergine swallow.

This recipe is my go to, it makes about 3 portions and can be stored in the fridge for future us. 1 portion has less than 100 calories compared to almost 500 for a similar serving of garri. Also, this recipe can be modified for any other type of vegetable swallow. simply replace the aubergine with your choice of vegetables. Options include Cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, regular garden egg etc.


  • 1 large aubergine 750g
  • 2 tablespoons psyllium husk


  • Wash and cut the aubergine into large chunks

  • Place in the blender and add 1/3 cup water (this is to make it easy to blend). Blend to a paste

  • place a pot on medium heat, pure in the pureed mixture. Leave to cook uncovered for 5 mins

  • Stir in the psyllium husk powder. continue to stir until thickened (3-4mins)

psyllium husk vegetable swallow


Serve and leave to cool slightly before eating.


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By |August 3rd, 2017|29 Comments


  1. Vee February 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Made this and it is absolutely delicious. God’s blessings over you and your Ronke. Honestly without people like you some of us will face serious health issues. We have to revolutionize the way we eat, no longer working in farms and trekking or catching bus etc the way our folks new it to be. We live a sedentary lifestyle so we must adjust. Ate this and feels so good. Made oiless kale soup (used two small caps of avocado oil to make the soup) sea salt, pepper, garlic and that’s it.

  2. Kemi Adeyemi January 18, 2018 at 9:18 am - Reply

    God bless you really good for this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. omotola November 17, 2017 at 8:14 am - Reply

    what else can i use as a thickener in case i don’t find the psyllium husk, i live in abuja or does anyone have any suggestions on where to get it?>

  4. Gesi November 8, 2017 at 3:51 am - Reply

    Hey Ronke, this is brilliant with the low carb swallow. Have you tried suede veg with the psyllium husk? It turns like starch and blends well with banga or elusive soup! Thanks for letting us know about the psyllium husk. It’s a regular in my kitchen 🤗

  5. teeben September 27, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Hello Ronke,Thanks for this info where can i get the psyllium husk powder

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

      You are welcome. where do you live?

  6. Dolapo Osho September 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks Ronke . I shall be trying this . In light of the few side effects of psyllium husk , have you tried to replace it with flaxseed ? F/seed may probably not bind as good as P/ husk . Will try both and share outcome.

  7. Lady September 21, 2017 at 6:55 am - Reply

    Super yummy, I love it. You can by psyllium husk at Delis in VI.

  8. Adejoke September 18, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    My reservation on psyllium husk is this that i pulled from wikipedia -(Choking is a hazard if psyllium is taken without adequate water as it thickens in the throat.). it further said it may lead to death. I know not to take everything i read on wikipedia as gospel which is why i will like you to shed your nutritionist light on it please. Thank you

  9. FAITH September 18, 2017 at 3:08 am - Reply

    This is so Cooool. I use Coconut powder + PSYLLIUM husk as thickner. Coconut powder is more of fibres, and very nutritious. It is also very filling!

  10. Gesi September 13, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Thanks for this information, I’m going to try it as my husband & I have missed swallow food for a long time now.

  11. CATHERINE September 11, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Ronke sorry that was a typo. Sincerely keep up the good work!

  12. CATHERINE September 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Rocket this tastes great!

  13. GIDEON September 7, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

    love the amala thing no be small

  14. Helen September 5, 2017 at 4:37 am - Reply

    Thanks for this great work, Please what is aubergine?

  15. Goody August 5, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Hi, nice job. Pls is there no other alternative to the psyllium husk?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      Hello! you can use ogbono powder as well.

  16. rita August 4, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Wowuu, love it.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 7, 2017 at 9:25 pm - Reply

      I am glad. Do let me know when you try it.

  17. Prisca August 4, 2017 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Thank you for this post. I am making this the next time I cook soup especially as I don’t usually cook with aubergine. However, is the psyllium husk good whilst pregnant?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

      husk is simply fiber. Do read more about it online if you have concerns.

  18. Tweethat August 4, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Aubergine is garden egg or Igba in Yoruba. But I also want to know what psyllium husk is made of and where one can get to buy in Lagos.

  19. Tope August 3, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Comment…What is d meaning of psyllium husk and aubergine in yoruba

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