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How to Prepare Groundnut Soup In Ghana.

Groundnut soup is a popular soup in Ghana that is mostly served with rice ball (omotuo), banku, fufu and kokonte.

In this post, I am going to teach you:

  • A simple groundnut soup recipe.
  • ingredients to prepare peanut butter soup

You can decide to use any meat or fish. Be creative and enjoy that amazing taste.

Ingredients for preparing Groundnut Soup

  • 1 cup Groundnut paste
  • Chicken/Meat (You may choose what you prefer)
  • Smoked/fried fish (Choose the quantity you prefer)
  • goat meat (optional)
  • 1 Tin tomato
  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes(Optional)
  • Ginger(quantity of choice)
  • 2 Large onion
  • Garlic
  • Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Pepper.

groundnut soup ingredients
Ingredients to prepare groundnut soup in Ghana.

Groundnut Soup preparation steps.

  1.  Wash  meat or fish and put in a large saucepan
  2. Chop and blend onion with garlic and ginger with a small quantity of water
  3.  Pour the blended mixture onto the meat and place it on fire
  4.  Add season of choice and salt to taste and little water. Stir well
  5.  Allow it to cook/ steam on the fire for 15 minutes.

groundnut soup steps

  1. In a saucepan, pour out the peanut butter, add the tomato puree, add water and mix well while the meat is steaming.
  2. Cook the peanut mixture. Stir continuously till the oil resurfaces on top.
  3. Strain the cooked peanut mixture into the steam meat.  Add more water and stir thoroughly
  4. Allow it to cook for about 10-15 minutes
  5. Add the smoked /fried fish some chunks of okro, garden eggs and some whole pepper if desired.

Ready to serve with fufu, rice balls, banku, kokonte, yams, gari etc.

groundnut soup


Other recipes to try.

How to prepare okro stew.

How to prepare fufu (4 Easy methods)

How to prepare palmnut soup

How to prepare light soup in Ghana.


Agatha Nyame
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819


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