Abacha ( African salad )100g
Abacha and Ugba, also known as African salad, is a cassava-based dish from the Igbo tribe of Eastern Nigeria. Abacha is simply dried and shredded cassava while Ugba, on the other hand, is fermented African oil bean seed. Abacha was and still is an absolute favorite, mostly because it’s so easy to prepare and the ingredients are easy to source. The key to making a good African Salad is to make sure that all the ingredients are well incorporated. As you will see below, there’s a lot of add this, stir, add that, stir. You may wonder why you can’t just add everything and stir, but if you do that, it will be very difficult for you to get a good blend of all the ingredients. Your African Salad will not be complete without Ugba. Ugba, also known as Ukpaka, is made from oil bean seeds. These seeds are cooked for several hours then sliced, washed, and left to ferment a little bit.
Please note that Abacha and Ugba is NOT a hob/stove cooked dish, so don’t be tempted to cook it.