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MIYAN TAUSHE (PUMPKIN STEW) DA TUWON SHINKAFA

Miyan Taushe is a soup /stew of Northern origins. It is commonly taken by the Hausas and Fulanis of Northern Nigeria. 

It is made out of fluted pumpkins. Did you know that fluted pumpkins also give us another common traditional soup?  Alot of Nigerians use fluted pumpkin leaves(Ugu) to make their soup almost everyday however only a few of them use the pumpkin fruit also.

It's about to be October and in the Western world pumpkins are symbolic throughout the entire month but for me miyan taushe is perfect all day everyday at any time of the year. That's how much I like it. I'm sure you love it too. It can be taken for lunch with any swallow of your choice or for dinner with masa /waina. In case you haven't had miyan Taushe before or maybe it's been a really long time and you no longer know how to make it.  Here's a quick recipe detailing how I made my miyan taushe:

Recipe

PREP TIME: 30mins

COOK TIME: 35 mins

TOTAL TIME: 1hour 5 mins

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cow leg Cut into pieces
  • ½ Kg beef cut into cubes
  • 4 Cups pumpkin cubed
  • 5 Cups Tomato and pepper(mixed) blended
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 cooking spoon palm oil 
  • 3 cooking spoons vegetable oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon daddawa/iru(optional)
  • 3 tablespoons Ground  groundnut
  • 3 cubes Maggi Star 
  • Maggi signature miya spice 
  • 1 small bunch of spinach sliced
  • Salt (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

  • Put cow leg in a large pot. Cover with water, add salt to taste and cook till done.
  • In another pot, add beef, Maggi cubes, salt, and boil until almost done, then add pumpkins and cook till soft.
  • Boil blended tomato until thick.
  • Heat palm oil and vegetable oil in a pot, add onions, and fry for 1 minute. Pour in tomatoes and fry. Add ground ginger.
  • Pour in cooked cow leg and beef, with pumpkins. Add Signature miya spice.
  • Stir well and allow to boil, breaking pumpkins with spoon.
  • Add ground groundnuts. Cover pot and cook until thick.
  • Add spinach
  • Season to taste, and serve with tuwon shinkafa.

Be sure to let me know when try this out.  Share with a friend or two and they'd love you for it because this miyan taushe is finger licking 😉. Enjoy! 

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