Ghana Okra Soup (Nkruma Nkwan)


  • Okra
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato Puree (Optional)
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Onions
  • Meat and or Fish
  • Red Palm Oil
  • Salt
  • Crayfish
  • shrimps
  • chicken Stock Cube
  • Garlic


  1. Make a tomato stew base with red palm oil, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and peppers.
  2. Other seasonings like chicken or shrimp stock cubes can be used to enhance the flavour.
  3. Once the tomato base stew is cooked and broken down into a sauce, add your assortment of meat, seafood or both.
  4. The finely chopped okra is added last. Some steam the okra prior to adding which makes the sauce more viscious, whilst others add the raw okra without pre-cooking.

NB: Maximum time for preparing the Okra Soup is 40 minutes.

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