Eba (Cassava Swallow)

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Swallow is a traditional food in Nigeria that is eaten with soups or stews. It’s called swallow because you take a small protion of it, roll it into a ball, dip it into your soup/stew, and swallow it. Yum!


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Cooking Pot
  • Bowl

Eba (Cassava Swallow)

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Prep Time: minutes Cooking Time: minutes Total Time: minutes

Serves: 2 People

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Gàrri (Coarse Cassava flakes)
  • 1/2 Cup Omi (Water)

Recipe Instructions

  1. Pour the water into a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil .
  3. Sprinkle the Garri to the boiled water.
  4. Make sure all the water covers the Garri.
  5. Cover the pot with a lid immediately for 2 minutes. It is important to not let the steam/heat escape.
  6. Lift the lid, turn and press the mixture repeatedly with your wooden spatula until the Garri is well incorporated and no lumps are seen. Now you have Eba! TIP: Make sure to press the mixture against the side of the pot with your spatula. “Turn and Press” repeatedly.
  7. Cut a piece of cling wrap and scoop the Eba onto it.
  8. Wrap the Eba up tightly. This creates a smooth compact presentation.
  9. Enjoy your yummy freshly Eba with your favorite stew/soup.

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