cooking Nigerian meal with natural spices

How to replace seasoning cubes with natural spices in Nigerian dishes

Cooking Nigerian meals without seasoning cubes

If you are trying to go from seasoning your meals with seasoning cubes to using natural spices, here are the natural spices to consider.

  • Garlic
  • Stock ( from beef, bones, fish, vegetables)
  • Curry leaves
  • Ginger
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Cardamon
  • Curry powder
  • Onions
  • Ogiri
  • Locust beans (iru, dadawa)
  • Crayfish
  • Stockfish
  • Dry fish
  • Nutmeg
  • Black pepper
  • White pepper
  • Paparika
  • Chilli flakes
  • Cloves
  • Cayenne
  • Celery
  • Parsley
  • Bayleaves
  • Turmeric
  • Coriander
  • Fennel seeds
cooking Nigerian meals without seasoning cubes

A few nigerian spices
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You will need to experiment by trying out different mix of spices to obtain your desired taste; However , for most Nigerian soups (not stew), these spices add full flavor without seasoning cubes – stockfish, dryfish, crayfish, cayenne, chilli flakes, habernero, stock, onions, ogiri, iru.