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Ugu Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

The Best Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish


Ugu Pumpkin Leaf Stew Dish

Cooking in Igboland means cooking with vegetable bulbs as well as the leaves of the pumpkin plant. Fluted pumpkins, ugu in the Igbo language are used in many traditional stew recipes across Igboland. 

Ingredients
1 medium pumpkin, peeled, cubed, deseeded
3 handfuls pumpkin leaves, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 white potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 medium onion, sliced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 ripe large tomatoes, diced
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon palm oil or vegetable oil
3 cups vegetable broth or water

Directions
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat; add all ingredients. Simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve over rice or as a stew served with cornmeal hushpuppies.

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