African countries

5 Nigerian dishes that have similar versions in African countries

Food is an integral part of culture. Food types known to a particular community sometimes have similar versions in other communities.

Here are 5 Nigerian foods that have similar versions in other African countries;

Of course, jollof rice comes first on the list. It is a food that crosses many countries including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Cameroon, Mali, Ivory Coast and Nigeria. This has always been a major source of controversy as Nigerians and Ghanaians continue to argue over which variant of the meal tastes better. Jollof rice is popular in other African countries, but the recipe differs from region to region.

This elite soup made from the seeds of cucurbit plants like melon and squash is another well-known Nigerian food. It is cooked with palm oil and protein and is known as Agushi soup in Ghana. It is also consumed in other countries like Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Benin and Cameroon.

It is another meal eaten in other African countries, although not as popular as jollof rice. It is made from pounded cassava and eaten in Ghana where it is called Fufuo. It is also found in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Togo, Benin, etc.

It is a dough traditionally made by beating and kneading boiled yam. It is called iyan in Nigeria, foutou in Ivory Coast, fufu in Togo and Benin, and yam fufu in Ghana.

Also known as palm nut soup, Banga soup is a delicious Nigerian cuisine with a pleasant nutty flavor. It is eaten in other African countries like Cameroon where it is called Mbanga soup, Ghana where it is known as Abenkwan, and also in the Democratic Republic of Congo where it is called Moambe soup.