Miyan Geda

Miyan Geda is a popular Nigerian soup, often made with tofu, groundnut paste, and an array of flavorful spices. This hearty and nutritious dish is a staple in Nigerian cuisine, known for its rich taste and comforting appeal. Learn to prepare this traditional delight and savour the authentic flavours of Nigeria.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 250 g
    Tofu bite-sized
  • 2 cups
    Groundnut (peanut) paste or butter
  • 5 medium
    Carrot sliced
  • 1
    Green pepper sliced
  • 1 medium
    Onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves
    Garlic minced
  • 2-3
    scotch bonnet peppers or habanero peppers finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp
    Palm oil optional
  • 2-3 cups
    Water or vegetable stock
  • Dawadawa powder Adjust to taste
  • Salt Adjust to taste


  1. Heat a large pot or saucepan and add the palm oil (if using). Allow it to heat up, but don't let it smoke.

  2. Add the chopped onions, garlic, and scotch bonnet peppers. Sauté until they become fragrant and the onions turn translucent.

  3. Add the tofu pieces and brown them on all sides.

  4. Stir in the groundnut paste or peanut butter. Allow it to cook for a few minutes while stirring constantly. Be careful not to let it burn.

  5. Add the water or stock gradually while stirring to create a smooth, thick soup. Adjust the liquid quantity to your desired consistency.

  6. Season the soup with locust bean powder and salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

  7. Simmer the soup over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 30-40 minutes or until the tofu is tender and the soup thickens.

  8. Add the sliced carrot and green bell pepper to the soup during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

  9. Serve the Miyan Geda hot with the side dish, and enjoy your traditional Nigerian meal!


Miyan Geda offers a unique blend of textures and flavours, making it a delightful meal. Customize the ingredients and spices to your liking, and enjoy this taste of Nigerian tradition!


Courses: Nigerian Meals, Soups
Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Groundnut Paste, Miyan Geda
Special diets: Healthy, No added sugar, Soya-free
Difficulty: Level 1 (easy)
Cooking time: 45-60 minutes
Season: General
Number ingredients: 10-15 ingredients
Taste: Creamy, Savory, Spicy
Preparation method: Cooking
Type of dish: Soup
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge