Miyan Taushe 

This recipe makes Miyan Taushe, a West African soup with diced pumpkin and peanut butter. It involves sautéing onions, simmering the pumpkin with peanut butter, and mashing for a smooth consistency. Additional spices, greens, and seasoning enhance the flavor of this delightful soup.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 1
  • 2 cups
    Pumpkin or squash peeled and diced
  • 2 cups
    Peanut butter
  • 1 small
    Onion chopped
  • 1-2 tsps
  • 1-2
    Scotch bonnet peppers chopped (adjust to your preference)
  • 1 tbsp
    Palm oil optional
  • 1 tsp
    Locust beans (Dawadawa)
  • Salt  adjust to taste
  • Water adjust to taste
  • Spinach or other leafy greens optional


  1. Heat the palm oil in a pot over medium heat. (optional)

  2. Add chopped onions and sauté until the palm oil become translucent.

  3. Add the diced pumpkin or squash to the pot and stir to combine with the onions and garlic.

  4. Add the peanut butter and enough water to cover the pumpkin.

  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the pumpkin is soft and easily mashed with a fork, typically 15-20 minutes.

  6. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to mash the pumpkin until the soup is smooth and creamy. Add more water if it's too thick.

  7. Stir in the paprika and chopped scotch bonnet peppers. Adjust the spice level to your taste.

  8. Season the soup with salt and dawadawa let it simmer for another 5-10 minutes to let the flavors meld together.

  9.  Add chopped spinach or other leafy greens to the soup and cook until wilted.

  10. Taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve hot and enjoy your Miyan Taushe!


Boost the nutritional content of this Miyan Taushe soup by adding spinach or your choice of leafy greens. They provide essential vitamins and minerals, enhancing the health benefits and flavour of the dish.


Courses: Soups
Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: Easy African soup recipe, Pumpkin soup
Difficulty: Level 2 (average)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Season: General
Number ingredients: 5-10 ingredients
Taste: Creamy, Savory, Spicy
Preparation method: Cooking
Type of dish: Soup
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge

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