KFB Foodie Talk: 10 Stews & Sauces without Tomatoes

 For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column - handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature - is basically for ladies and 'guys' that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
Today she discusses 10 stews and sauces without Tomatoes.
Tomato is undoubtedly the most popular base used in the preparation of some of the best meals here in Nigeria especially when it comes to making a tasty and decent stew. But quite recently, due to the sudden rise in the price of tomato, it's use has been cut down drastically to save cost in most homes. So instead of spending twice the amount you'd spend normally on tomatoes, i've compiled a list of stews, soups and sauces which do not require tomatoes. Without further ado...here's the list

What makes this particular gravy recipe unique is the combination of colored vegetables added to it giving it that wonderfully unique aroma, color and taste. 

With palm nut as the major ingredient, this native soup doubles as a soup for swallow and also stew for rice.

Just one taste and you're hooked. designer stew needs no introduction and it definitely requires no tomato.

All you need for this is cat fish, herbs and spices and you're good to go. Can be used for rice, eko/agidi or taken alone.

As the name implies, this tasty sauce is palm oil based. It goes perfectly with yam, beans e.t.c

Don't let the color fool you. There's not a single tomato in this popular stew. just like it's counterpart "Ayamase" above, you just need a combination of red peppers for this and you're good to go.

You just can't get enough of Ugba sauce once it's served and like Oliver twist the fam would always ask for more. 

Obe ata din din is a popular peppered dipping stew which is mostly sold in local restaurants or roadside food kiosks alongside fried plantain, fried yam, roasted plantain/yam (boli) and a host of others. 

According to research, raw garden egg is a very good source of dietary fiber, manganese, potassium, copper and thiamin (vitamin B1). It is also a good source of vitamin B6, folate, magnesium and niacin. It is also effective in weightloss, lowering blood cholesterol and eye pressure in glaucoma. Thinking of a sauce to make? Try this today

Quick and easy to make, this could go with rice, yam, potato e.t.c


  1. Whaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Thanks a bunch for sharing, God bless.

  2. These are eyes popping stews! Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜‹

  3. Thanks for the update on food talk.


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