How to Prepare Your Delicious Miyan Taushe

Written by Fatima Sani

Fatima Sani is an enthusiastic writer. She loves writing, basically on delicacies - Northern Nigerian delicacies to be specific. More so, she derives joy from sharing her kitchen expertise to those in need.

October 11, 2021

Have you any festivals you are looking forward to? Have you any occasion at hand and you’ve run out of soup to cook? If yes, you should try Miyan Taushe and you will be glad you did. Miyan Taushe is a Northern Nigerian cuisine and commonly eaten by Hausa and Fulani. Furthermore, it is a soup basically made from pumpkin (kabewa) and is usually eaten during festivities or occasions, but some take it as a basic meal (like for lunch or dinner). In this article, I will teach you how to prepare Miyan Taushe.

Miyan Taushe is easy to cook, very delicious, and has high nutritional value. Follow me as I take you through the step-by-step procedure on how to prepare it.

Ingredients for Miyan Taushe

You will need the following ingredients to make Miyan Taushe:

1 pumpkin (kabewa)

I cup of palm oil or vegetable oil

½ cup of peanuts (grinded peanuts)

Grinded tomatoes

Grinded pepper

Chopped spinach (alayyahu)

Grinded onions

Spices like thyme, curry, maggi, and salt

Fish and/or meat

3 cups of water

Procedure for Preparation

STEP 1: Put a clean pot on the fire and pour in your palm oil or vegetable oil.

STEP 2: Slice your onions and put them into the pot. Preferably, slice in small sizes.

STEP 3: Allow onions to fry for 3 to 5 minutes under medium heat until it turns brown.

STEP 4: Add in the grinded tomatoes, pepper, and onions. Cook for 10 minutes.

STEP 5: Slice your pumpkin and add to the cooking pot.

STEP 6: Add 2 cups of water to the cooking pot as well. Then;

STEP 7: Add the fish and/or meat to the cooking pot and allow to cook for 20 minutes

STEP 8: Slice additional onions and keep them aside with your chopped spinach (alayyahu). Then;

STEP 9: Add grinded peanuts to the cooking pot and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.

STEP 10: Add your spices (maggi, curry, salt, etc.) and stir the stew well. Allow to cook for 10 minutes

STEP 11: Taste and adjust spices if need be.

STEP 12: Reduce the heat add your onion and chopped spinach. Allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

STEP 13: Ta-da! Your Miyan Taushe is ready to be served.

Swallow That Goes Best with It

It mostly goes with Tuwon Shinkafa preferably, but other swallows too like Eba, pounded yam, and all the classes of Tuwo could go with it just fine as well.

How to Serve Miyan Taushe Best

Traditionally, Miyan Taushe is usually dished with Tuwon Masara (a meal prepared with maize flour), Tuwon Shinkafa (a meal prepared with rice, mostly short-grained rice), Tuwon Alkama (a meal prepared with wheat flour), and Tuwon Dawa (a meal prepared with guinea corn flour).

It tastes best when served hot.

Occasions to Serve Miyan Taushe Best

Traditionally, Miyan Taushe can be enjoyed on occasions like Eids, Naming Ceremony, or any festival. In addition, it could also serve as a basic meal. Some prefer to eat it on a Friday as lunch to mark the day well.

How to Store Miyan Taushe

This type of soup can be best stored in the refrigerator. In the absence of a refrigerator, you will need to be warming it mornings and evenings to avoid spoilage. More so, it can last for months in the refrigerator as long as there is constant electric power, unlike without it.

Nutritional Value of Miyan Taushe

It contains almost all of the classes of food we have: protein and minerals because of the meat and/or fish, and peanut; vitamins because of the vegetables; lipids because of the oil; water, etc.


The above-mentioned procedures for making Miyan Taushe when followed will give a promising result. I guarantee it for you. Now that you know how to prepare Miyan Taushe, when will you try preparing it?

If you find this article helpful, please leave a comment in the comments section below. Thank you.

You are always welcome to northpad for more local northern Nigerian delicacies.

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Abdullahi hamza
Abdullahi hamza
October 13, 2021 9:33 pm

That’s awesome and seriously that’s my favorite especially when it comes to preparing miyan taushe so I was like wow!!

Sani Fatima
October 15, 2021 10:51 pm

A note to thank you for your comment. Really appreciate it.

Ummu Yusuf
Ummu Yusuf
October 14, 2021 10:46 am

Gaskiya the procedure you followed in doing this was Good and simple. And also people will easily learn how to do it especially the miyan taushe.

Sani Fatima
October 15, 2021 10:47 pm
Reply to  Ummu Yusuf

Just wanted to say thank you for your support ad encouragement

Abu Hafsah
October 21, 2021 9:35 pm

A nice recipe. Thank you for sharing this with us. I will surely try this someday.

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