How to Prepare Miyan Lalo (Jute Leave Soup)

How to Prepare Miyan Lalo (Jute Leave Soup)

Miyan Lalo recipe/Miyar Lalo also known as Jute Leave Soup or Ewedu Soup in English language is a delicacy specifically consumed in the Northern part of Nigeria and specifically among the Hausa ethnic groups. It is easy to make, tastes good when prepared well, and is enjoyed by a lot of people. This article seeks to teach you how to prepare Miyan Lalo (yadda ake Miyar Lalo)

What are we waiting for? Let’s get started with the ingredients needed to make this sumptuous soup first.


2 bunches of Lalo leaves (Jute leaves)
Fresh pepper, onions, garlic, and ginger
Seasoning cubes and salt to taste
A little potash (kanwa)
2 medium locust beans (daddawa)
3 cups of water
1 cup of palm oil (optional)

Procedure for Preparing Miyan Lalo

STEP 1: Grate or grind your fresh pepper and onions and set them aside.

STEP 2: Pound the locust bean (daddawa) into a fine powder and set it aside as well.

STEP 3: Wash your Lalo leaves properly and cut them into small pieces and set them aside as well.

STEP 4: Wash the meat and put them in a pot over medium heat. Add your grated onions, ginger, and garlic to it. Also, add your seasonings to it and add water. Cover the pot with its lid and allow 30 minutes of cooking time.

STEP 5: Add the grinded daddawa (powdered locust bean) and seasoning cubes with salt to taste too. Cover to cook for 25 minutes.

STEP 6: By now, your meat is well-cooked and soft, Good! Now add the Lalo leaves, then a little potash (kanwa), and a little palm oil (which is optional) to the cooking pot. Allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

STEP 7: Tada! Your Miyan Lalo is ready for consumption.

Swallow that Goes with Miyar Lalo Best

Preferably, take it with Tuwon Shinkafa or Tuwon Masara. You could also take it with Teba (Eba), Tuwon Semo, Tuwon Dawa, and other swallows of your choice.

How to Serve Miyan Lalo

Miyan Lalo is best served hot with a glass of chilled water or your favourite beverage. Interestingly, you could even take it alone.

Occasions to Serve Miyan Lalo Best

It can be taken as any of the 3 basic daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) but preferably, lunch and dinner when it’s fresh. When it is the remnant of the previous day, you could take it as breakfast in form of dumame (double fire)

How to Store Miyan Lalo

When refrigerated with a constant power supply, it can last for days. However, in the absence of a refrigerator, you could warm it morning and evenings. Doing so will make it last a few more days compared to when refrigerated. To avoid all of these and for convenience, you could just make just enough for the present need.

Nutritional Value of Miyan Lalo

Miyar Lalo recipe is low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and C, riboflavin, folate, and iron.

Furthermore, it appears to contain larger levels of the above vitamins and minerals. This is due to the fact that a cooked cup of jute leaves contains almost three times the amount of leaves.


If you carefully follow the above procedures carefully, you should be able to arrive at the actual Miyar Lalo recipe you intend to have. As you have seen, it isn’t difficult at all. All you need to do is make up your mind and try it. When you do, share with us your experience in the comments section.

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