How to Prepare Your Delicious Miyan Taushe

How to Prepare Your Delicious Miyan Taushe

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 is 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.

How to Prepare Miyan Taushe


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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 Preparing Miyan Taushe

STEP 1: Place the cooking pot over medium heat and add the palm oil or vegetable oil to the pot

STEP 2: Slice your onions and add them to 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 it 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 peanuts; vitamins because of the vegetables; lipids because of the oil; water, etc.


The above-mentioned procedures for making Miyan Taushe when followed carefully 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?

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