How to Make Miyan Zogale (Moringa Soup) – The Fulani Way

Arewa Delicacy

Written by Hameedat Muhammad

June 9, 2020

Moringa leaves have sparked a lot of discovery in the recent modern times, incredibly even without our ancient local people knowing it’s nutritious value, they had moringa soup as one of their top consumable leaves. 

Moringa Oleifera is an efficient antioxidant, it has oxidative compounds that are proven to lower blood pressure and it contains chlorogenic agents that that may help moderate blood sugar levels, among many of its medicinal advantages as stated by Healthline, it can also reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and protect the body against arsenic toxicity.

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If you are one of those who have been recently into moringa because of its abundant nutritious and medicinal values, then it is likely you are only privy to its recipe as salad, local moringa soup recipe might be alien to you. If it is, then it would be our pleasure to unveil to you the ingenious moringa soup recipe of the indigenous people of Adamawa. Here is a way to enjoy this highly medicinal supplement deliciously.

Zogale as it is known in Hausa, the yola people call it Kaabije or Bisa. There’s a disagreement on whether the recipe is identified as an original dish of the Fulani people, the soup is known in many tribes so its originality cannot be easily traced. However, in the recipe we’ll be giving here, we will give it to you the Fulani way, you will see how it is made in its most local process, which is made with the conscious effort to preserve its natural essence. You can check the list of some local Hausa foods and their English names.

So enough stalling, let’s get to cooking. 


Moringa leaves

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Groundnut paste

Red pepper



Sliced onion

Spices and seasonings

Seasonings and spices


Picture of potash


Step 1

Boil the beans until soft.

Step 2

Cut the onions, grind the pepper and add to the beans along with the ginger.

Step 3

Allow it to steam for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the moringa leaves.

Step 5

Drop a tiny grain of potash.

Step 6

Allow it to cook for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add a scoop of groundnut paste to the soup until it thickens.

Step 8

Add the seasonings and spices to your taste. 

Step 9

Allow it to cook for 5-10 minutes, stir occasionally.

There you have your Zogale soup the Fulani way, served with any swallow food of your choice.

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  1. Fatima

    Wow, this is incredible I just learned another recipe thanks to this blog.


    Table 1 ). On the other hand, highest calcium content of Morniga for summer sample was leaf while the lowest was stalk. In Taiwan, the leaves and stems of Moringa are used as vegetables and the stalks are used for soup or stew.


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