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. 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

  1. Put a clean pot on the fire and pour in your palm oil or vegetable oil.
  2. Slice your onions and put them into the pot.
  3. Allow onions to fry for 3 to 5 minutes under medium heat until it turns brown.
  4. Add in the grinded tomatoes, pepper, and onions. Cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Slice your pumpkin and add to the cooking pot.
  6. Add 2 cups of water to the cooking pot as well.
  7. Add the fish and/or meat to the cooking pot and allow to cook for 20 minutes
  8. Slice additional onions and keep them aside with your chopped spinach (alayyahu).
  9. Add grinded peanuts to the cooking pot and cook for 5 to 8 minutes.
  10. Add your spices (maggi, curry, salt, etc.) and stir the stew well. Allow to cook for 10 minutes
  11. Taste and adjust spices if need be.
  12. Reduce the heat add your onion and chopped spinach and allow to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  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. 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.

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  1. Abdullahi hamza

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

  2. Ummu Yusuf

    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.


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