Homemade Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix

Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix, Nigerian Pepper Soup ingredients,Homemade Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix

Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix is so easy to make and the aroma is a lot better than the pre-packed ones you get at the stores.
 Apart from the fresh aroma, you also know what goes into your Pepper Soup Spice mix , with no additives or preservatives added into it.
 Here’s how to prepare it.

 Ingredients for Homemade Nigerian Pepper Soup Spice Mix

 You’ll need:
 * 6 to 8 pieces calabash Nutmeg
 * 8 pieces Negro pepper (Uda seeds)
 * 1 tablespoonful seeds of Aligator pepper (Atariko/Ulima seed)
**this makes about 3 tablespoonful pepper soup spice mix
Note: some people add dried ginger roots and cubeb peppers(uziza seeds) to their mix, so feel free to add a little if you want to. 


*First roast the Calabash Nutmeg on a frying pan until it begins to turn dark brown and you can smell its lovely aroma. Gently peel off the outer skin and take out the seed inside. 

*Now, combine the calabash nutmeg, Negro pepper (Uda seeds) and Aligator pepper(Atariko/Ulima seeds) in a blender, and grind to a fine powder.

 Pour into an airtight container and store in a dry place. This pepper soup spice mix keeps for up to a year if stored properly.

Now you have Your Homemade  Pepper soup Spice, for use in any Nigerian Pepper soup recipe.

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  1. ummu aman
    November 7, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    welldone. please what about fried rice, jollof rice, and all purpose spice mix

    • November 10, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Hi Ummu Aman , I would be posting one next week, hope you are subscribed to our website , so that you can get the recipe by email.
      The subscribe button is at the top left side of the page, but on mobile, it is below the page.
      Stick around dearie, you’ll be glad you did ?

  2. Omolola Adetunji
    May 6, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Please where can one get these raw spices in new jersey USA,kindly suggest thank you

  3. Omolola Adetunji
    May 6, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    Please where can I get this raw spices?am in USA,kindly suggest thank you

  4. Anonymous
    March 20, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Wow, this post is fastidious, my sister is analyzing such things, thus I am going to tell her.

    August 23, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    NK is it advisable to use uda together with the seeds? My mum used to remove the seeds saying it's bitter but I noticed that most people blend it together with the seeds. Please kindly explain more on this

  6. Sylvy GRA
    April 27, 2017 / 11:47 am

    Keep up the good work. Will simply try it out dis weekend

  7. Sylvy GRA
    April 27, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Keep up d good work

    • Olanipekun Deborah
      June 16, 2020 / 3:44 pm

      Pls, I need spice mix for chicken, beef and fish stew. Thx

  8. Henry Igwe
    April 17, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    wonderful information.please have you any ideal on banga spice too?

  9. gbemitosin
    December 22, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    Pls what is another name for these ingredients outside Nigeria?

  10. Geraldine Matiwane
    December 10, 2016 / 4:27 am

    How long can one store these spices for ?

  11. Adeola Oyebisi
    June 25, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    Pls wht I the name of this ingredient in yoruba if I want to buy cos I live in Ibadan

  12. Faxel
    June 21, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Good work dear keep it up.

  13. Faxel
    June 21, 2016 / 7:10 am

    Good work dear keep it up.

  14. Anonymous
    March 19, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Thanks for the recipe please do i have to peel out the seed of the negro pepper before blending it, if yes which part should i use, the seed or the skin? thanks.

  15. Anonymous
    December 17, 2015 / 9:10 am

    Thanks for the recipe; it's always healthier to prepare yours at home. At least you are sure of the mix you are using.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      Exactly 🙂

  16. Dairo
    April 7, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Am yet to get aligator pepper for my pepper soup mix, please can u suggest any other recipe i can use in stead of aligator pepper or can i use dried cameron pepper?Thanks for this piece.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 9, 2015 / 4:39 pm

      You can prepare it without the aligator pepper, a lot of people only make use of calabash Nutmeg and Negro pepper (Uda seeds).

  17. Anonymous
    September 19, 2014 / 10:48 am

    thanks for this stepwise explanation on how to prepare my own pepper soup spice mix. But how do I get the seeds out of the aligator pepper?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 22, 2014 / 9:25 am

      You're welcome. Simply,Cut it open and pick out the seeds with a knife.Some of the seeds will fall out on their own, when you cut it open.

  18. kume
    September 17, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Do you know where I can buy calabash nutmeg for the pepper soup online?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 19, 2014 / 9:05 am

      Sorry Kume, I don't have an idea.

  19. kume
    September 17, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Do you know where I can buy calabash nutmeg for the pepper soup online?

  20. Anonymous
    September 17, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Hello, Thanks for posting the recipe. I will definitely try it, however, I am unable to find the calabash nutmeg online. Do you have any suggestions? thanks and God bless… Kume

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 19, 2014 / 9:18 am

      THanks Kume, you can get it at most African stores.

  21. Anonymous
    September 4, 2014 / 12:37 am

    Thanks for this piece God bless u

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 3:16 pm

      You're welcome 🙂

  22. Anonymous
    July 24, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    Thanks for this Nky.i so love what you are doing.keep it up.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks Hun 🙂

  23. Victoria Amaraizu
    July 24, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Thanks a lot for this

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 4:54 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  24. Anonymous
    June 19, 2014 / 4:49 am

    I'm planning on making goat meat pepper soup and I can't wait to make the spices for myself. I live in South Africa and I'm still hunting for ingredients. One question,can goat meat pepper soup serve as a starter?….thank you thank you for your work:)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 21, 2014 / 3:30 pm

      Yes Hun, goat meat pepper soup cam also serve as a starter, and do let me know if you are able to get the ingredients 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    June 6, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Hi, please recommend a ready mix pack. I live in London. I don't know where to get the ingredients to make my own mix.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 9, 2014 / 8:26 am

      Hi dear, check at any Nigerian Store near you, you'll surely find one.

  26. Cake Treats
    April 23, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    Your recipe is also lovely in dis area. Only God can truly reward you for this good work you're doing. Only that I want recipe on different types of sauce. Thank you so very much. Regard to your family.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 24, 2014 / 1:02 am

      Thanks dear, what other sauces would you like to see ?

  27. olaide
    January 28, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    I am addicted to pepper soup, so i make it every week.I have been looking for how to make my own, pepper soup spice mix,no more buying for me ooooo. thanks girlfrnd

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 30, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      you're welcome hun 🙂

  28. Anonymous
    January 24, 2014 / 11:56 am

    Tanks 4 d recipe,I wil giv it a try.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:34 am

      You're welcome dear 🙂

  29. Anonymous
    January 22, 2014 / 10:11 am

    thanks for this recipe, the last pepper soup spice mix i bought tasted weird, now i can make my own.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:33 am

      I also bought one few years back, when I ran out of spices and regretted it…thanks for stopping by.

  30. Catherine Nkeiruka
    January 21, 2014 / 9:35 pm

    Thanks for another nice recipe… The combination of all these ingredients will sure give the pepper soup a nice aroma.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:31 am

      You are welcome , my dear Catherine, they sure will dear 🙂

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2016 / 7:10 am

      Pls do i have to peel out the seed from the abernero pepper before blending it?

    • Anonymous
      March 19, 2016 / 7:16 am

      Pls i meant negro pepper, should i peel it before blending it?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 21, 2016 / 11:57 am

      No you dont have to remove the seeds, you grind it together.

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