Obe Ata Dindin (Buka Stew) : Nigerian Fried Pepper Stew


obe ata dindin , buka stew ,restaurant style pepper stew

                                           Obe Ata Dindin (Buka Stew)..Fried Pepper Stew

     Obe Ata Dindin(Buka stew) is a Nigerian Fried pepper stew,very common in restaurants and local food kiosks. 
     It is a spicy ,savory stew made with tomatoes, hot peppers and spices.
    If you are longing for that Buka or mamaput style pepper stew, here’s the Obe Ata Dindin stew recipe for you.. Enjoy!

 Obe Ata Dindin ( Buka Stew ) ingredients:

*10 whole tomatoes

*2 large red bell peppers/tatashe
*4 scotch bonnets/atarodo
*100ml Palm oil
*2 medium-sized onions
*1 teaspoon garlic powder or A garlic clove
*500grams of assorted meat(beef,shaki(tripe),ponmo)
*2 tablespoonful ground crayfish(optional)
*4 hard boiled eggs(optional)
*Salt to taste 
* 1 stock cube or any seasoning of choice

Direction for cooking Buka Stew/ Obe ata dindin :
Before you start with the Obe ata stew:
*Cook or boil the meat you would be using  and Set aside for later use

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*If you want to add eggs, then also boil them beforehand, peel of the shell and set aside.

Now to prepare this Buka stew
* Add  the pepper, tomatoes and one onion in a blender and blend(you can also make use of canned stewed tomatoes if you don’t have fresh tomatoes)…make sure to add little water as you blend, but if you end up with a watery mixture, simply add it to a pot and boil to remove excess liquid.

* Next, place  a pot on medium heat , pour in the Palm oil , heat it up until is very hot(but not smoking), then add the meat and fry until dry. Then take them out and set aside.

*  Now add an onion(shredded) into the hot oil, fry a bit and then add the blended tomato & pepper mix.  Cook until the mixture loses its sour taste, or until you begin to see the oil rise to the top.

*  Next , add the garlic powder, bouillon cubes (maggi /knorr cubes) , ground crayfish and salt to taste.You can also add more seasoning if you like to.   Mix thoroughly, cover and leave to cook for 2 minutes.

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* Add the fried meat, mix well, cover the pot, simmer for 5 minutes and put off the heat.

* Add the boiled eggs and your Buka Stew/Obe Ata dindin is ready ..ENJOY.

You can use the Obe ata dindin stew for Jollof Rice, plain Boiled  Rice, Boiled Yam , Obe ila /obe ilasa , Fried Plantain,  Boiled Sweet Potatoes , Boiled Irish Potatoes, Fried Yams and also combined with other Nigerian soups.


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obe ata dindin , buka stew,restaurant style pepper stew
Obe Ata Dindin (Buka Stew)..Fried Pepper Stew

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* Bitter leaf Soup (Ofe Onugbu) 
* Nigerian Mixed Vegetable Sauce
* Nigerian Beef Stew
* Banga Soup : Urhobo Isoko Banga Soup Recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Stew
* How to Cook Okazi Soup (Ukazi Soup)
* Obe Ata Dindin : Nigerian Fried Pepper Stew
* How to Cook Edikang Ikong Soup 
* Nigerian Tomato Stew(Vegan Stew)
* How to Cook Afang Soup
* Nigerian Pepper Soup
* Nigerian Ogbono Soup :How to Cook Ogbono  Soup
* Nigerian Fish Stew (Obe Eja Tutu) 
* How to Cook Nigerian Egusi Soup(Ofe Egusi/Obe Efo Elegusi)

By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Peggy Scriven
    April 3, 2019 / 1:04 am

    Loving these recipes. Not sure hih to get some of the ingredients, but I am working on it

  2. Chinyere Ugoala
    July 7, 2017 / 12:04 pm

    Thank you so much ma'am, I just tried the stew and it came out so nice, wish I can snap it and send to you.

  3. Anonymous
    January 10, 2017 / 11:30 am

    tanks for d vita info…..

  4. Anonymous
    January 10, 2017 / 11:29 am

    tank u for dis vita info.

  5. Eyonsa Susan
    May 31, 2016 / 12:59 pm

    How do I use garlic clove?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:20 pm

      Hi Susan, Peel and grind with the onions and tomatoes.

  6. Eyonsa Susan
    May 31, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    How do I use garlic cloves?

  7. Damilare Ogunnaike
    May 13, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    And no water is added too? I tried this once without water and the stew was all clogged up!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 2, 2016 / 10:19 pm

      Hi Damilare, if you make use of fresh tomatoes, the stew won't ''clog up'', but you can always add a little liquid if your stew turns out too thick for your preference.

  8. EBONY
    August 18, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Fantastic! No more buka during lunch break…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 19, 2015 / 10:57 pm

      yes oo 🙂

  9. tobi
    May 6, 2015 / 9:26 am


    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2015 / 9:59 am


  10. Anonymous
    January 30, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Can one use those long dry pepper?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 4, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Yes, but watch it, they are very hot.

  11. Obianuju Nwobodo
    October 6, 2014 / 3:22 pm

    Hi hi! Thanks so much for this! But one question pls. The palm oil, it will turn to groundnut oil if you are using it to fry the meat. Can't I fry the meat with groundnut oil and heat up the palm oil for cooking the stew. Just to be sure. God bless ya

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 7, 2014 / 9:05 am

      Hi dear,You can fry the meat separately with vegetable oil, but make sure that you heat up the palm oil until it starts to smoke. This gives the stew a unique taste.

  12. Ify Ezeanya
    October 1, 2014 / 4:45 am

    Please can you post d video of ds stew?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 1, 2014 / 3:33 pm

      Hi Ify, the video is on the page, just before the list of ingredients.

  13. Anonymous
    February 7, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    Hello,Cant see were the meat stock was added,pls help.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 11, 2014 / 11:18 am

      No meat stock is used in obe ata dindin . You can save your meat stock and use it for other recipes.

  14. ose
    February 5, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Tnk u so much for sharing. Going to try evrything one after another. God bless u.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 6, 2014 / 11:19 am

      Thanks dear, and do let me know if I can be of any help 🙂

  15. Didi
    November 22, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Just tried the recipe and I got the distinctive taste!!on to the next recipe…Thanx for sharing…

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2013 / 10:14 pm

      Thanks Didi, you are so welcome 🙂