Isha is an Urhobo delicacy made from brown beans. It is prepared mostly during special occasions or festivities. The sweetness of the beans combined with native spices makes this dish something to die for. Unlike the Yoruba Gbegiri, Isha is prepared whole, with the skin and all. It is not mashed or grinded. Looking for a new dish to try at home, then this is the dish for you. 😀 Absolutely delicious.
Now let’s cook!
The ingredients are minimal but pack a punch.
The Isha is ready! 🙂 Akpo miemie! Enjoy some Johnson Ajan here if you are an Urhobo or a lover of Urhobo music. It is titled “Ese”. You should see me now doing the Catch your gulder dance. 😀 Wondering why an Itsekiri girl loves Johnson Ajan? For your information, my Mum is Urhobo. 😉
Here is a handy printable.
- Some beef
- 4 rolls of ponmo (cut into 2)
- Some dried fish (deboned)
- 2 cooking spoon palm oil
- 2 cups of brown beans
- 1/2 medium size onion (sliced thinly)
- 2 Urheri (seeds removed)
- 1 cooking spoon crayfish (grinded)
- A handful of dried shrimps (optional)
- Native salt to taste (optional)
- Seasoning cubes
- 1. Boil beans in water with some thinly sliced onion until it is cooked.
- 2. When cooked, add some more water and palm oil and bring to a boil. Then add dried pepper, crayfish, dried shrimps and seasoning cubes.
- 3. Add urheri and cook for 5 minutes. Then add dried fish, meat and meat stock and cook some more.
- 4. Finally add native salt and or cooking salt and cook for a while.
- * Serve warm
- * Serve with starch, boiled yam or plantain.
- * Make the soup thick or light.
- * Remove urheri after cooking.