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My Delicious Egusi Pudding

Egusi pudding

Egusi Pudding is my hubby’s favorite food, particularly when it is served with Bobolo. I am always sure to make him happy when I cook it. He can’t get enough of this food. Me too, I like it, it is full of taste and very nutritive.

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What are Egusi seeds?

The main ingredient of the Egusi Pudding is Egusi seeds. These seeds come from a sort of pumpkin, they are hidden in small shells that need to be cracked to get the seed. I remember those days with my grandma, she used to call me to crack the shells to remove the seeds. I hated doing it because it was time-consuming and tiring.

According to BBC Goodfood, pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including Omega-6 fatty acids. The seed is full of nutrients like iron, calcium, B2, folate, and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A. We can see that we have all good reasons to eat these seeds without any guilt.

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How to cook Egusi Pudding?

Egusi Pudding is easy to cook, you just need to combine all the ingredients, mix them, share the mixture in small bundles, and cook for at least 1 hour. That’s it! nothing more than that. Yes, of course, you need to know the quantity of the ingredients to combine. You can find all this information in the recipe description below. First, the seeds need to be warmed in a pan and blended using a dry blender. After the blending, mix it well with all the other ingredients until well combined. To make the bundle, you can use preferably banana/Bobolo leaves, if not use aluminum foil. In this recipe, I am using the same leaves I used for the Sweet Koki Corn recipe.

Egusi pudding

Egusi pudding

Egusi Pudding is mainly made from a sort of pumpkin seeds. It is very nutritive and full of taste. It can be eaten with any starchy side of your choice. You can enjoy it without any guilt because of its health benefits.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 6 people


  • 800 g dry Egusi
  • 400 g diced beef meat
  • 400 g smoked fish
  • 1 onion
  • 2 habanero pepper
  • 2 black pepper
  • 1 white pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 50 g crayfish
  • salt to taste
  • 500 ml water
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • Check if the Egusi seeds are free from dirt.
  • Warm the seeds in a pan for a few minutes, just to make it easy to grind. Put it aside for a few minutes to cool.
  • Meanwhile, clean the onion and chop it. Blend it together with the habanero pepper.
  • Put the Egusi seed into a blender and blend it dry.
  • Pour the blend into a large bowl. Add water and stir well to get a smooth combination.
  • Add all the other ingredients: the mixture of onion and pepper, ground crayfish, diced beef meat, smoked fish, black & white pepper, eggs, salt, and oil. Mix all together until well combined.
  • Clean the leaves. Place 2 leaves crosswise (on top of each other) over an eating bowl.
  • Pour in a small portion of the Egusi mixture. Join the ends of the leaves to the center and tie them with a kitchen string.
  • Pour a cup of water into a big pot, place a leaf at the bottom, then place the bundle on top. Let it cook for at least 1 hour. Make sure you check and add water regularly to avoid burns.


Keyword cameroon food, Egusi

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  1. Dada says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is just super. I made it and it was so delicious, thanks 🙂

  2. Hulda says:

    Thank you very much!

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