Ẹ̀bà originated from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria and refers to a starchy meal made from processed Cassava flour. Fresh starchy cassava roots are dried, ground, and roasted to produce the popular African cassava (manioc) flour known as Garri. Ẹ̀bà is then prepared in hot boiling water with the Garri.

Also known as “Utara” amongst the Igbo People of southeastern Nigeria, this carbohydrate-rich meal is often eaten with tasty African soups and stews, garnished with beef, stockfish, turkey and many other fleshy protein options.

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