Healthy Eba (Garri) – Nigeria 55th Independence day post
Lol! Healthy Garri! Hahahahahahahahahaha! Please stop! There is no such thing. Garri is carbs is carbs is carbs. However, adding vegetables to your eba, does make it a little bit healthier.
I know people turn up their noses at the thought of green eba, but it’s not that strange of a concept. If you think about it, it’s the same way we have pasta and chips that are “vegetable fortified” these days. I had seen the “Ebbage” trend on the internet popularized by the lovely Dunni of Dooney’s Kitchen, and I had initially turned up my nose at the idea of coloring eba too, but this seemed like the perfect idea for an independence day post. Having tried this now, trust me, it doesn’t taste any different from regular eba.
For the green eba, I blended 3 cups of spinach, 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 a green bell pepper. The green bell pepper was not necessary for the color, I just thought it might add some flavor. It didn’t really, lol. One green bell pepper does have 150% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C though.
I started off with 1/2 a cup of boiling water and 1/2 cup of garri.
Next, I added in the blended spinach and pepper and the remaining 1/2 cup of garri. The picture below looks kind of icky doesn’t it? Trust me, it’s all fine when done.
Stir till everything comes together. Remember not to cook too long, or you start to destroy the vitamin C from the green bell pepper, and the eba will start to turn brown. I also made some regular eba for my Nigerian flag.
Finally, I took a bowl and shaped each rectangular portion of the flag.
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