Cameroonian groundnut soup

Cameroonian groundnut soup is a soup thickened with roasted blend groundnuts. It is very popular in Africa and taste very delicious.

It is often eaten with dishes like boiled rice , boiled yam. You can prepare this soup with meat , chicken, or fish or stockfish.

Many of my western friends have enjoyed this dish thanks to me. It’s a great soup for those who want to try something different even now and then.

Roasted groundnuts gives rhis soup a unique taste , color and flavour. I love it when mine looks golden brown.

I once tasted a groundnut soup cooked with smoked fish and smoked meat. Honestly, nothing ever thrilled my taste buds like that. I went for the 3th round.

Author: Annuchka Queen

Prep time : 15 mins

Cook time : 45 mins

Yield 6

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  • 1 large finely diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoin salt
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 tablesppon ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon diced parsley
  • 3 blended fresh tomatoes
  • A cup of groundnut paste peanut butter paste ( canned) or roasted blended peanuts
  • 1 blended capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper.
  • 1/2 cup blended crayfish
  • Some hot pepper (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Marinate your chicken overnight or instantly and deep fry, then set aside.
  2. In a semi hot pot , add oil and when heated add some diced onion and fry.
  3. Fry your blended tomatoes and capsicum until abit dry.
  4. Mix groundnut paste and a cup of water and pour into the pot.
  5. Marina te with ginger, garlic , parsley, white pepper, salt and bouillon cubes.
  6. Allow to simmer for 7 to 10 mins open and stir thoroughly
  7. Garnish with some crayfish
  8. Add fried chocken and half cup of water and allow to cook for 5 more mins.
  9. When you find some oil from groundnut at the top of your groundnut soup then you should know that it is ready.
  10. Serve with boiled rice, yam, and boiled sweet potatoes .

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Miss Dinie says:

    Best west African soup after Egusi!!!!


    1. Yes so true . Very delicious and goes so well with rice

      Liked by 1 person

  2. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe


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