Traditional Ghanian light Soup

A very popular soup in Ghana. When l visited Tina , l proposed why can’t we cook something Ghanian, she talked of the traditional Ghanian light Soup which I immediately fall in love with at first sight as she described the soup as one of her best. This soup left me wondering where I have been and why I have never tried this soup which is light and easy and above all super delicious.

You can accompany this delicious goodness with, fufu, boiled rice( plain rice )

You can use any meat of your choice. It’s super delicious as Oluchi recounted. It was a west African reunion where 3 ladies from different angles of west African precisely Ghana , Cameroon and Nigeria came together to share their passion and love for food.

Author : Annuchka Queen

Prep time : 5 mins

Cook time : 50mins

Ready: 55 mins

Yield: 5


  • 1/2 kg of Smoked lamb
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 large smoked fish
  • Some salt to taste
  • 1 bouillon cubes
  • A teaspoon each of crushed ginger and garlic (optional)


  1. Diced your meat ( lamb) and steam with a little water for about 15 mins under slow heat.
  2. Add 1 full fresh tomato and onion and cook through for 10 mins
  3. In a food processor, place boiled tomato and onion , diced ginger, garlic and habanero pepper and and tomato paste blend until you obtain a red purée consistency.
  4. Add paste to your meat ( preferably lamb)
  5. Add your bouillon cube and some salt and mix thoroughly until fully incorporated
  6. Cook for another 15 – 20 mins adding a bit of water if necessary.


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