How to make Gbegiri Beans Soup (with Unpeeled Beans)

How to make Gbegiri Beans Soup With (Unpeeled Beans)

Gbegiri Beans Soup  is one of the easiest to prepare. It requires a fewer range of ingredients but Brown beans (drum or honey beans) is the major ingredient in its preparations. Gbegiri is another form of consuming beans which is highly nutritious, it falls within the categories of Moimoi and Akara which are all family of beans.

Gbegiri beans soup is commonly prepared with Peeled  beans. However, peeling  and washing beans before cooking the soup is very time consuming and obviously stressful. Therefore, this content will take you through the process of cooking Gbegiri Beans Soup without peeling the back of the beans

Gbegiri is an indigenous Yoruba soup which is usually combined with ewedu soup and stew accompanied with amala. This combo is often times not easy to resist….. 😋

Gbegiri Beans Soup has excellent nutritional values which includes;

  • Thiamin (vitamin B1) helps convert food into energy which is very important as we need  a substantial energy in the body system.
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) mainly responsible for maintaining healthy blood cells.
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3) reduces risk of heart diseases.
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) aids weight loss and support healthy hair and skin
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) supports brain development and activities of the nervous system.
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7) helps the body metabolize protein and process glucose.
  • Folate or folic acid (Vitamin B9); DNA required for synthesis and for the metabolism of amino acids.
  • Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) it is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body
  • It is also rich in fiber, potassium and protein with very low amount of calories for each serving.



  • Beans (1/2 derica)
  • Water
  • Palm oil (100ml)
  • Locus beans (Iru)
  • Grounded pepper
  • Grounded crayfish
  • Onions (1 big bulb)
  • Dried or smoked fish
  • Salt to taste
  • Seasoning cubes

Cooking Directions

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  • Cook the beans without peeling the back on a low heat. I prefer cooking the beans on a very low heat over night and add enough water. This method will make the beans so soft.
  • Dice the bulb of onion, wash off the dried fish and soak in Salt water.
  • Mash the beans to a smooth paste with a wooden spoon or mashing broom (Ijabe)
  • Pour the beans paste into a pot under a low heat and add palm oil, onions, dried fish, grounded crayfish, grounded pepper, locust beans (iru) and Salt to taste.
  • Adjust the thickness with water and Simmer for 5 minutes or more.



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