Fried Palm Oil Stew – How to Cook Palm Oil Stew

Palm oil stew

Fried Palm Oil Stew Recipe – How to make Palm Oil Stew

We all love a good stew, and this recipe for palm oil stew will leave you begging for more. A traditional dish made with palm oil, tomatoes, tatashe, onions, pepper, and various spices; fried palm oil stew is another popular dish in Nigeria.

The meat is often beef, or chicken but can also be fish or crab. The palm oil, onions, and tomatoes are fried together with bell pepper and other spices.

This is a delicacy that is a staple dish in some parts of the world, including Africa. It is a popular recipe in countries like Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, the Republic of Benin (Cotonou), Togo, and can be eaten by people of all ages. Palm oil stew is a hearty dish with a lot of different flavors and ingredients especially when Iru (locust bean) is added to the stew.

The palm oil stew recipe is simple, using ingredients you may already have in your pantry.

Are you looking for a recipe to spice up your dinners? Give this palm oil stew recipe a try, and see just how quick and easy cooking can be.

What is Palm Oil Stew?

Fried palm oil stew is a slowly cook food, which results in a soup-like food called a stew. The main ingredients are palm oil, and tomatoes, Pepper, tatashe, onions, which is used for many different dishes and is also a staple in many parts of Africa. A hearty, slow-cooked stew with rich flavors of palm oil; make this dish a delicious option.

Different Names and Ways to Make Palm Oil Stew

  • Palm Oil Stew Ghana
  • African palm oil stew Recipe
  • Palm Oil Stew with Iru
  • Palm Oil Based Stew
  • Spicy Ingredients for Red Oil Stew
  • How to Cook Palm Oil Stew with Chicken
  • Obe Ata Stew
  • Yoruba Stew – How to Make Yoruba Stew
  • Buka Stew

Fried Palm Oil Stew – How to Cook Palm Oil Stew


  • Tatashe – Red Bell Peppers
  • Scotch bonnet (Ata rodo)
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 2 large onions
  • Assorted meats
  • 4 Boiled Eggs (Optional)
  • 1.5 cups Palm oil
  • 2 Tbsp iru (Locust beans) optional
  • Kpomo (pomo) cow skin
  • 2 Tablespoons Crayfish 
  • 3 seasoning Cubes
  • Salt to taste


Instructions on How to make Palm Oil Stew

  1. Blend the fresh tomatoes, tatashe (bell peppers), Atarodo, and onions together. On a separate plate slice 1/2 size onion (chopped)
  2. Secondly, wash and season your meat, and cook to tender (soften).
  3. Thirdly, in a dry pot, Heat the palm oil (some people bleached their palm oil while some add vegetable oil a little bit). Well for this recipe I did not add vegetable oil nor bleach my palmoil.
  4. Stir in your chopped onions, and stir fry for 20 seconds before adding the blended tomato, pepper, and tatashe. Stir consistently until the water evaporated (dry).
  5. Lastly, add your meat stock with the meat, pomo inclusive, and stir thoroughly taste salt and add the seasoning cubes; thereafter allow to simmer for like 8 -10mins.

Finally, remove from the stove and add in your boiled eggs ready to serve. Delicious Ofada Sauce Recipe

Serving Suggestions

Serve with Rice, potatoes, spaghetti, or yam. It can also be eaten with ewedu or Okra soup and served with your favorite “Swallow”



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