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How Flo Chinyere Prepares Bitterleaf Soup with Achi as a Thickener



According to Flo Chinyere, there are different types of thickeners one can use in preparing Bitterleaf Soup. They include Cocoyam, Achi, Ofo and Quaker’s Oats. All others are all-purpose flour, yam, potatoes, cornflour or corn starch. But these do not give the authentic taste and consistency.

In this video, she uses Achi as a thickener to make Bitterleaf soup.


  • 3 to 4 tablespoons dry ground achi
  • Igbo-style washed bitter leaves
  • Palm oil
  • Habanero pepper or cayenne pepper
  • Beef
  • Offals
  • Dry fish
  • Stockfish
  • Crayfish
  • Seasoning cubes
  • Ogiri Igbo
  • Salt to taste

Watch the step by step process below: