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16 Nigerian Recipes Everyone Needs To Try

It's more than jollof rice.

Consisting of delicious stews, starchy vegetables, and aromatic spices all around, Nigerian cuisine is home to some of the tastiest savory flavors in the world.

Whether you're looking to cook more this year, are curious about West African dishes, or simply want a break from your usual weeknight dinner routine, you'll want to read this primer on Nigerian food. From Jollof rice and pounded yams, to pepper soup and beef stew, here are the classic Nigerian dishes every aspiring home chef needs to try.

1. Jollof rice

2. Pounded yam

3. Pepper Soup

4. Efo Riro

5. Egusi Soup

6. Akara

7. Dodo

8. Puff puff

9. Beef Stew

10. Suya

11. Ewa Agoyin

12. Boli

13. Ofada Stew

14. Okro (or Okra) Soup

15. Moin moin

16. Garri

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