Oveh, pronounced as O-veh in Ebira tribe is also known as Water Yam Moimoi in English. As someone whose cultural heritage is Ebira, I can attest that this is one of the most delicious food that is native to Ebira people. I have asked a couple of my friend that are Ebira and they attested to the fact that Oveh is a very delicious meal.
Oveh is made from water yam, a kind of yam known as Evina in Ebira tribe. Similar to how beans (eza) can be used for moimoi, Evina (water yam) can also be made into moimoi known as Oveh.
Oveh can be eaten as a main course meal or supporting meal, and just like apapa, it is also often prepared for special occasions and festive celebrations. In this article, we will take you through the step-by-step process of cooking Oveh in Ebiraland.
Follow the steps provided below accordingly to obtain the best result from cooking the water yam moimoi
The first step involves preparing or getting the the water yam (evinah) and other essential ingredients ready. The processes of getting the water yam and ingredients ready are highlighted below:
The second step involves grinding the water yam and the ingredients that have been prepared in stage 1. The process involved are highlighted below:
The third step involves adding the required seasoning to the blended mixture from step 2. The processes are highlighted below:
The fourth step involves wrapping and cooking of the mixture obtained from step 3. The processes are detailed below:
After cooking the Oveh until it is well cooked, firm and ready to be served, the fifth step is where you serve the Oveh. The serving process is provided below:
Oveh, or Water Yam Moimoi, is a unique and dish that reflects the rich food heritage of Ebiraland. It is a delicacy that is cherished by the Ebira people of Ebiraland and enjoyed during special occasions and gatherings such as festivals. By following this simple guide, you can recreate the authentic taste of Oveh in your own kitchen and experience the delightful flavors of Ebiraland cuisine.
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