Ayoyo (Molokhaya leaves) Soup

Ayoyo soup is a green leaf soup enjoyed by tribes in the northern region of Ghana. It’s popularly served with tuo, a maize & cassava meal like dumpling. Ayoyo is the local name for Jews or Jute Mallow or Egyptian Spinach or bush okra. It’s a very nutritious leaf rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, iron, folate and dietary fiber. It’s thought to be a super food so enjoy eating it.


  • 400g Ayoyo leaves
  • 1 medium Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Dawadawa
  • 1/2 Tsp Kawu or Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 Stock cubes or 1 cup stock solution
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste


      1.Blend Ayoyo leaves with 1 cup water.

      2. Mash dawadawa with Tbsp water.
      3. Place all ingredients in a pot except salt and boil. Let it simmer to preferred thickness. Correct seasoning with salt.

    Also refer to video here for step by step

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