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Egusi Pudding

Egusi Pudding - highly addictive savory bites made with African egusi seeds and chunks of protein and spices. Makes a wonderful snack bites or as side dish.
Course Snacks
Cuisine African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 274kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 cup dried fish
  • ½ pound beef boiled (cut in bite size) , reserve about 1 ½ cup broth
  • 2 cups ground egusi
  • 1/3 ground Cray fish
  • 1 small scotch bonnet pepper minced or 1 teaspoon dried pepper
  • 1-2 bouillon cube or Maggie
  • Salt as needed


  • Boil beef with salt, pepper and some chopped onions in a medium pot until tender. You can add the smoked fish depending on its texture. . Reserve the stock for later use.
  • Add the stock and meat, fish, crayfish, pepper to the egusi. Mix well, until fully combine. Adjust for salt add more if needed.
  • Place egusi mixture into prepared baking cups. Cover with mixture until about three quarters full. Gently place ramekins pans to the large baking pan.
  • Bring the water (to place in the large baking dish) to a light simmer on top of the stove; carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins cups.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour. Let it rest for about 10 minutes or more before removing aluminum foil.
  • Carefully remove aluminum foil with an oven mitten.
  • Let egusi pudding rest for about 10 minutes or more before serving.


Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 450mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 3.6mg