YOUR KITCHEN: The easy way to make Nigerian cow leg (Bokoto) pepper soup recipe

Nigerian cow leg (Bokoto) pepper soup recipe

Who does not like it the savoury and spicy taste of pepper soup? It is a  huge staple and it also serves as an appetizer for Nigerian parties.


1/2 cow leg cut into small pieces

1 medium-sized onion

2 thumb sized ginger


1/2 cup oil

2 spoons ground fresh pepper (ata rodo) OR MORE

2 seasoning cubes

4 cups water or enough to almost cover the meat

4 Scent leaves


1. Pressure cook the cow leg with water, 1 seasoning cube, salt, a pinch of thyme and curry. Once the pot starts wheezing, wait for 10 minutes (Depending on your pressure cooker) before turning off the heat.

  1. Pound the ginger together with onion, pepper, the remaining seasoning cube, then stir-fry for about a minute with another pinch of thyme.
  2. Add the pressure cooked soft cow leg and stock, then stir. Check for salt and general taste. Cover and leave to simmer for about 2 minutes. Let the taste and aroma of the meat and sauce come together and mesmerize you and neighbours.
  3. Satisfied with the salt, turn off the heat and just drop into the pot, your scent leaves and stir for the last time before serving hot.


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