Yam and gungo soup

Yam and gungo (pigeon pea) soup

Category: Soup, Starter/snack, Main meal | Serves: 6

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 50 minutes


1 can (400g) pigeon peas (gungo)

2 litres water

2 cloves garlic, crushed

400g yams, peeled and cubed

2 stalks of spring onions

1 large green pepper

1 whole scotch bonnet or chilli

3 sprigs of thyme

6 whole pimentos

  1. Peel then chop the yams into medium sized chunks.
  2. Finely chop the pimentos, garlic and onion.
  3. Boil the peas and yams until almost cooked (about 20 minutes).
  4. Add all other ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes until the broth thickens.

Nutritional information

Yam and Gungo Soup