This delicacy is from the middle belt particularly Kogi, and it is a major delicacy with the Ebira people. Note that, so much consumption of sesame (beniseeds) can cause stomach irritation so be careful with the quantity you consume.


  • A cup of sesame seeds (beniseeds)
  • Onion
  • A cup of blended red bell pepper, tomato and scotch pepper mix
  • Beef
  • Ponmo (cow skin)
  • Crayfish pieces
  • Crayfish powder
  • A handful of chopped bitter leaf and scent leaves
  • 2 cooking spoon of palm oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. Wash, season and boil your meat and set aside
  2. Pour your sesame seeds into a pot and stir for 2-3 mins
  3. Blend the sesame seeds till a powder texture is achieved
  4. In a separate pot, heat up the oil, fry your chopped onion and tomato – pepper mix
  5. Add your local season and crayfish powder
  6. Add your meat and crayfish pieces to the sauce and stir
  7. Pour in your blended sesame seeds and stir into the sauce
  8. Finally, add in your chopped bitter leaves and scent leaves. Serve your beniseeds soup with any swallow of choice.

Health Benefits of Beniseeds

  • Its contains vitamins
  • Its contains mineral & natural oils that aid in blood pressure management
  • Its aids bone health
  • Manages diabetes
  • Improves skin health etc


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