Light Soup
CourseFufu, Banku, kokonte
Place of originGhana
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientstomatoes, tomato paste, chili peppers

Light Soup is a local indigenous soup of the Akan people of Ghana. Originally formulated as a 'Tomatoes-Base Sea Fish Light Soup' called 'Nkra Nkra(or Aklor)' for fishermen at the coast of Accra, but over the course of time it evolved into a soup prepared with both 'fish and goat-meat', or 'fish and lamb-meat', or 'fish and beef', or 'exclusively the meat of the livestock of choice', and of which the GaDangmes(or Gas) call 'Toolo Wonu', but their neighbouring 'Akans' call 'Aponkye Nkrakra'. The delicious local indigenous 'Light Soup' of the GaDangme(or Ga) people paved the way for the formulation of GaDangme(or Ga) MEALS such as: (1) 'Komi Ke Aklo(or Aklor), Garnished With Cooked Blended Okro', (2) 'Banku Ke Aklo(or Aklor), Garnished With Cooked Blended Okro', (3) 'Yele(Chops of Boiled-Yam) Ke Aklo(or Aklor)', (4) etc., and similar meals of the 'Toolo Wonu' version, and to name a few: (1) 'Yele(Chops of Boiled-Yam) Ke Toolo Wonu', (2) 'Atomo(Chops of Boiled-Potatoes) Ke Toolo Wonu', (3) etc.[1][2]

Mode of serving

It can be served with Fufu, Banku, kokonte, boiled rice or yam. Boiled okro can be added to it.[3]


The ingredients include tomatoes, tomato paste, chili peppers, onion, salt, ginger, garden eggs, and dry or salted fish and/or meat.

Method of preparation

Lightsoup is prepared by steaming fish or meat with seasonings, onion, garlic and ginger in a saucepan. Tomato paste is then added. Chili peppers, garden eggs and tomatoes are boiled, blended and added to the saucepan. Water is added to bring the soup to its desired thickness. More onions and tomatoes are added, then blended, and the soup is left to simmer. It is then served with dishes like fufu, banku, or konkonte.[4]

See also


  1. ^ (1) Online Reference, By J DZ eagu-kudjodji and others
  2. ^ (1) Online Reference, By J DZ eagu-kudjodji and others, (2) A grammatical sketch of the Akra or Ga-Language - By Johannes Zimmermann.
  3. ^ Contributor, Catherine Forson Agbo. "Appreciating Fufu and Light Soup, One Of Ghana's Dish". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2020-06-25. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)
  4. ^ Sasa, Tuandike (2018-04-18). "How to prepare light soup with dry fish". - Ghana news. Retrieved 2020-06-25.