Ose Oji: Nigerian Spiced Peanut butter dip

Nigerian Spiced Peanut butter dip is a blend of peanuts, peppers and some aromatic Nigerian spices. It's a popular feature in traditional ceremonies of people of the igbo extraction in Nigeria.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Igbo, Nigerian
Keyword ose oji, spiced peanut butteer
Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Chichi Uguru


  • 16 oz / 454g salted peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp ground calabash nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp ground crayfish
  • 1 Tbsp dry ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp bouillon powder
  • 2 Tbsp neutral flavored oil optional


  • Mix the dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a bowl of a stand mixer with the flat beater attachment whip up the peanut butter for about 2 minutes then add all the ingredient mix into the peanut butter.
  • Mix till well incorporated
  • If the peanut butter seems too dry, add the oil and mix.
  • Transfer to a clean jar use immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks


You can make this in a food processor as well just add all the ingredients and mix too well incorporated. Sometimes the peanut nut butter may be a bit too stiff to mix. You can pop it into the microwave for 30 secs to soften it If you don't want to use a food processor or mixer, you can also mix by hand. You will need to pop the peanut butter in the microwave for abounds t 30 secs to soften the peanut butter and make it easier for you to mix it by hand.