Achara Soup (Ngwa and Umuahia-Abia State ceremonial soup). Fetch Achara, peal as many layers as possible until you have got to softer layer.Cut into pieces with hand according to the quantity you need . Wash it,put in the pot,steam with salt,little water,knor,onions,pepper.Put the pot down after like 5 minutes and remove the water any it didn’t dry up well.Set another pot on stove or cylinder ,watch meat,stock fish,dried fish preferably with warm water.Put them on fire to steam and add the same ingredients you added in the achara.While on fire, prepare vegetable or any kind of leaf you wish to use but I personally recommend bitter leaf(olugbu) or ukazi or uziza.After like 15 minutes, add ticking agent if you like to add egusi especially egusi cake it will be ok. Add the achara and leave to cook together for like 10 minutes then add ukazi. Bring down the pot after 3-5 minutes. Achara soup is ready.Best served with Akpu.