Akara, or fried beans cake, is a popular breakfast option in Nigeria. You can buy Akara on the roadside or make your own batch at home. Size and chili spice content also vary.
Serves – 8 people
700g of brown beans (1 big tin)
Red bell pepper (Tatashe pepper)
Bonnet pepper (Atarodo)
2 large onion bulbs
Salt to taste
Soak the beans in water for 20-30 minutes then wash to remove the thin outer coat.
Wash the beans to remove the brownish outer coat, keep squeezing, washing and sieving till you are left with the white beans.
Add all of them (beans, onions, atarodo and tatashe) in a small clean bucket and take to the commercial grinding mill to grind.
After grinding, pour your paste in a bowl and with a wooden spoon whisk the paste till the mixture is light and fluffy.
Step 5While still in the bowl, add seasoning cubes and salt to taste. Taste the entire mixture.
Pour Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil into a deep pot or frying pan, scoop the paste with a spoon and drop in hot oil.
Fry till golden brownStep 8Serve with Bread, Custard, Pap, Agidi or Eko and Garri.
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