Friday, May 12, 2006

Nigerian Recipe: Moin Moin

Moin Moin


2.palm or vegetable oil


1.peel beans, soak to soften then grond.
2.mix thoroughly, add palm or vegetable oil, onions,egg,fish,and seasoning and mix together.3.put water in the pot and leave to boil.
4.put the mixed beans in the leaves, wrap and put inside the pot.
5.cook for 30-40 minutes,
6.leave to cool, then serve.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Nigerian Dish - Egusi Soup



1.palm oil
2.fresh beef ,smoked fish,smoked dry fish.

3.chopped onions.

4.gronded egusi.

5.gronded crayfish.

6.fresh pepper.


8.salt to taste.


10. tomatoes

Preparation a pot on fire add the beef chopped onions ,seasoning and cook for12mins.

2.pour the stock into a bowl.and put back the pot on fire

3.pour the palm oil in the pot and add the tomatoes,pepper,onions until tender

4.then add stock,beef,smoked fish,smoked dry fish and stir thoroughly.

5.add salt seasoning and cook for 20 to 25 mins and add the vegetable and stir in greens, allow to
simmer for10 mins.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Nigeria Recipes - Amala - Lafun - Ojojo - Diffo



Cassava preparation

1.peel the cassava tubers and soak for 3 days untill soft.
2.remove and mash with the hands.
3.spread and dry on a clean dry surface.
4.grind to powder and sieve to remove strands.

This is your lafun flour.



Lafun flour cassava flour


1.put water to boil in a pot allow the water to continue boiling for sometime.
2.bring down the pot and add the lafun flour a little at a time untill it is smooth and thick.
3.serve hot with soup of your choice.



1.a small tuber of wateryam.
2.diced onions.
3.chopped dry pepper.
4.groundnut oil.
5.a cup of water.


1.peel the water yam and grate into a bowl,add water if it is too thick.
2.add the diced onions and the chopped dry pepper and mix thouroghly.
3.add salt and pepper to taste.
4.scoop a little at a time with a spoon and fry in hot oil until light brown.
serve with pap.



1. gunea corn.
2. bean
3. grountnut.
4. salt
5. pepper
6. seasoning.


1. cook beans and guinea corn untill tender.
2. when it is well cooked remove from the haet and mixwith groundnut flour,salt,pepper and seasoning. then serve.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Nigerian Recipes - African Cassava Salad(Tapioca)

African Cassava Salad - Tapioca

1.dry sliced cassava

2.palm oil
4.ugba sliced oil bean sead. egg or leaf.



10.cooked meat, pomo and dryfish.


1.soak the dry cassava in a warm water for 3 to 5 mins to soften, then drain off the
2.put some palm oil in a pot,enough to go round the cassava, add some of the
disolved potash 3.add a little hot water,sliced garden egg or leaf, ground crafish and pepper,and the cooked meat,pomo,dryfish etc
4.set the pot on fire towarm alittle and stir to mix properly, add the cassava.
5.put the pot down and stir to a uniform mix
and serve.

Nigerian Dish - UGBA (Oil Bean Salad)

Our second dish is called UGBA (Oil Bean Salad)


1.sliced oil bean sead.

2.palm oil.

3.dissolved potash.

4.dry pepper.




1.put some palm oil in a bowl

2.add some disolved potash into the it and stir untill the colour changes and it gives a soapy taste.
3.add salt,pepper,seasoning, crayfish and any other desired ingredients to taste.
4.pour the oil bean seed of the desired quantity into it.

5.stir untill properly mixed and served.


Nigerian Recipes - Akara

The very recipe i will posting on my blog is call Akara. It is a delicious meal that is made from black-eye beans.

Akara's are traditionally fried in palm oil but you can use half palm oil and half vegetable oil or replace it all together with vegetable oil. If you don't wish to remove the skins from the black eye beans simply puree them in a food processor thoroughly.

4-6 Portions

Preparation Time: 15 minutes plus 6-8 hours soaking of the beans
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

What you need.

* 250g black-eye beans
* 1 red chilli, finely chopped
* 1 onion small onion, chopped
* 150ml water
* maldon salt
* palm oil or vegetable oil for deep frying


1. Preparation: Pick over the black eye beans removing any bad ones. Soak the beans overnight in cold water.or for 5 mins
2. Rub the beans between the palms of your hands to remove the skins from the beans. Pour water over the beans rinse to,remove the skin and drain the beans thoroughly.
3. Place the beans with the chilies pepper and onions in a food processor and blend them to a, smooth paste. put the mixture into a bowl and add salt, spices and a little water to make it light gradually stir with a wooden spoon until you have a thick paste.
4. Heat the oil till smoke appears in a large saucepan.
5. Deep fry a tablespoon of the mixture at a time turn frequently on each side until they are golden brown. Drain the oil from the akara and serve with hot sauce or salt, as a snack, an appetizer, or a side dish.

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