Hello lovelies, how are you and your wonderful family doing today? Trust you are basking in the euphoria of good health?
Today, I will be teaching how to make hot best Akara everyone will enjoy. Yes, you heard me well. Try it out and make sure everyone around have a bite. We enjoyed it, twas indeed best and so delicious.
Akara also known as beans cake is a Nigerian deep fried snack made out of beans paste. It is a delicious snack enjoyed by many and can be taken with bread, pap/custard, agidi and the likes. I get the feel of mine with a very soft fresh from oven bread, lol!
The beans paste is also used in the preparation of moi moi. Beans Flour can also be used in the preparation of Akara and moi moi, but in my recipe I used beans paste.
The preparation of Akara does not require too much ingredients. With Beans, pepper, onion, stock cube and vegetable oil, you have a delicious beans cake.
A good knowledge is needed in the preparation of Akara compared to that of moi moi. Moi moi is easier. Relax, my priority has always been to make cooking a lot of fun. I will take you through the preparation, and make it a lot more easier.
To Make Hot Best Akara Everyone Will Enjoy
2 cups black eye beans(Potiskum)
1 medium onion
2 small fresh pepper
1 stock cube
Salt to taste
Water for washing and mixing
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Pick the stones and dirt in the beans
Put the beans in a bowl, add little water and wash of the the outer skin of the beans immediately. Don’t soak the beans in water before washing as this will make the skin of the beans difficult to peel.
Blend the beans to have a smooth paste, blend, onion, pepper, add to the beans paste including salt and stock cube.
Transfer to the mortar, add little water at time, using a pestle, moving it in a circular motion grind on a high speed. When you notice it has doubled in size and become more whitish in colour, it’s time to be scooped the Akara batter into the hot oil.
Note: This should be done in bits especially if you are making large quantity.
In an empty dry pot, add enough vegetable oil for deep frying, leave to heat. With a spoon, scoop in the batter , fry on both sides on medium heat.
My hot best Akara is ready!
Serve hot and enjoy!
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