Nigerian Akara Recipe also is known as beans cake. This the traditional method of Akara Recipe but I want to tell you guys that it’s the easiest and the most delicious recipe so far. Do you know what?
It’s my mom’s recipe, this recipe has been in existence even before I was born and it’s still the best so far.
It contains simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen with no extra cost. I call it yummy Akara recipe under budget.
Nevertheless, it’s very simple and straight forward like I’ve said earlier. The inside is tender and fluffy and the exterior of the Akara is crunchy and crispy.
This Nigerian Akara recipe is tested and trusted because I’ve made this uncountable times. And each time it comes out so delicious and yummy!
I’m glad to tell you that… It can be paired with pap or custard for a fabulous breakfast especially on Saturdays.
Let me quickly describe what to do before the real frying starts
The first thing to do is to soak the Akara beans; I love to use honey beans for my Akara Recipe because it tastes better and delicious. Also, the beans coat is so easy to remove with hands in a few minutes, unlike the black eye beans.
But if you would prefer the black eye beans, just soak as well for about 30 minutes. For easy removal of the beans coat, add bit by bit into your blender and add some water, on and pulse immediately two times and the beans is ready to be washed.
After the successful peeling of the beans, soak for another 30 minutes before blending. This is done in other to soften the beans because we would need little or no water to blend. We don’t want watery batter.
Akara batter must not be like Moimoi batter, it must be thicker.
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Akara: Best Nigerian Akara Recipe.
- 2 cups beans (honey/black eye beans)
- 2 medium-size onions
- 2 scotch bonnet pepper (Atarodo)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon salt
- frying oil
- Soak the beans for 30 minutes
- Wash and remove the beans coat.
- Blend with 1 onion, and garlic clove. Do not add so much water to blend, make sure the beans is soft enough before blending.
- Turn everything back in the blender to blend again, this is called the fail-proof method. By then the batter must have been doubled in size.
- Add sliced scotch bonnet pepper (Atarodo) use according to the hotness of the pepper.
- Slice the remaining onion and mix.
- Add salt to taste and mix everything together thoroughly
- Place the frying oil on medium heat, when you have the right temperature. Start frying the Akara.
- Scoop the batter with your hand or with any round cooking utensils.
- When one side is properly cooked and golden brown, Flip to the other side and fry until golden brown.
- Remove and drain.
- Enjoy your Akara alongside Bread, Pap, Custard or alone.