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Nigerian Akara Recipe

Akara: Best Nigerian Akara Recipe.

This Akara recipe is tested and trusted because I've made this uncountable times. And each time it comes out so yummy and delicious
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Nigerian
Keyword: Nigerian Akara Recipe
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Tinuolasblog


  • 2 cups beans (honey/black eye beans)
  • 2 medium-size onions (Blend one and slice one)
  • 1 big egg or 2 small eggs
  • 2 scotch bonnet pepper (Atarodo)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt to taste
  • Redball pepper
  • 5 Spring onions
  • 2 tablespoon grounded crayfish
  • 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 the egg(s) and beat in the batter
  • Add sliced scotch bonnet pepper (Atarodo) use according to the hotness of the pepper, Sliced red-all pepper, sliced onions, sliced spring onions, and grounded crayfish.
  • 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 a tablespoon 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.



Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g