Akara – Ingredients and the best Method of Preparation
- 2 Cups of beans
- Scotch bonnet pepper
- atashe (optional)
- 1 Maggi cube (optional)
- Salt – to taste
- 1 medium onion –
- Vegetable oil for frying
Method of Cooking:
Step 1: Wash and peel the Beans.
Step 2: Pour into a blender in bits with half of the pepper and onions and blend into a
smooth paste with minimal water. (You can take it to the mill to grind)
Step 3: Pour the blended beans into a bowl; add salt, chopped pepper and onions.
Step 4: Mix for at least 10 minutes to incorporate enough air into the batter. You can
use mortar and pestle, a hand mixer or a wooden spatula to mix.
Step 5: Set a deep pan on medium heat and pour in enough oil for deep frying.
Step 6: Once the oil is hot, scoop the batter into oil, you can use your hands, an ice
cream scoop or a small spoon
- Fry on each side until golden brown.
- Remove the akara balls with a slotted/frying spoon and drain on kitchen paper
- Repeat the process until the batter is exhausted.
Your Beans paste must not be watery to achieve perfect Akara balls.