Beans and Yam Porridge

Hi guys! It has been a while since my last post but I finally got some free time to write this post.

Today, I will be writing about how to make beans with yam made as porridge. This meal is super easy and full of nutrients.

Ingredients

:: 4- 5 slices of yam

:: 3-4 cups of beans

:: Dry pepper or fresh pepper (1 red bell pepper or 2-3 rodo pepper)

:: Salt

:: 1 tablespoon of crayfish

:: Maggi

:: 1/2 – 1 Spoon of palm oil

:: Onions

Steps

– Measure out the beans and pick it clean of any dirt or dried out beans

– Wash the beans once and pour into a clean pot

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– Add water to about 2 inches above the beans, sliced onions and allow to boil till the beans is partially soft. (Note, beans takes a while to soften so you may need to add more water if the initial water dries)

– While the beans is cooking, peel the yam, rinse and cut into chunks

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– If you are using fresh pepper, blend them and keep it aside.

– Once the beans is half soft, add the sliced yams and allow to cook for about 7-10 mins.

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20130418-130921.jpg– Add the pepper, salt to taste, maggi, crayfish and palm oil.

– Allow to cook till the yam is soft and any excess water is dried

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– Meal is ready to serve! 🙂

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Moi Moi (Bean Cake)

Time to make: 2hrs – 2.5hrs

Ingredients

  • Beans
  • Vegetable/Canola Oil
  • Eggs (3)
  • Tomatoes
  • Crayfish
  • Maggi
  • Salt
  • Onions
  • Pepper (fresh or dried)
  • Warm Water (optional)

Other requirements

  • Blender
  • Foil paper or aluminum tins with covers
  • Bowl
  • Wooden spoon

Steps:

  • Shell the beans using a blender (Using the pulse button for 1 sec each) or soak it for 30mins in hot water to soften the shell and hand wash to remove the shell.

    Raw unshelled beans

  • Sieve out the shell leaving just the cleaned beans.

    Raw shelled beans

  • Boil the eggs, when ready, slice and set aside

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    Boiled and sliced eggs

  • Wash the tomatoes and pepper and blend together with the clean beans and chopped onions.
  • Now turn the mixture into a bowl, add maggi, crayfish, tablespoon of oil, salt and stir properly with the wooden spoon. Tip: if the mixture is too thick, add warm water as needed.

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    Blended beans, tomatoes, onions

  • If using foil paper, cut them and fold into pockets. Now coat the foil pockets or aluminum tins & covers with a little oil to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Pour the mixture into the foil pockets or aluminum tins, filling them half way to allow enough space for the mixture to swell and cook properly. Place as much sliced eggs into the each portion as you desire.
  • Add a little water to the pot and place the tins or foil pockets into the pot.
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    Water Level

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    Moi moi in tin placed in pot

  • Cook under medium heat for about 30-45 mins.
    • Note: The steam cooks the meal so remember to cover the pot properly.
    • Also, periodically check the water level in the pot, if it is dried or too low, add more water and continue to cook till meal is ready.
  • To check when Moimoi is ready, place a knife into the moi moi. If the knife comes out clean/dry it is cooked.
  • Now enjoy 🙂


Moi moi is a very delicious meal and can be eaten alone or served with stew / the variations of rice meals / garri solution.