How to Prepare Nigeria Akara

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This article is written to guide you on how to prepare Nigeria Akara. We hope you read it step by step to learn How to prepare Nigeria Akara.

Akara is a delicious snack in Nigeria. Some call Akara bean cake because it is made from a ground bean. In Nigeria, Akara is majorly used as a breakfast recipe.

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How to Prepare Nigeria Akara

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To make Akara in Nigeria, you need the following ingredients:

  • Beans (preferably the tiny brown-eyed bean variety)
  • Peppers
  • Onion
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil
  • You need the following tools:
  • Grinder
  • Mortar and Pestle

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Here are Guides on How to Prepare Nigeria Akara:

a. Soak your beans to make it easier for you to remove the film coats.

b. Grind the husked beans.

A heavy-duty grinder is advised. But if you soak the beans soft enough, you can use a domestic blender. Blend till you have a smooth pulp. Blend your onions and pepper together with the beans. Conversely, you can make use of the already made bean powder.

c. Set your frying pan on fire

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Because preparing Akara needs deep fat frying, you need plenty of oil, enough to cover the lumps of Akara you will be frying.

d. While the oil is heating, pour your blended bean batter inside a mortar and gently roll it in circular motions.

e. Add salt and the other ingredients to it while rolling. This will enhance the smoothness of the batter.

f. Add water to achieve a consistent texture

Scoop the batter into the hot oil on the fire. The quantity of each scoop should depend on the sizes of Akara balls you hope to achieve.

g. Let the underside fry till it is brown

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Flip the balls over to fry the other sides. When all sides are well fried, remove the Akara balls into a sieve over a bowl to absorb excess oil.

Enjoy your Akara with bread, pap, cereals or oats.


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