How to make Nigerian Akara (Acaraje,Koose)| Nigerian Food Recipes

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Nigerian Snacks recipes
Akara (Fried bean cake ) is a Nigerian breakfast recipe made with ground dehulled brown or black-eyed beans. It is a very popular snack that can be eaten anytime of the day. Although Akara is popular as a breakfast meal, it can also be eaten as a snack or taken with Pap(ogi), custard or Agidi(eko) as a light dinner.

Nigerian Akara Recipe and Ingredients
– 1 cup of brown or black-eyed Beans
– 2 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers(atarodo)
– 1 small onion bulb
– 1 table spoonful ground crayfish(optional)
– 1 stock cubes(knorr or maggi)
– Salt to taste
– Vegetable Oil for frying

Preparation for Frying Directions for Nigerian Akara

**First, you need to soak the beans in water for 3 hours and then wash the beans and peel of the coat. Let the peeled beans soak in clean water for an extra two hours, to help soften it a bit.
**Pour the beans into a powerful blender;add crayfish, stock cube,onions and pepper. Blend the mixture, until you get a smooth but thick consistency.You can add just a little water to the blender, to help it blend easily.Make sure to blend in batches, so that you wont get granules and bean lumps.
Now to prepare the Nigerian Akara….

*Pour the blended beans mixture into a bowl, taste for salt and add a little if needed.Mix thoroughly and set aside
*Pour the vegetable into a deep pot or frying pan; the oil shoud be deep enough to cover an egg, that’s like 3 inches deep.
Heat up the oil until hot,but not extremely hot, so that the Akara does not just cook on the outside without cooking on the inside.

* Using a tablespoon, Scoop the blended beans mixture and drop it gently into the hot oil.
You can drop a little of the beans mixture into the oil to test the heat;If it browns instantly, then the oil is too hot, but if it sizzles and still has a white colou , then it is at the right temperature.

*Fry the Akara until brown and make sure you flip it over so that both sides brown at the same time.
Transfer the Akara into a sieve lined with paper towel, to help absorb the excess oil.


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25 thoughts on “How to make Nigerian Akara (Acaraje,Koose)| Nigerian Food Recipes”

  1. To δεskin them i soak them for just 10 minutes and then blend it…
    and then swing them bettween 2 bowls of water.
    it's a lote easier and faster!

  2. this video kept me salivating. Since i left Nigeria i have not eaten Akara. i must try to make this. thanks for the video. 

  3. i've found a faster way to dehull the beans and i wanted you to know it….
    i soak the beans for ONLY a few minutes… about 5 …. and then blend it in water and seperata the skins with 2 bowls and water …
    and THEN i soak them for a few hours and blend it with water and fry them.

  4. Watching your video as I eat the freshly made Akara that my Mom just whipped up this morning….one of my favorites! smiles

  5. Thaaaaank yoooou, lol! This will be my first time making it since my mother passed this passed November. 🙏🏾

  6. I came here bcos I have been craving akara for days now.. Lol you can actually get a peeled beans instead of going through d stress of peeling d beans urself 😂

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