Akara is one of the most popular breakfasts in Nigeria; it is often paired with fried yam, potatoes and pap. Akara is made from peeled beans mixed with onions, pepper and salt then deep fried in hot oil, Akara is best served hot; it is mostly sold by the road side at any time of the day but often times in the morning or evenings. Even during boarding school days, we used to eat a lot of Akara and fried yam and we call it ‘’kosh and dosh’’; it is called ‘’Kose and Doya’’ in the northern parts of Nigeria. A lot of people do not get the desired results when making Akara at home because of some mistakes; one, adding seasoning cubes (Akara no like too much ingredients o), adding too much water thereby making it break in the oil, not mixing well to give you that smooth and soft Akara, continue reading to learn this super easy and delicious  Akara recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 cup peeled beans (white beans)
  • 2 Onions [chopped]
  • 4-5 Scotch bonnets (Atarodo) [chopped]
  • 3 red bell peppers
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Pour in the peeled beans in a blender, add 1 cup of water

  • Blend until pureed (smooth)

  • Add chopped onions and scotch bonnets, mix with a wooden spoon or whisk for 5 minutes to incorporate air into the mixture

  • Blend the bell peppers, add into the mixture and mix very well

  • Add some oil into a deep pan and allow to heat up
  • Scoop ½ cooking spoon of the batter into the oil (do not spread it, just pour the batter on one place so the shape forms)

  • Scoop until the pan is full, fry on both sides until golden brown on medium heat

  • Take out the Akara balls with a slotted spoon and drain with a paper towel to remove excess oil
  • Repeat same process until the batter is finished

Our delicious Akara is ready, serve with bread, fried yam or potatoes. Enjoy!

You all can see how easy it is to make delicious Akara in the comfort of your house, do try it out and give me the gist by commenting below. See you soon guys…

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