Saturday, January 5, 2013

Making Healthy Akara Balls Without Eggs, Onions Or Crayfish

 akara and akamu served with honey
Dear Diary,
I published a post on making healthy akara balls at home. In
that post,
 I explained how to make akara balls. From skinning the beans,
to milling or blending with the ingredients, to frying in hot oil and serving HOT.
In case you missed that post, you can find it HERE.

 skinning beans for akara balls
On my first akara making post, the ingredients included crayfish and eggs.
It was very rich and tasty. While we the adults enjoyed it so much,
 two of my girls said the akara smelled like fish and they didn't like it much.
 I promised to make the regular akara balls for them,
and that is just what I did here. The only ingredients I used here are :

  • Skinned beans
  • Red Pepper
  • Salt
  • water
  • Vegetable oil

 blending skinned beans and red pepper for akara balls
Frying the akara is always the same,
just fetching the salted ground beans and dropping in the hot vegetable oil.
 Frying is the same as THIS HERE

 frying more akara balls
After frying the akara, the corn starch (akamu) is cooked with boiling water,
sweetened and served hot.
The akamu served here is sweetened with honey,
while the one served in my earlier post was sweetened with sugar. See the recipe HERE.

 akara and akamu sweetened with honey
Enjoy this in the morning. For those who cannot tolerate onions, eggs and even crayfish, this is very good for you.
I enjoyed this meal!
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  1. Wow! This is one glorious morning meal. This is so yummy on my screen. I should take the screen shots of these pictures and make someone prepare them for me.

    1. Strong self, I can see that you are loving this meal, but do yourself the good of trying your hands on how to prepare it. Afterall, Eya has done you the good of a step by step procedure on how to achieve what you are seeing. No bad bele, just want you to learn. Lol!

    2. Hi strong self, you don't need to take pictures. Give them the website address to enable them follow the procedure. Lol! Welcome on board!

  2. I eat cooked oats for breakfast. It's so old fashioned. I like the way this dish looks. I'm sure it would make a wonderful and welcome change from my routine. Now, if only I can get the confidence to try making it! :)

    Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More! It's always nice to have you.

  3. Thanks Christina, Just try making this, and let's see how it turns out. It hardly disappoints.

    1. Oh I forgot to mention that I serve my family cooked oats a lot of times. That great breakfast can't be old fashioned.
      I love Oats, but just try to vary so that no one gets bored.

  4. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Waoh! I love this blog,i never know da dis exist i thaught is only foreign dish i see on blog thank u aunty joy my name sake

  5. sophistik8 Makeovers9:58 AM

    I hardly prepare bean cake cos my blender doesn't blend it smooth! So its fustratin! But I miss it. How come ur blender made it smooth? I have changed blenders nd none gave me a smooth paste. *sad face*

    1. I used to have that problem too before I got this Kenwood blender. This gives me good results!

    2. sophistik8 makeovers5:02 PM

      Oh will go for dat! Tnx aunty

    3. You are welcome sophistik8 makeovers

  6. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Hi, this is a really nice blog. I made the akara with Egg and crayfish for my dad yesterday and it was yummy. Pls am getting married to an edo guy soon, I'd love it if you can post some edo food recipe. God bless you

    1. Hmm, another Oliver Twist.
      You have just made my day! I really really appreciate your coming to share the outcome of your cooking with us.
      Thank you!

  7. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Tank u so much,I rili need to learn ow to cook diff kinds of food.pls keep it cmin.

  8. I run away frm anytin dt hs 2 do wit washin beans cos it tedious 2 me. Hw does d grater tin work?

  9. Can I blend to beansn keep in d fridge

  10. I'm a sucker for a Kara, am so happy

  11. Anonymous2:34 PM


    do you smoothen this stuff in a mortar and pestle?

    1. yes, until it becomes fluffy.


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