|frying very healthy akara in hot oil|
Having enough fiber in our meals is what we all need each time we eat food, includingakara balls. My previous two akara posts, (Find them HERE and HERE ) on this blog had akara that's skinned before grinding, though that is not bad, it is also good that sometimes we make it with the fiber intact. This time around, I told myself that my akara has to be made with fiber. To get the fiber, I wash and grind brown beans with the skin. The taste is yummy. The skin does not affect akara taste in any way.
This is so easy and fast to make because, no time is spent skinning beans. The importance of fiber in our system cannot be over emphasized.Without enough fiber we feel constipated and bloated. Fibre intake is crucial. According to Dr Don Colbert, Author of my favorite "What You Don't Know May Be Killing You"...
"One of the problems that I see with diet plans is that most individuals on the diet do not eat enough fiber As a result, they become constipated... carrots, beans, lentils, legumes and peas are good vegetable sources of fiber..."When beans is skinned, the truth is, the fiber is what we remove and throw away *sighs*
This time I ensured that my family is served akara with fiber. I went a step further health-wise to add moringa to the akamu (cooked corn starch). It tasted great. I enjoyed this meal and on top of it all, no feeling of guilt after eating cos I know I ate healthy.
Electricity challenges made us start with a manual grinder, as soon as electricity was restored, we switched back to the blender and sped up the cooking.
|manually grinding washed beans|
|adding pepper to the ground beans|
|grinding pepper with the beans|
Ingredients For Akara balls:
|pour ground beans into a bowl|
|ground beans is thick enough to make good akara|
|add salt to beans|
Cooking Procedure For Akara Balls:
|scoop with a very deep round spoon|
|fried akara looking yummy and healthy|
|akara served with moringa akamu|
Enjoy your healthy akara!