Home-Made Akara Balls Without Eggs, Onions, Crayfish

akara balls with pap
 akara and akamu served with honey

I published a post on making healthy akara balls at home. In
an older post,
 explained how to make akara balls. From skinning the beans,
to milling or blending with ingredients like crayfish etc, to frying in hot oil and serving HOT.
In case you missed that post, find it HERE.

 Manually skinning beans for akara balls, this can also be done using the pulse button on your blender.
On another akara making post, the ingredients included crayfish and eggs.
It was
very rich and tasty. While we the adults enjoyed it so much,
 My girls complained that the akara smelled like crayfish and they didn't like it much.
 I promised to make the regular akara balls for them,
Here they are. 
The only ingredients used 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

Homemade akara balls
 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.
On that post, the balls were rounder and I showed the kind of spoon that helps create very round akara balls.

 home made Akara and Akamu (Ogi) sweetened with honey
Enough of patronizing the over-peppery akara seller. This doesn't take time to make.Enjoy as breakfast or dinner. For those who cannot tolerate onions, eggs and even crayfish (used on the other akara post), this is very good for you.
Can be served with corn starch (akamu), custard, oats etc. 
I have seen people eat akara with bread.

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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. 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.

    2. Anonymous5/13/2014

      Please is there a. Special blender for blending beans. Or every normal blender can blend it??

  4. Anonymous1/11/2013

    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 Makeovers1/11/2013

    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 makeovers1/11/2013

      Oh will go for dat! Tnx aunty

    3. You are welcome sophistik8 makeovers

  6. Anonymous1/18/2013

    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. Anonymous1/21/2013

    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. Anonymous5/21/2013


    do you smoothen this stuff in a mortar and pestle?

    1. yes, until it becomes fluffy.

  12. Anonymous4/30/2014

    Hi dear just tried d egg sauce this morning and it was da bomb! Thanks, u re doing gr8.

  13. Aunty Eya, this is so much work for ur girl. I can only try this when extended relatives are around. Nice one

    1. You can wash using the pulse button on d blender. Makes it much easier o.
      My girl only scrubbed a few times before disappearing.

  14. Wow I love this!

  15. Aunty eya God bless u for dis.

  16. Anonymous5/13/2014

    Hello, can anyone help with the local name(yoruba/igbo) for brazil nut. I need it for tww. Thanks

  17. Anonymous5/14/2014

    Nice but I don't get how this is more healthy.


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