How To Make Nigeria Akara And Pap

Akara and pap recipe, How To Prepare Akara And Pap.

Simple And Easy Steps On How To Prepare Akara And Pap

This is a wonderful breakfast menu idea. However, this can only be prepared during the weekends because of the nature of the jobs of Nigerians. Most Nigerians especially those working in places like Lagos have to leave their houses as early as 6 am to beat the morning traffic. Akara and pap is not only a delicious breakfast menu but also a nutritious one. Akara is made from beans which is a rich source of protein and pap is made from corn which has its health benefits. 


Here is a quick way on how to prepare Akara:


1. Beans 

2. Scotch bonnet pepper 

3. Onions 

4. Salt 

5. Groundnut oil


Method on how to prepare Akare and Pap:

Step 1. The first thing to do is to pick the beans and soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes. This would allow the easy peeling of the skin of the beans. However, you can also use cold water. 

Step 2. After soaking the beans for about 10 minutes. Peel off the skin. The way I do this is by pounding the beans in a mortal, adding some water, and sieving out the skin of the beans. Instead of using a mortar, you can use your hands to rub off the skin. 

Step 3. The next thing to do is to wash the scotch bonnet pepper and the onions.

Step 4. Add the scotch bonnet pepper, onions beans, and some water and blend using a blender. Ensure you add just a little water. 

Step 5. After blending, pour the blended mixture into a bowl and stir using a wooden spatula. Stir for about 10 minutes.

Step 6. Add some salt and stir.

Step 7. Slice some onions into the blended mixture.

Step 8. Place the frying pan on a heat source and add a generous amount of groundnut oil. Frying Akara requires a lot of oil.

Step 9. Scoop some amount of the blended mixture using a serving spoon. Allow to fry for a while and then flip to the other side.

Final Step. When there is a golden brown color on both sides of the Akara, drain the oil and remove the Akara. The Akara is ready to be served.


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