Akara (Binch Akara)

Source: Favourite Sierra Leone Recipes by Pamela Greene
Prep time: 2 1⁄6 hoursCooking time: 10 minutesTotal time: 2 1⁄3 hours


Akara (Binch Akara). Important Nutrition Information:- Rich in protein, B vitamins, iron.


2 cups
black-eye beans
pepper (large)
onion (small)
egg (optional)
1 pint
cooking oil
salt (to taste)


How to make Akara (Binch Akara)?

Deep Fat Frying
1. Wash and soak the beans for about 2 minutes and pound in mortar to remove the skins. Wash and soak for about 2 hours.
2. Grind the beans into a smooth paste. Use a blender.
3. Chop onions and pepper finely, blend into the bean mixture and beat for about 5 minutes.
4. Add salt to taste. Beat thoroughly for 5 minutes.
5. Add beaten egg to improve food value and to make the mixture light if desired.
6. Heat cooking oil - groundnut oil or palmoil moderately hot and deep-fry tablespoonsful of the mixture until golden brown.
7. Drain on absorbent paper.
8. Serve hot or cold as a snack; with bread; with fried plantains or potatoes; as part of a buffet. Smaller bells can be served with toothpicks at parties or social events.


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