Beans belong to the family of crops referred to as legumes. There are many varieties of beans but the type used in preparing Nigerian beans recipes are the kidney-shaped black-eyed beans and the brown beans.
Many people do not enjoy eating beans but the good thing is it can be prepared in so many healthy ways.
Here are 7 delicious and healthy meals Nigerian women can make from beans. We’ve also taken the liberty to share their recipes as well.
1. Beans Porridge
This is probably the most common dish made from kidney beans, here the beans is cooked on its own with added ingredients like pepper and red oil. Variety is achieved by adding Yam, Plantain, Sweet potato or Baby corn.
This is another Nigerian food recipe where the beans coat is removed, the seeds blended and deep fried to make balls known as bean cakes. It is usually taken with ogi/pap as a breakfast meal.
3. Moi Moi
The beans coat is removed by a special technique and the beans blended and cooked with ingredients. These days, some people do not peel the beans before preparing this meal, especially when using brown beans. It can also be prepared with beans flour.
4. Ewa Agoyin
Also known as Beans & Stew. It is a good way to enjoy beans even if you are not a fan of beans. It tastes oh-so-good with soft, stretchy bread.
5. Beans and Rice
As the name implies, 2 major staples (beans and rice) are combined together. The beans are first cooked for a few minutes before the rice is added. This is a healthy way to balance meals.
6. Beans soup (Gbegiri)
Gbegiri Soup is a Yoruba soup prepared with beans. It goes well with Amala when served with Ewedu Soup.
7. White Moi Moi (Ekuru)
This is another version of Moi Moi which is cooked without any ingredients. It is usually eaten with stew.