Do you hate bean? This new recipe will make you fall in love with beans.I remember when I was younger anytime beans was the item on the menu, we always cried because we just thought beans was meant for poor people and even back then if you were tall and skinny people would make fun of you that you have been eating too much beans.
Boarding school was worse because the cooks will make it watery and you could only keep it together with garri loool.
Isn’t this lovely.
Think of ewa aganyin with a difference!
Here is the recipe from our one and only Funke Koleoso
What you need
3 cups Nigerian brown beans (oloyin variety), remove chaff and stones
100ml of coconut oil (coconut is a healthy choice)
1 small onion. Slice
2 stock cubes
Flat bread/tortilla wraps/fajitas wraps
Salt/sugar to taste (Sugar is optional but if using choose demerara sugar)
For the Sauce:
100ml of palm oil
2 small onions finely slice
4 small tomatoes, finely slice
1 tablespoon chilli powder (optional)
1-2 tablespoon ground crayfish
What to do
Note: These beans were traditionally cooked in iron pots for several hours but with the use of a pressure cooker you can significantly reduce cooking time and I find the texture of the beans better.
Wash beans and place in a pressure cooker. Add some water (about 2-3 cups), 1 stock cube, 1 chopped onion, cover and cook beans under pressure until very soft, say 20-30 minutes. Remove from heat or turn off the pressure cooking. Carefully open and stir.
Return pot to the stove (this time do not cover) and continue to cook under low heat, adding another cup or two of hot water and coconut oil to , stir well and mash up beans. Add salt and sugar to taste. Cook under low heat for another 10-15 minutes. Continue to stir to achieve a mash with a smooth consistency with 90% of the beans mashed into pulp..
Heat the palm oil in a separate sauce pan and carefully add onions and tomatoes. If the oil is too hot, it may cause the sauce to flambé. Stir carefully. Add 1 stock cube. Under low heat, continue to fry until onions caramelise. Sprinkle the ground crayfish. Stir.
Serve beans topped with some sauce in flat bread pockets. (Warming the flat bread slightly makes them more flexible to shape). Enjoy.