How To Make Fried Bean Doughnuts

How To Make Fried Bean Doughnuts

Fried bean doughnut is called Akara in Nigeria and Kose in Ghana. It is made by using powdered dry black-eyed beans or peas as opposed to going through the laborious original recipe where you must soak the beans for hours and then peel the skins off each individual bean prior to blending. Life is too much fun to spend it peeling beans. Besides the powdered beans, you can buy them from health food shops where they are sourced from ethical brands which pay a fair wage to their employers in an unfortunate part of the world as well as allowing you to skip the part where you have to do everything yourself and invest your time into enjoying this process instead.

Recipe: 

Ingredients: 

  • 200 g black-eyed bean powder
  • 1 onion
  • 1 pepper (freshly cut red or green or yellow for taste, )
  •  50 g water
  • A pinch of salt
  •  Oil (for deep frying)
  •  Dried herbs
 
To make Fried Beans Doughnut
1.  Add herbs, pepper, salt, and onions together with the black-eyed bean powder
2. Add the water a little at a time and mix to a fluid paste
3. Heat your oil in a saucepan till very hot
4. Scoop the black-eyed bean paste with a tablespoon and drop into the hot oil
5. Allow to fry for about 4 minutes and browned all over but check its cooked through by sticking a fork inside. If there is no sticky residue on the fork then it is fully cooked.
 
Take Note: Black-eyed beans doughnut can be eaten on its own or by dipping in a nice sauce too.

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