Saturday, 30 September 2017


Black eyed bean fritters is a popular West African snack, which is also enjoyed by Brazilians and Cubans. The dish was introduced to West Africa by the Hausa's , who predominantly live in Nigeria and some parts of West Africa, such as Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon etc

In Ghana it's referred to as Koos√© and in other West African states such as Nigeria it's called Akara. Brazilians refer to it as Acaraj√©. and Cubans refer to it as Bollitos de Carita

It's safe to say this is a popular snack that cuts through various borders and cultures; as you'll also  find it in countries such as Benin, Togo, Gambia and Mali. 

It's made from soaked, peeled, blended Black eyed beans, mixed with spices and blended to form a batter. The batter is then fried into beautiful golden fritters and served with either sauce or enjoyed with porridge like (Hausa Koko from Ghana), Pap from Nigeria or filled with a spicy sauce with seafood in Brazil 

This recipe provides one with a perfect outer crunch and moist flesh. Ensure you beat the batter till it feels aerated, this shouldn't take more than 3-4minutes. Be creative and add your preferred vegetables.

200g of Black eyed beans
1 large Habanero Chilli
1 medium sized Onion
20g of spring Onions (optional)
60ml of water
600ml of Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon of salt

Watch how to prepare the perfect Koose or Akara below. Don't forget to subscribe, like the video and share. 

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