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 Koosé and in other West African states such as Nigeria it's called Akara. Brazilians refer to it as Acarajé. 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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