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Africa's Bean Cake ( How To Make Akara)

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Akara is a dish common in Africa, West Africa to be exact. It is also well known in Brazil and it is used as a cuisine. It is also known as bean pancakes, bean fritas, beanballs, been cake, akaraje. it can be eaten as an appetizer, breakfast meal, snack, or dinner meal.

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It is commonly eaten with pap, custard, or hot bread, but you can also take it with your tea, milk, drinks, or water. The basic ingredients are pepper, beans, onions, and salt. It is a common breakfast staple in Nigeria, it is fast to make as long as you have your beans already pealed.

Akara is commonly sold in open-air eateries, restaurants and market places. Akara is full of protein cause it made of beans, Akara is also made regularly in Nigerian homes because it just involves you scooping your beans paste and deep it into your heated oil.

Akara can also be described as a fried dough snack or food. Akara can be eaten at any time of the day because it a snack that is easy to pick up and consume. Akara is a meal that can be served in any occasion, it is not a messy meal, it is easy to serve, it is easy to consume, it attracts the guests and whets their appetites, easy to present, can be served alongside other dishes like fruit salad, custard, oatmeal, etc. Akara is known as every Nigerian choice when eaten it is satisfactory and delicious.

Akara Recipes And Nutritional Value. 


Protein, dietary fiber is the main nutrients found in akara. Akara is very good for weight to lose depending on how you make it, if you avoid making it with oil it will be very nutritious for you. and will help you with your waistline. Akara also has potassium which will help in reducing high blood pressure, and akara helps in the prevention of disease.

How To Make Akara Without Frying It


Akara can also be used as part of your healthy diet, it is also good for vegans. Akara pancakes are the name used for the healthier version, there is no difference in it, but the fact that it is made in an oven to prevent the use of oil. When made using an oven, it looks more like a pancake rather than looking like a ball.

How To Make Akara ( Also Known As Bean Cake)


Peel your beans, wash your beans; you sure don't want to eat dirty beans, you then soak your beans for 2-3 hours, so that it will be soft for you to blend. Slice your onions and peppers (don't add a lot of peppers and onions, I advice you use one onion and two peppers normally chili peppers) or you can use according to your discretion. You can also use other types of peppers if you prefer them to chili.

Peel your onions first, before slicing it. pour your beans and sliced ingredients into the blender, add a little water and blend. Pour into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and one Maggie cube, the maggie is optional. Pour oil into the frying pan and heat; note Akara takes a lot of oil, so you can also use an oven to avoid usage of oil. Use a spoon that has a dip base to scoop and pour into the frying pan, after 1 or 2 minutes turn over to the other side so it can be cooked too.

Serve on a towel before serving on a plate, in order for you to drain the oil. This dish is also known as a bean cake.
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