Updated: Sep 24
Akara, Koose, Akla, Beignet koki or Acaraje (depending on where you are) is the savoury and delicious fried bean cake made from black-eyed peas paste. It is a very popular dish enjoyed in most parts of West Africa and Brazil.
For breakfast or evening time appetizer or just as a snack, have a go at these quick and easy steps on how to make it:
Pour some bean flour mix into a bowl and add water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Add some salt and continue to until you get a smooth paste.
Heat some cooking oil in a pan (preferably a deep pan like a wok) and wait until it is hot.
Drop mixture in the oil with a spoon in scoops.
Fry until golden brown.
Drain on absorbent paper.
Light, Airy, soft, and relatively rounded are the hallmarks with it is well made.
Tastes good when served with Hausa koko, akamu/pap. Goes well with GARI, Oat, Custard, Bread too. ENJOY.