Akara Recipe

Date: Jun 15, 2020Posted by Admin

Akara is one of the most popular breakfast staples in Nigeria, it’s made with a combination of bean paste, fresh onions, and salt. It is also a great street food as sellers can be found frying them at different hours of the day. Akara is popularly served with ogi (pap) or with fried yam.

Cooking Time : 0 hrs 30mins

Servings : 2


  • 1 cup of Beans (black-eyed or brown beans)
  • 2 Habanero Chilli Pepper
  • 1 medium Onion Salt to taste
  • A moderate pot size of Power Oil for frying

  • Step 1. Remove the beans coat. It is important that you do not let salt come in contact with the beans you will use in making Akara till you are ready to fry it.
  • Step 2. Cut the pepper and onions into desirable sizes.
  • Top with beet mixture and arugula.
  • Step 2. Cut the pepper and onions into desirable sizes.
  • Step 3. Grind the beans with your blender making sure you add as little water as possible. Also, do not add any other ingredient when grinding the beans for Akara.
  • Step 4. Set some Power Oil on the cooker to heat up. The oil should be at least 3 inches deep
  • Step5: Put some of the ground beans into a mortar. This should be the quantity you can fry at a go
  • Step 6. Stir the beans puree with the pestle in a continuous circular motion.
  • Step 7. Add some water till you get the consistency
  • Step 8. Check to make sure Power Oil is hot.
  • Step 9. Once Power Oil is hot, add the onions and pepper to the beans puree in the mortar. Stir well.
  • Step 10. Add salt to your taste and stir again. Salt should always be added just before scooping the beans mixture into the oil.
  • Step 11. To fry the Akara, scoop the mixture with a table spoon and slowly pour this into Power Oil. Dipping the spoon a little bit into the oil helps reduce spatter.
  • Step 12 Fry the underside till brown and flip to fry the top side too.
  • Step 13. When the Akara balls are brown all over, remove and place in a sieve lined with paper towels.