Breakfast in Nigeria is full of all kinds of interesting dishes. You know the saying eat breakfast like a king? This dish is definitely in that category. It is originally a Togolese dish but as usual Nigerians take everything and make it their own lol. I call it creative borrowing, sharing is caring right? The best way to describe this dish is that it is a mashed beans porridge served with a spicy sauce. Enjoy this recipe
2 Cup of Beans
2 large tomatoes
2 medium sized bulb of Onions
3 small scotch bonnet peppers (ata rodo)
1 medium bell pepper (tatashe)
2 cooking spoons of Palm oil
1 tablespoon of crayfish powder
Salt to taste
- Wash the beans thoroughly to get rid of the dirt.
- In a pot of boiling water, pour in the beans and a handful of chopped onions and allow to boil till soft.
- Season with salt and seasoning cubes.
- Mash the beans and set aside.
- Blend the scotch bonnet peppers, bell pepper, half a bulb of onion and the tomatoes
- Pour the mix into a small pot and boil till majority of the excess liquid dries up.
- In a heated pan, pour in the palm oil and cover the pan and allow the oil bleach on low heat. (The palm oil would become clear thats when it has bleached. You may need to take it off the fire occasionally to cool then replace till the oil is clear)
- Chop up the remaining onion into tiny slices and add to the hot oil
- Allow to fry until crispy
- Add the tomato-pepper mix and fry for about 10 minutes on medium heat
- Season with the crayfish powder, salt, seasoning cube and dry pepper.
- Reduce the heat and keep frying the sauce till the sauce blackens a bit.
- Serve on top of the mashed beans.
Different Photo representation