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Best Beans Porridge with Yam and Plantain Recipe

Best porridge beans with yam and plantain recipe

Beans porridge with yam and plantain is a delicacy sold popularly in the streets of Nigeria.

It is also a popular meal in Nigerian boarding schools. I remember it was the most filling meal served during my school days.

It is easy to prepare, cost-effective, and very nutritious.

The street version is made by combining roasted yam, plantain, and cooked white or brown black-eyed peas with palm oil sauce.

While the boarding school version is made by combining cooked beans with yam or plantain, palm oil, onions, and crayfish.

In this article, I’ll give you an easy recipe to cook beans porridge with yam and plantain in the comfort of your home.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups beans
  • 1/2 tuber of yam
  • 3 fingers, medium ripe plantain
  • 1 cooking spoon, palm oil
  • 3 seasoning cubes
  • 3 tablespoons crayfish
  • 2 medium-sized dry fish
  • 1 onion bulb
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Before you cook beans porridge

  • Clean the beans thoroughly in plenty of water after removing stones and other dirt.
  • Wash and remove bone from dry fish.
  • Wash, peel, and cut the yam and plantain into small cubes.

Directions

  1. Put the washed beans in a pot or pressure cooker and pour enough water to cover the beans.
  2. Cook until soft. Then pour out the beans into a sieve and drain.
  3. Pour palm oil into a pot and stir-fry the fish with onions for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, seasoning cubes, crayfish, pepper, salt, and cook for three minutes.
  4. Transfer the cooked beans into the pot and stir gently. Add the yam, and plantain, and cover the pot to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. When the yam and plantain are cooked, stir together, check for salt, and serve hot.
  6. You can garnish with scent leaves, pumpkin leaves, or bitter leaves.

Best Beans Porridge with Yam and Plantain Recipe

Recipe by Jennifer ObidikeCourse: MainCuisine: NigerianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

50

minutes
Calories per serving

450

kcal

Nigerian beans porridge with yam and plantain is a nutritious delicacy that is very filling and loved by many.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups beans

  • Half tuber of yam

  • 3 fingers medium ripe plantain

  • 1 cooking spoon, palm oil

  • 3 seasoning cubes

  • 3 tablespoons crayfish

  • 2 medium-sized dry fish

  • 1 onion bulb

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Before you cook beans porridge
  • Clean the beans thoroughly in plenty of water after removing stones and other dirt.

  • Wash and remove bone from dry fish.

  • Wash, peel, and cut the yam and plantain into small cubes.

Directions

  • Put the washed beans in a pot or pressure cooker and pour enough water to cover the beans.
  • Cook until soft. Then pour out the beans into a sieve and drain.
  • Pour palm oil into a pot and stir-fry the fish with onions for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water, seasoning cubes, crayfish, pepper, salt, and cook for three minutes.
  • Transfer the cooked beans into the pot and stir gently. Add the yam, and plantain, and cover the pot to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • When the yam and plantain are cooked, stir together, check for salt, and serve hot.
  • You can garnish with scent leaves, pumpkin leaves, or bitter leaves.

Notes

  • To cook the street version, roast or grill your yam and plantain separately. Cook beans until soft. Make a simple oil sauce with onions, crayfish, and seasoning.
  • Then combine the cooked beans, roasted yam, plantain, and sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot. Enjoy!
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