Nothing stops you from eating your akara even if you don’t like oily foods. You can try out this method. Hope you like it.
– 2 cups Black eyed cowpea
– 3 Red bell peppers
– 1 Scotch bonnet
– 2 Large onions
– 1/2 cup chopped Ugwu leaves (optional)
– 2 Eggs
– Vegetable oil
* Peel the beans. Blend with the vegetables, peppers and 1 onion. Make sure not to add too much water while blending; just enough to keep the grinder/blender running.
* Beat in the egg into the bean paste. Chop the other onion finely and pour into the paste. Add the seasoning and salt to taste. Stir continuously for 7-10minutes.
* Heat up your frying pan. Put about 2-3 tablespoons of oil in the pan and pour in about 2 cooking spoons of the bean paste into the pan. Allow to cook on low heat for about 3 minutes. Turn over to the other side and allow to cook for another 2 minutes until both sides are golden brown in colour.