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Ewa Agoyin preparation
The Hours truly has come which is now for you to taste the Authentic Bean in Style known as Ewa Agoyin simply means plain boiled beans eaten with a pepper sauce.

If you are like me who don’t really like bean, seeing Ewa agoyin for its mushy texture and tasty sauce, you will become a beans lover.

Ewa Agoyin originated from Togo and Ghana and has become a meal in major homes in Nigeria and neigbouring countries.


The Beans:

  • 2 cups Red or White beans
  • Salt to taste

The Sauce:

  • large onion (thinly slices) – 1
  • Palm oil- 1 cup
  • Salt- to taste
  • Maggi- 2 cubes
  • Dried blended crayfish- 1/4 cup
  • Bell pepper  (tatashe) – 1
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • Dried Chilli Pepper (Shombo) – 12-14

To Prepare  the Beans:

  •   Thoroughly wash the beans under running water
  • Add 6 cups of water to a pot, set on high heat and bring to a boil. Add the beans and reduce the heat to minimum.   leave on low heat for 2hr:30min or until the beans is very soft.

Add salt to taste. Mash up the beans if you prefer.

To Prepared the Sauce: (Agoyin pepper)

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Credit: 9jaFoodies
  • Set the dried peppers in bowl, pour over some boiling water and leave covered until the peppers are softened (I usually leave the peppers to soak overnight)
  • In a blender, combine the bell pepper and soaked peppers with a bit of water. puree to a coerce texture. Pour the pureed peppers into a sieve and leave to rest ( to remove excess water)
  • Set a medium sized pot on medium heat, add the palm oil and wait for the oil to get heated
  • Add in the chopped onion, stir at interval until the onion is caramelized (the color should be black but not burnt).  This takes about 20-30mins
  • Add the ginger, sieved pepper, crayfish, salt and maggi. Stir. Cover and leave to fry for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the sauce is darkened
  • Optional – Add 2 tablespoons of mashed agoyin beans into the sauce. stir and cook for another 5 minutes.

Sauce is ready To serve.

Best Enjoyed with Soft bread, fried Plaintain, Boiled yam and even on its own.

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