How to Prepare Adalu (Beans and Corn Porridge)

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Adalu (beans and corn porridge) is a well-liked conventional Nigerian dish. It is also referred to as ‘Ewa ati Agbado’ in Yoruba and ‘Agwa na Oka’ in Igbo.

It is a superb fusion of stewed beans and sweetcorn. In this luxurious meal, you get one of the best of each meals in a single meal. If you’re not a lover of beans, this recipe will make you rethink.



  • 2 cups honey beans/black eyed beans
  • 2 cooking spoons palm oil
  • 1-2 cups candy corn/recent corn
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 scotch bonnet (rodo)
  • 2 pink bell pepper(tatashe)
  • 1 huge onion sliced
  • A handful of dried crayfish
  • Seasoning dice(s) to style
  • three cloves of garlic minced
  • Salt to style

How to Prepare:

  1. Blend the bell peppers, tomato and scotch bonnet right into a easy paste and put aside.
  2. Pick and wash your beans, get your corn prepared and put aside.
  3. Set a pot on excessive warmth, pour in your washed beans.
  4. Add sufficient water to cowl the beans and cook dinner until half-way achieved. Do keep in mind to verify each now and then, additionally add extra water when vital.
  5. While the beans is cooking, set a small pot on medium warmth. Add the palm oil, when it’s sizzling, add half of the chopped onions. Sauté until translucent.
  6. Now add the blended pepper, seasoning dice(s) and salt to style.
  7. Fry until oil floats to the highest, when it does, change the warmth off and put aside.
  8. Check on the beans. When it’s half achieved, add the remaining sliced onions, add the garlic and salt to style. Continue to cook dinner until tender.
  9. When it’s tender (you possibly can mash half of the beans in order for you at the moment) add the fried stew, then stir and mix.
  10. Add the corn, mix, depart to cook dinner for three minutes.
  11. Now add the crayfish, combine, and depart to cook dinner for an extra 2 minutes.
  12. Food is prepared.


Serve instantly! Adalu could be loved alone or with fried plantain.

Tip: To keep away from cooking for too lengthy, soak your beans in a single day, this helps to soften it prior to the cooking course of and additionally helps to cut back flatulence.

Sources: Sisi Jemimah, Nigerian Food TV