Moi moi recipe

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“Moi Moi” is a Nigerian favourite, prepared by steaming or baking beans mixture to produce a soft fluffy cake/pudding. Edible meat or fish or eggs are usually added to the beans mixture before steaming or baking.

  • Yield: 8 Servings
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes


  • 2 cups black-eyed beans (soaked in warm water for an hour or more prior)
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons seasoning powder of choice or equivalent
How to Make It
  1. Add black-eyed beans to a food processor with s-blade attachment, pulse a few times to peel the skin from beans.
  2. Pour beans into a bowl and add a generous amount of water.
  3. Drain the excess water and beans skin into a sieve.
  4. Add more water to the beans and repeat step 3 several times until beans looks generally peeled at least about 90% peeled.
  5. Add half of the peeled beans, half red bell pepper and half onions to a blender with ½ cup of water.
  6. Blend until smooth then pour batter into a bowl.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for remaining beans.
  8. Mix all beans batter together in a bowl, add vegetable oil and add seasoning (1 teaspoon at a time until desired taste is reached).
  9. Pour batter into baking cups / baking tray.
  10. Place in a heated oven at 160° and leave to bake for 20 minutes.
  11. After 20 minutes, check it is baked by inserting a clean knife in the middle of beans cake, if it comes out mainly clean, it is fully baked if not, leave in for a few more minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and serve.

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