Moi Moi is a staple in most traditional Nigerian parties, it is one of those dishes all the “aunties” look forward to, that’s why they bring the extra bags/containers (haha I’m not kidding). It’s quite a time-consuming food to make, as you will have to soak and wash the beans to remove the skins. That’s why most people prefer to just buy it from the store or just get the beans flour.
I, for one, prefer to have it homemade. The traditional method requires cooking the moi-moi in leaf pouches (i.e plantain leafs). It is usually steamed over very high heat. Taking a new dimension of the traditional method, I like to bake my moi-moi in the oven but still using a water bath to steam cook.
So recently, I decided to whip it up as it is one of my favorite Nigerian meals. There are varieties of ways this delicious delicacy can be enjoyed. For breakfast with soft bread or/and corn porridge (pap). As a starter or a side dish served with rice. Even as the main dish served with other sides dishes (i.e soaked garri).
In addition, Moi-Moi can sometimes be eaten as a snack. It usually features a range of stuffing’s. Such as corned beef, eggs, fish, prawns and the likes.
Here is the recipe:
I hope this recipe was helpful. Do not hesitate to give your feedback in the comment section below.