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Follow this easy recipe to learn how to prepare delicious Moi-Moi that will leave you craving more.

Moi-Moi is a delicious Nigerian delicacy. It is prepared using Beans and is quite easy to prepare. In this article, I will be sharing with you an easy recipe on how to prepare Moi-Moi in your home without stress. The ingredients used to prepare Moi-Moi are very affordable. Without any further ado, let us get into how to prepare Moi-Moi.


1. 1 big derica tin of Black eyed or brown beans.

2. 1 Tatashe (red bell pepper).

3. 1 scotch bonnet pepper (atarodo).

4. 2 cooking spoonful of Vegetable Oil.

5. 1 tablespoonful concentrated tomato puree for extra color (optional).

6. 4 Tablespoonfuls of ground Crayfish.

7. 2 large Onions bulbs.

8. 3 stock cubes.

9. Salt to taste.

10. Eggs or boiled minced meat or Bone Marrow or corned beef or deboned smoked fish or deboned boiled fish (optional).

11. Small containers, Banana leaves, foil paper etc. You can use any of these prepare the Moi-moi.


1. Start by soaking the beans for an hour or overnight in water. Then wash the beans to remove the skin by rubbing it in between your hands. You could also use a strong blender to do this.

2. Next, strain the beans and pour some of it into the blender. Add the peppers, the tomato paste, the onions, the crayfish and the stock cubes.

3. Add a little water to the blender and then grind the beans until you get a very smooth consistency without any beans lumps.

Or you can take it to the market for it to be blended.

4. Transfer the blended beans into a bowl. Stir it and slowly add some water. Continue stirring until you get a lighter consistency, but ensure you don't make it too watery.

5. Now, add the vegetable oil, adjust the salt if necessary and then mix it all thoroughly.

6. Get the greased moi moi containers or moi moi leaves then pour the mixture into each of the containers and then add the egg or any other garnishes of your choice. Seal the containers or leaves and set aside.

4. Line the base of the pot with some foil paper or the some moi moi leaves.

Pour in the water and leave it to boil.

When the water begins to boil, place the sealed Moi moi into the pot and leave it to steam.

5. As the Moi-moi cooks add a little quantity of water from time to time so it doesn’t end up burning underneath.

6. 45 minutes or so into cooking, put a knife through the Moi-Moi. If the knife comes out clean, then the moi moi is ready.

7. When you're certain the Moi-moi is done, take it out of the pot and leave it to cool for a bit before serving.

That's how easy it is to prepare Moi-Moi. You can enjoy this as a snack or with some pap (ogi, akamu), or with some tea, bread, beans, rice etc.

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