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Brief About Akara

Akara, popularly known as koose in Ghana, is a quick snack that has been around for a long time now. It is sold all over with the well- known Hausa koko. Akara is a Nigerian meal which is not only tasty but also nutritious.

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to make Akara so that you can make it sometimes at home? Well, in view of that, we are going to learn how to make this tasty snack. First we will look at the ingredients used in making it, then what it can be served with, utensils used and steps involved in its preparation.

 

Ingredients for Akara

  • A cup of brown beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small onion
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

 

What Akara Can Be Served With

Akara can be served with Hausa koko, as is usually done here in Ghana. It can also be served with fried yam,bread and gari.

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Special Utensils Needed

  • Blender
  • Wooden spoon or electric mixer
  • Draining spoon

 

 

Steps to Prepare Akara (Instructions)

  1. Soak the beans in water overnight to soften it.
  2. Wash the beans and blend with about 1/3 cup of water.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add salt, pepper and onion(onion and pepper must be chopped).
  4. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon or electric mixer.
  5. Put oil on fire and heat it up.
  6. Use a spoon or ladle to fetch the mixture in desired quantities and fry in the oil.
  7. Turn over and allow each side to fry well to give you a golden brown appearance.
  8. Remove them when ready using a draining spoon, drain any excess oil and serve.

 

So there you have your simple akara recipe which can be prepared and enjoyed at home.

akara recipe

AKARA RECIPE (EASIEST METHOD)

Akara, popularly known as koose in Ghana, is a quicksnack that has been around for a long time now. It is sold all over with thewell- known Hausa koko. Akara is a Nigerian meal which is not only tasty butalso nutritious.
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Prep Time 24 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 201 kcal

Equipment

  • blender
  • Draining spoon
  • Wooden spoon or electric mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 CUP brown beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • small onion
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions
 

  • Soak the beans in water overnight to soften it.
  • Wash the beans and blend with about 1/3 cup of water
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and add salt, pepper andonion(onion and pepper must be chopped).
  • Mix everything together with a wooden spoon orelectric mixer.
  • Put oil on fire and heat it up.
  • Use a spoon or ladle to fetch the mixture in desired quantities and fryin the oil.
  • Turn over and allow each side to fry well to give youa golden brown appearance.
  • Remove them when ready using a draining spoon, drainany excess oil and serve.

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Notes

So there you have your simple akara recipe which can be prepared and enjoyed at home.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal
Keyword AKARA, koose
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