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Moin Moin

Moin Moin

Moin Moin is also called steamed beans pudding.This is a healthier and luscious way of enjoying beans. It is served in many restaurants and usually goes well with pap, custard or garri.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups beans, peeled
  • Chilli Pepper to taste
  • 6 medium size tomatoes
  • 1 Paprika
  • 1 large Onion bulb
  • 2 cups bulky chunks of Fish/Sardine/ Minced or chopped Meat
  • 3 Boiled Egg
  • 4 cups rich Stock
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cube Maggi Cubes
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Leaves or plastic bowls
  • Banana leaves to form a base in the pot

Directions

  • Boil the eggs and the meat/fish and cut them into chunks if your are not using minced meat
  • Soak beans in water for about 20mins
  • Remove the seed coat by rubbing the beans in between your hands and draining out the seed coat with a sieve
  • Repeat this till you have sieved out most of the seed coat of the beans; pour into a tray and hand pick the remaining seed coat.
  • Watch out for stones
  • Grind the beans, pepper and onions into a smooth paste
  • Add the vegetable oil, maggi cube and salt to taste and stir properly
  • Put banana leaves in a large pot to form a base and place on heat
  • Put just enough water to cover the base of the pot
  • Wrap the leaves into the form of cones and fold the bottom upwards
  • Still holding the bottom, scoop the beans and fill half of the cone
  • Put the chopped eggs and fish/meat into it
  • Fold the top of the cone and bend it backwards
  • Place the wrapped moin moin into the pot
  • Continue till the mixture is all used up
  • Pour in more water into the pot and allow to cook
  • Alternatively, half-fill the plastic bowls with the mixture and allow to cook for about 30mins

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