Nigerian Food and Recipes

Moin Moin

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

  • Prep Time: 1h 30m
  • Cook Time: 1h
  • Total Time: 2h 30m


  • 4 c Beans, peeled
  • Moin moin Leaves, plastic bowls or plastic bags
  • 3 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Seasoning cubes
  • 2 c Water
  • 4 c Meat Stock
  • 3 Boiled Egg
  • 2 c Bulky chunks of Fish/Sardine/ Minced or chopped Meat
  • 1 large Onion bulb
  • 1 Paprika
  • 6 medium size tomatoes (optional)
  • Chilli Pepper to taste
  • Banana leaves stalk or moin moin leas stalk (to form a base in the pot)


  1. Boil the eggs and the meat/fish and cut them into chunks if your are not using minced meat
  2. Soak beans in water for about 20mins
  3. Remove the seed coat by rubbing the beans in between your hands and draining out the seed coat with a sieve
  4. 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
  5. Watch out for stones
  6. Grind the beans, pepper, tomatoes and onions into a smooth paste
  7. Add the vegetable oil, seasoning cube and salt to taste and stir properly
  8. Put banana leaves in a large pot to form a base and place on heat
  9. Put just enough water to cover the base of the pot
  10. Wrap the leaves into the form of cones and fold the bottom upwards
  11. Still holding the bottom, scoop the beans and fill half of the cone
  12. Put the chopped eggs and fish/meat into it
  13. Fold the top of the cone and bend it backwards
  14. Place the wrapped moin moin into the pot
  15. Continue till the mixture is all used up
  16. Pour in more water into the pot and allow to cook
  17. Alternatively, half-fill the plastic bowls with the mixture and allow to cook for about 30mins

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