Beans cooked with corn – Adalu / Ewa Alagbado.

Beans and corn are two staple foods in many cultures around the world. Both are nutritious and versatile, and when combined, they make for a delicious and filling meal. In Nigeria, one popular way of cooking beans with corn is known as Adalu or Ewa Alagbado.

Adalu is a dish that originates from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. It is made by cooking black-eyed beans with fresh corn kernels and adding a few other ingredients to enhance the flavor. The resulting dish is a hearty, savory, and slightly sweet stew that is perfect for any time of day.

To make Adalu, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of black-eyed beans
  • 2 cups of fresh corn kernels
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2-3 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2-3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of palm oil (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Water


  1. Soak the beans overnight or for at least 6 hours to soften them.
  2. Rinse the beans thoroughly and place them in a pot with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the beans are partially cooked.
  3. Add the corn kernels to the pot with the partially cooked beans and continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes.
  4. While the beans and corn are cooking, heat the palm oil in a frying pan and sauté the onions, garlic, bell peppers, and tomatoes until they are soft and fragrant.
  5. Add the sautéed vegetables to the pot with the beans and corn and stir well.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste, cover the pot, and let the Adalu simmer for another 10-15 minutes until the beans are fully cooked and the flavors have melded together.
  7. Serve hot with a side of bread, plantains, or rice.

Adalu is a simple and nutritious dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with other foods. It is rich in protein, fiber, and essential nutrients like iron and potassium. The addition of fresh corn kernels adds a natural sweetness to the dish that balances out the savory flavors of the beans and vegetables.

In conclusion, Adalu is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for anyone looking for a hearty and nutritious meal. It is a staple in Nigerian cuisine and is enjoyed by people all over the world. So why not give it a try and see for yourself how tasty and satisfying this dish can be

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