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Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
65 mins
8 people
Meal course
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5 Cup
2 Cup
Groundnut oil
1 Cup
Scotch bonnet pepper (ata rodo)
1 Cup
Red bell pepper (tatashe)
230 Gram
1 Cup
2 Tablespoon
Seasoning (knowr powder)
2 Cup
Hot water
5 Cup Beans2 Cup Groundnut oil1 Cup Scotch bonnet pepper (ata rodo)1 Cup Red bell pepper (tatashe)230 Gram onions1 Cup Crayfish2 Tablespoon Seasoning (knowr powder)2 Cup Hot water

Moi-moi also known as Moin-moin is a traditional Nigeria steam food made from peeled beans, pepper, onions. It can be eaten alone or serve with Garri, bread, pap, rice, cold pap (eko).

  1. Measure the beans
  2. Soak the beans with water for 2minutes
  3. Peel the beans to remove the skin
  4. Wash the pepper and add scotch bonnet pepper (ata rodo), red bell pepper and onions
  5. Then blend the beans, pepper and onion to a smooth paste
  6. Blend the crayfish and boil hot water, add the salt and the seasoning powder into the water
  7. Remove the bones from the fish, wash the fish with salt and water. Then Place a frying pan on the fire, add oil into the frying pan then add onion. Fry the onion until they are soft and translucent.
  8. Stir the blended beans with a wooden stick, add crayfish, fish and the hot groundnut oil and stir together
  9. Add seasoning powder and salt to taste and stir. Grease the Aluminum moimoi plate with groundnut oil for easy removal of the moimoi. Then put the beans paste in each of the grease plate
  10. Put little water inside a clean pot and place the aluminum plate in the water (steaming). Please ensure the water in the pot doesn’t reach half of the first Aluminum plate.
  11. Place the pot filled with moimoi on the fire, cover the pot and allow it to cook till
  12. Add little water at interval to prevent the moimoi from burning underneath. To check if the moimoi is well cooked put a knife or dowel rod through moimoi, the knife will come out clean if it is well cooked.
  13. Remove the moimoi from the pot and allow to cool before putting in a plate.
  14. Then serve

One comment

  1. francmillian123 said on April 9, 2023 Reply

    This is the exact method I use to make moi moi

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