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African Beans Lunch Recipes

Beans and Sweetcorn Pottage (Adalu)

Beans and sweetcorn pottage (Adalu) is a simple recipe to replicate and the addition of sweetcorn gives it extra flavor and taste. You can use any black-eyed beans you like, white black-eyed, honey beans, brown beans, drum beans. If you’re using ground crayfish make sure you don’t use too much of it so it doesn’t overpower the flavor. You can make this recipe a thick or not too thick consistency, put the consistency you want in mind when you’re adding water to boil the beans. I didn’t make it too thick or too watery consistency.  You can add more corn or use lesser corn.

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Beans and Sweetcorn Pottage (Adalu)
Cuisine: African
  • 3 Cups Honey beans (black-eyed beans or your choice)
  • 2 Sweetcorn (use more or less)
  • 1 Habanero/Rodo
  • 2 Red bell pepper
  • 2 Onions (divided)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Crayfish (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup Palm oil (use more or less)
  • Knorr bouillon powder or cube
  • Salt
  1. Pick the beans and rinse.

    Adalu beans
  2. Place a large saucepan over a high-heat, add the beans and cover with enough water. Boil for about 5 minutes and drain rinse again then add enough water to cover about three cups, you add water as you go if the beans need more. Add one chopped onion and boil together until the bean is soft.

    Adalu boiling
  3. Remove the corn from the cob while the beans boil away.

    Adalu corn
  4. Clean the pepper, rinse and blend with the half of the onion.

    Adalu peppers
  5. After the beans are soft add the sweetcorn, make sure you don't have too much water.

  6. Add the blended pepper and continue to cook until the corns are fully cooked and the pepper mixture is well combined. Add the knorr seasoning and salt

    Adalu add pepper
  7. Place a small saucepan over a medium-high heat, add palm oil after the oil is hot enough but not bleached, slice the remaining half onion and add to the hot oil, add the ground crayfish and saute until the onion releases it's fragrant.

    Adalu saute onions
  8. When the beans mixture is done, add the hot oil mixture and stir. Combine and check for the for the seasoning, readjust if it needs more. Leave the mixture to cook for about 3 minutes.

  9. Let it cool and serve. Enjoy!

    Adalu served
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