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How To Prepare Gari and Beans

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How To Prepare Gari and Beans

How To Prepare Gari and beans. Gari and beans, well known as “yorke gari” or gobe is a tasty, affordable, simple and popular meal made of beans and gari. It is mostly eaten for lunch.

It is usually common in the southern parts of Ghana popularly called bober, borbor or gobe, yo ke gari and even red red.

Red red is a Ghanaian bean stew served with a side of fried plantains and often garnished with gari, a coarse toasted cassava flour.

Black eyed peas are a rich source of complex carbs, which take longer to digest than simple carbs, provide energy and fiber, and help with weight loss.

Black eyed peas contain antioxidants like flavonoids, which help the body fight disease. The fiber in black eyed peas helps the body absorb flavonoids and other helpful nutrients. 

 

 

HOW TO PROCESS CASSAVA TO GARI

1. Harvest and sort your cassava to get the best

2. Peel the cassava roots

3. Wash and clean the cassava root

4. Grate the cassava roots into a mash

5. Ferment the Cassava Mash to Remove Hydrocyanic Acid

6. Press the cassava sack to drain the water in the garri

7. After draining the garri mash, sift the wet cake into grits

8. Fry or roast the grits to form edible garri

9. Spread the garri in a thin layer and allow it to cool

10. Sieve or grind the garri to break larger granules

11. Pack the garri in airtight bags and store them properly

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RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 cup black-eyed pea or beans

2 medium size tomatoes

1 medium size onion

 scotch bonnet or red chilli, quantity as required

1/4 cup palm oil

Momoni (optional)

4 ripped plantains

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE GARI AND BEANS

Soaked beans overnight. In a large pot, cook beans until soft and tender. Set aside. You can add salt to taste in beans.

Wash and Blend one onion, tomatoes and pepper together and set aside.Slice the remaining onion and set aside. 

Cut the ends of the plantain and remove the peels. Season with salt, set aside.

Pour palm oil in a saucepan, add half of the sliced onions and momoni if using. Cook until onion is tender and the momoni melts in the oil. 

Add the blended onions, tomatoes and pepper. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook till thickened. Add cooked beans.

Stir in the remaining onions. Taste and adjust for salt. If stew is thick, add little water.

Serve cooked beans with gari, fry plantains, avocado with any oil of choice. 

 

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How To Prepare Gari and Beans

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Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 50 calories 1 gram fat

Ingredients

1 cup black-eyed pea or beans
2 medium size tomatoes
1 medium size onion
 scotch bonnet or red chilli, quantity as required
1/4 cup palm oil
Momoni (optional)
4 ripped plantains

Instructions

  • Soaked beans overnight. In a large pot, cook beans until soft and tender. Set aside. You can add salt to taste in beans.
  • Wash and Blend one onion, tomatoes and pepper together and set aside.Slice the remaining onion and set aside.
  • Cut the ends of the plantain and remove the peels. Season with salt, set aside.
  • Pour palm oil in a saucepan, add half of the sliced onions and momoni if using. Cook until onion is tender and the momoni melts in the oil.
  • Add the blended onions, tomatoes and pepper. Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook till thickened. Add cooked beans.
  • Stir in the remaining onions. Taste and adjust for salt. If stew is thick, add little water.
  • Serve cooked beans with gari, fry plantains, avocado with any oil of choice.
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