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How To Prepare Nigerian Moi Moi

How To Prepare Nigerian Moi Moi

Moi Moi/ Moin Moin is a traditional Nigerian meal made from beans, onions, peppers, spices, and other ingredients.

It is delicious, easy to make, and inexpensive and is often served as lunch or dinner.

You can also serve with garri, pap (ogi – fermented corn meal), bread, Rice and Salad

 

 

EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR HOW TO PREPARE NIGERIAN MOI MOI

Blender

Food processor

Ramekins or baking pan

Spatula 

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

1 Cups dry beans Black eyed Peas or Brown Beans-”Ewa Oloyin”

1 Red Bell pepper/Tatashe

1 Habanero/scotch Bonnet/Rodo

3/4 Cup Diced onion

2 Tablespoons Crayfish

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

11/2 Bullion Cubes

3/4 Cup cooked minced Fish

3 Hard boiled Eggs

Salt to taste

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO PREPARE NIGERIAN MOI MOI

Soak the beans for about 10 to 20 minutes. Dryer beans tend to be ready faster, while less dry beans will take a little longer.

Peel your beans manually by rubbing them together between your palms. I use a food processor. This is a fast way to peel your beans. Or you use mortar and pestle then you rub the beans against each other(Make sure not to crush them in the process)

Wash your beans and sieve out the skin until you get clean beans. The skin would float itself while the seed would go down.

Add the beans into the blender with pepper and onions. Add bouillon cubes, salt, and crayfish. Add a cup of water to blend.

Pour the batter into a bowl. Inside the batter, add the groundnut oil and mix.

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Add fish chunks or liver. You can add boiled fish already cut into chunks or pour in liver cut into small pieces. Keep mixing.

Depending on what you want to use for your Moi Moi, wash it and oil the plates. Portion the batter to the bowls. 

Add the boiled egg on top. Add your boiled egg on top. You don’t have to push it deep into the mix.

Put the pot on the stove and add boiled water.

Arrange the Moi Moi in the pot and cover. Allow it to steam for like 45 minutes. If you notice that the water in the pot has dried up, carefully add more water.

Remove when ready and serve it hot

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?

How will I know that the Moi Moi is done?

You can insert the tip of a knife or toothpick into the Moi Moi. The Moi Moi is done when the tip of the knife comes out fairly clean.

 

Can I use palm oil?

Yes, you can use either palm oil or vegetable oil. It depends on the one you prefer. You can also mix the two.

 

What can I use to mold my Moi Moi?

Traditionally, the leaves called “ewe eran” (Thaumatococcus daniellii) are used for steaming the moin moin. An alternative to that is banana leaves. However, not many people have access to these leaves, so we use heat-safe containers like ramekins, aluminum foil pans, and baking pans

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How To Prepare Nigerian Moi Moi

Moi Moi/ Moin Moin is a traditional Nigerian meal made from beans, onions, peppers, spices, and other ingredients.ingredients

  • PPot
  • 1 Cups dry beans Black eyed Peas or Brown Beans-”Ewa Oloyin”
  • 1 Red Bell pepper/Tatashe
  • 1 Habanero/scotch Bonnet/Rodo
  • 3/4 Cup Diced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons Crayfish
  • 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 11/2 Bullion Cubes
  • 3/4 Cup cooked minced Fish
  • 3 Hard boiled Eggs
  • Salt to taste
  1. Soak the beans for about 10 to 20 minutes. Dryer beans tend to be ready faster, while less dry beans will take a little longer.
  2. Peel your beans manually by rubbing them together between your palms. I use a food processor. This is a fast way to peel your beans. Or you use mortar and pestle then you rub the beans against each other(Make sure not to crush them in the process)
  3. Wash your beans and sieve out the skin until you get clean beans. The skin would float itself while the seed would go down.
  4. Add the beans into the blender with pepper and onions. Add bouillon cubes, salt, and crayfish. Add a cup of water to blend.
  5. Pour the batter into a bowl. Inside the batter, add the groundnut oil and mix.
  6. Add fish chunks or liver. You can add boiled fish already cut into chunks or pour in liver cut into small pieces. Keep mixing.
  7. Depending on what you want to use for your Moi Moi, wash it and oil the plates. Portion the batter to the bowls.
  8. Add the boiled egg on top. Add your boiled egg on top. You don’t have to push it deep into the mix.
  9. Put the pot on the stove and add boiled water.
  10. Arrange the Moi Moi in the pot and cover. Allow it to steam for like 45 minutes. If you notice that the water in the pot has dried up, carefully add more water.
  11. Remove when ready and serve it hot
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