Why you should consider making Akara yourself.
- Cost effectiveness - Taking your time to learn how to make akara using an akara recipe is cheaper than buying akara because you will surely get more value for your money in terms of quantity and quality as well.
- Food Safety and Hygiene - We should be concerned about how the foods we consume are being prepared. It is an open secret that, street food vendors do not always prepare foods they sell in very hygienic conditions.
Ingredients for akara
- 2.5 cup Beans flour
- 1.5 cup water
- 3 cups vegetable oil
- 1 medium size onions
- 4 scotch bonnet peppers
How to fry akara with beans flour
- Add 2 1/2 cups of pure beans flour into a bowl
- Gradually pour lukewarm water into the beans flour while mixing at the same time.
- Do this till you get a semi-thick consistency as shown in my recipe video on youtube
- After mixing, cover the bowl and set aside for 10 -30 minutes depending on how long you can wait.
- Chop the onions and peppers set aside
- Put your frying pan on your cooker
- Set the cooking temperature to high heat
- Pour the vegetable oil into the frying pan and allow the oil heat up well
- Add some onion slices into the oil for a nice flavour
- Measure the exact quantity of beans batter you can fry at once into a clean bowl
- Add salt, onions and pepper
- Mix very well
- Gently scoop the mixed beans batter into the hot oil
- Do this till all the mixed beans batter is finished
- The beans batter will float almost immediately
- Allow the akara fry on both sides till it turns golden
- While frying lightly press the akara down with your spoon to ensure that the inside is well cooked
- Place a bowl beneath your basket or colander to help drain excess oil
- Scoop hot akara out of the hot oil and into the basket
- Do this till all the beans batter has been fried.