Nigerian Ewa Aogyin recipe

Ewa Agoyin Recipe

Ewa Agoyin is a Yoruba favourite often served by street hawkers. What makes this Yoruba dish authentic is its distinct soft and mashy nature. It is preferably prepared with a slow cooker overnight.
  • Ingredients

    Serves - 3-4 people

    2 cups of red beans

    1 large white onion (thinly sliced)

    1 cup of Mamador Virgin Palm Oil

    1 seasoning cube

    1/4 cup of grounded Crayfish

    1 medium sized Dried fish

    1 large bell pepper (tatashe)

    4 habanero peppers (Ata Rodo)

    1 medium onion

    Salt to taste

  • Method
    Step 1
    Add 5 cups of water to a pot, set on low heat. Wash and add the beans. Leave on low heat for 1hr or until the beans is very soft. Add salt to taste.Tip: Cook beans in a pressure cooker to speed up this process.
    Step 2
    In a blender, combine the bell pepper (tatashe) and habanero (atarodo) pepper and the medium onion.
    Step 3
    Set a medium sized pot on low heat, add Mamador Virgin Palm Oil.
    Step 4
    Bleach the oil for 5-10 mins.
    Step 5
    On very low heat, add the chopped onion and stir at intervals. This takes about 20 mins.
    Step 6
    Add the blended pepper to another pot and boil for 15 mins (this is to cook down the pepper and remove excess water).
    Step 7
    Add the parboiled pepper to the fried onion, cook for about 15 mins.
    Step 8
    Add in the grounded crayfish, shredded dried fish, salt and seasoning cube.
    Step 9
    Taste for seasoning and cook on medium heat for another 10 mins.
    Step 10
    Serve with Bread, Garri, Plantain etc.
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