Monday, 18 August 2014

Adalu special (Beans and corn Porridge)

Beans porridge is a simple one pot meal enjoyed by most people. While growing up, beans was one of my favorite meals especially the soupy porridge type as shown in this recipe. Back then, i ate it so much cos my dad always told my brothers and i that to be as tall as he was we had to eat lots and lots of beans. Currently, at 5 ft something i'm not what you might call tall....lol! Don't know where i went wrong with my consumption but i guess that theory doesn't work for everyone.
To make it a balanced tasty meal, fried or Boiled plantain, Yam, corn or Sweet potato is often added. Beans is one of the best source of protein. it's also rich in Fiber, high-quality carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. These heart-healthy nutrients gotten from beans help lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure, and they can reduce your risk of coronary artery disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. Beans porridge could be served with Bread, Fried/boiled Yam or plantain, Pap, Custard, or Soaked garri
P.S: Beans is associated with flatulence, indigestion and bloating in some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) so if you've got IBS you might want to limit beans in your diet.

How to make Beans Porridge
• Prep Time:  15mins
• Cook Time: 45mins -1hour
• Serves :       4


Ingredients:::
• 300g Brown/white Beans
• 1 medium sized Onion
• 2 red scotch bonnet Pepper "Ata rodo"
• 1 seasoning cube
  2 Cooking spoon palmoil
• 2 tbsp. Crayfish - Optional
• Salt to taste
• Yam / Plantain /Sweet Potato /Corn - Optional


Direction:::
Step 1: Separate the beans from the chaff, rinse and place in a pot. Add the enough water just enough to cover the beans in the pot and add the chopped onion and pepper. Do not add salt at this stage. This is because salt tends to harden the beans even more. 

Step 2: Cook on medium heat till tender while adding water once in a while when you notice it drying up. It's always best to keep the water on the same level as the beans while cooking till it gets soft.

Step 3: Once the beans is soft, add the Palm oil, Seasoning cube, Salt, Crayfish. At this point, you can add your cut yam/ plantain or sweet potato (if you enjoy it better mixed with the beans otherwise, you can simply fry it separately and set aside). Don't Stir - Cover and let it cook for about 15 mins more till the beans porridge turns soupy like in the picture below and the added yam/ plantain or sweet potato is done. 

Step 4: At this point, stir with a wooden spoon and add the corn. Leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes more.

Serve with Fried yam, Fried plantain or Fried sweet potato if you didn't add any while cooking. Even if you did, you could also serve beans porridge with Bread, Pap(akamu/ogi) Custard or soaked garri...Enjoy!!!

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26 comments:

  1. i suffer indigestion and bloating if i take it with any kind of carbohydrate, but i love protein>>>

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    1. Beans is definitely notorious for that. To prevent the effects from occurring, place the beans in a bowl and then run cool tap water over it thoroughly; shake the bowl back and forth to make sure the water reaches all the beans. Then cover the beans with water so that the water level is at least 2 inches above the surface of the beans. Soak for at least 6 hours or better still soak them overnight. Drain at least once and replace the water.
      By thoroughly rinsing and soaking the beans, the process begins of drawing out the indigestion-causing sugars and other substances which produce gas.

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  2. Nne daalu o. Beans is not my fav food but believe u me some days I wake up yearning 2 eat beans lyk its sometin I enjoy eating but d truth is even if u dnt like beans ur body will beg for it when it wants cos its nourishing especially when eaten wif plaintain....Jeeeeez!

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    1. That's so true, some days are also like that for me. But beans with with plantain, sweet potato, yam definitely does the magic everytime :)

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  3. Anonymous4:40 pm

    dobby, remain blessed... thanks for your regular posts, and delicious recipes....

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  4. Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes.
    I will be so pleased if you join us on myTaste.com

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    1. Thank for the offer Immanuel

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  5. Anonymous3:40 pm

    My kids don't like beans except a very ripe plantain n tomanto sauce is added to it ...n d beans has to be extra soft...hmmm just delish

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    1. it sure is delisshhh!! Have you tried adding sweet corn to it? That's one they'd definitely not resist :)

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  6. Anonymous5:28 pm

    Dobby pls is it sweet corn in a tin?

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    1. Yes the sweet corn in the tin. You can also get it fresh on the cob in places like shoprite. Normal corn can also be used.

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  7. Anonymous7:36 am

    Thanks!

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  8. Dobby you have a great blog, great collections of dishes and recipes, no wonder beatricehazon.com introduced me to your blog. hummm am bellyful just looking at those dishes alone

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    1. Thank you Akinsola. Glad she did too. Thanks beatricehazon :)

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  9. Keep up the good wrk Sister.I av learned a lot frm u.God continue 2bless u

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    1. Thank you mosad, God bless you too :)

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  10. Well done dobby, keep us coming back for more :)

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    1. Thanks A Young Black Woman :)

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  11. Debbie12:52 pm

    Wow am happy to be here . Thanks a lot for the post

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    1. Thanks for stopping by debbie :)

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  12. amaka8:54 am

    Hi dobby gr8 blog.i just cooked d panla stew.it was amazing.concerning jollof beans,does it mean parboilin beans is wrong and I prefer frying d onions separately wt d red oil bfr addin to d beans.it tastes unique.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback amaka. Parboiling beans is really not necessary. Most people to it to rice to remove most of the starch. Frying the onion separately is not a bad idea too.

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  13. Hello Dobby. Pls what steps can I take to prevent beans from disintegrating? My dad likes his beans soft and I really don't know how to make it soft enough with out turning it to half ewa agayin.

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    1. Hi janine, There are different types of beans usually sold in the market. So, the disintergration might be due to the type used by you. Beans such as honey beans tends to do that so cooking it in lesser time might do the trick.

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