Nigerian Beans and Plantain Porridge

Nigerian Beans, Nigerian Plantain Porridge, Nigerian beans porridge
Nigerian Beans and Plantain Porridge
 Nigerian Beans and plantain porridge is a meal made up of ripe plantains and beans. This is tasty dish and has become popular over the years , as most parents have discovered it as a way of getting their kids to eat beans. The addition of the ripe plantains, gives the meal , that sweet taste that kids love so much. Adults also find it's an easy recipe for you.

Nigerian Beans & Plantain Porridge Ingredients
250 gr Beans (brown or black eyed beans)
1 Ripe plantains(peeled and cut into chunks)
1 onion bulb (sliced)
2 tablespoonful ground crayfish
1 stock cube  

1 cooking -spoonful Red palm oil/stew oil
Pepper&Salt to taste

Nigerian Beans & Plantain Porridge Cooking Directions:

1a. First , soak the beans in cold water for about 3 hours or overnight. Discard the water, rinse the beans and strain in a colander or strainer.

Tip: if you want this meal in a jiffy,skip the soaking and cook the beans with 1/5 teaspoon baking soda.

1b. Cut the plantains, peel of the skin, cut into chunks and set aside.

1c. Grind the crayfish,Chop the onions and pepper and set aside.

2. Place the strained beans into a pot or pressure cooker , pour in some water, enough to cover the beans(an inch over the beans level). Then leave to cook until tender, but not too soft.You might need to add more water, but be careful not to add to much , to avoid having a watery porridge.

3. Now add the onions and peeled plantains to the pot. Cook until the plantains are tender.

4. Add the crayfish, stock cubes, palm oil , salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and leave to simmer for  8 to 10 minutes on low heat.

And your Beans and Plantain Porridge is ready. You can eat it as it is or topped with tomato stew, or simply serve with bread.

 By Nky Lily Lete


  1. Anonymous10:17:00 AM

    Hv not started trying your dishes but I can tell a good meal by the way it is prepared. My question is, why do I need to soak my beans overnight before I cook it.

    1. The soaking process helps to soften the beans and cuts down on the cooking time.

  2. Anonymous5:39:00 PM

    I just made this for my family and it is on point! Thank you very much for the detailed directions. My end result look just like the picture and taste delicious. I'm a STAR tonight.

    1. I'm glad you all enjoyed it :)

  3. Anonymous4:58:00 PM

    Is it compulsory to add crayfish when making this

    1. Crayfish is optional but it makes the meal richer and tastier.

  4. Great ! But wnt the shaft com off if I soak it overnight ?

    1. no it won't come off except you scrub it.


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