|Ekuru served with Obe ata dindin|
Ekuru is a meal, native to the Yorubas in Nigeria. I actually call it ”Nigerian style Kenkey”, due to its slightly sour taste . It is prepared with peeled beans, just as moi moi, but contains little or no additional ingredients; just imagine white moi moiEkuru is usually served with obe ata or mashed with eko and enjoyed with any sauce of choice.If you are a vegan or on a weight loss journey and looking for a new and filling protein meal to try out, this might just be what you need .
You’ll need:– 1 cup peeled beans(see how to peel beans in less than 5 minutes)- Water(as needed to grind the beans and make a paste)- 2 pinches of ground Potash(Akaun/kaun)(optional)- Salt(optional) ( I think a little salt will make it tasty for anyone new to this meal, just my opinion)
Tip: if you can’t find ground Potash(Akaun/kaun), you can use of baking soda as a substitute.
Preparation:1. If you haven’t done this yet , wash and peel the beans (see how to peel beans in a blender)2. Place the peeled beans in a blender, add a little water and blend until really smooth3. Pour the blended mix into a wide bowl and add a little water. If you are making use of salt and potash(akaun), add it to the smooth paste and stir vigorously for 5 to 10 minutes until fluffy.Tip: I was told that potash makes the paste fluffier and also makes the cooking process shorter, but you can leave it out if you want to.
4. Now, scoop up the paste and pour into uma leaves or your container of choice. Place in a steamer or pot of hot water and steam for 30 minutes or until it solidifies, just like you do with moi moi.5 . Leave to cool a bit and serve as you like. Preferably with obe ata.
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