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How To Prepare Moi Moi

How to Prepare Moi Moi

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Moi Moi, also pronounced as Moin Moin, Moyin Moyin, Moy Moy or Mai Mai is a traditional Nigerian food made with steamed black eyed peas (beans and enriched with spices.

It can be eaten with Garri, Rice and Pap also known as Ogi. It is served at parties, restaurants, wedding ceremonies and other festive occasions.

This delicious meal can be cooked in various ways .The most common method is cooking Moi Moi in bowls, Aluminium Foil Bags, Banana Leaves, Uma Leaves(Thaumatococcus Daniellii) or  in heat proof nylons.

As for me , i prefer heat proof nylons because it is cheaper and easy to get

Nigerian Moi Moi ingredients

*700g Black eyed or brown beans(1 big derica tin)
*1 Tatashe(red bell pepper)
* 1 scotch bonnet pepper( atarodo/fresh pepper)
*2 cooking spoonful Vegetable Oil
* 4 Tablespoonful ground Crayfish
*2 large Onions bulbs
*Eggs OR cooked minced meat  OR Bone Marrow  ORCorned beef

OR deboned smoked fish OR deboned boiled  fish

*3 bouillon/stock cubes for Seasoning(Maggi/Knorr cubes)
*Water (as needed)
* Salt to taste
tip: 700g equals 1 big derica tin

Cooking preparation for  Nigerian Moi Moi

Before you cook  the Nigerian Moi Moi

**First soak the beans for about 1 hour (or overnight) and wash it, by scrubbing off the bean coat/skin.
Make sure to remove all the bean coat until you are left with white coat-less beans.

If you have a good blender, you can grind the beans at this point, but if not,

let the coat-less beans soak in water again for at least 2 hours to soften it further.
Tip: Most blender can blend the beans after the first soaking ,

so you may not need to soak the beans any further.
** If you’re using bean flour check step 1 below

**Now choose what extra garnishes you want to add to the Moi-moi;
If it’s eggs, boil the eggs, remove the shells and slice into small pieces, then set aside.
If it’s fresh fish, boil the fish,remove bones  and cut into

small pieces.

Now I’m about to prepare my MOI MOI let’s go cooking!

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