Ewa Agoyin is a common street food in Nigeria. Even though it is not a classical Nigerian dish (it’s from Togo), it has been so readily adopted by Nigerians that no one cares where it’s from. Ewa Agoyin basically features mashed beans and spicy stew. It is usually enjoyed with either yam or bread.
For the Beans
- 2-3 Cups White/Brown Beans
- Salt to taste
For the Stew
- 3 Cooking Spoons Nosak Famili Palm Oil
- 1/4 Pieces Dried Bell Peppers (Tatsahe)
- 1 Medium Size White Onion
- 3-4 Pieces Dried Cameroon Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Ground Crayfish
- 2 Seasoning Cubes
- Salt to taste
To Cook the Beans
- Pick and wash the beans.
- Add water to a pot, set on high heat and allow to boil.
- Then add the beans and leave on medium heat for 2 hours. Add salt to taste.
- When the beans is soft, mash it with a wooden spoon until it’s well mashed.
To Make the Sauce
- Wash and place the dried peppers in a bowl, pour over some boiling water and leave covered until the peppers are softened.
- In a blender, place the peppers, onion, crayfish and blend with the water used to soak the peppers, to a coarse texture. Pour the blended peppers into a sieve and leave to rest so as to remove excess water.
- Pour in the palm oil in a pot and set on low heat and wait for the oil to get heated. Cover the pot and leave to bleach.
- Add in the chopped onion and allow fry until lightly brown while stirring intermittently. Add salt, seasoning cubes, crayfish, and grounded pepper.
- Then pour in the pepper in bits while stirring. Cover and leave to fry for another 15 minutes or until the sauce is darkened.
- Your food is ready!