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Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cake Recipe

Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes are known by many different names in Western Africa.

Below is a photo of Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes For Sale In Nigeria in 1998.
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Here is the recipe for our Hausa Fried Black Eyed Beans Cakes which makes about 10 small bean cakes.

Ingredients
1 can of black-eyed peas (liquid drained)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Directions
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mash well with your lightly oiled hands or a potato masher or add to a food processor and blend until smooth. Form the bean mixture into quarter-sized ball, flatten and fry until are a golden-brown in color.

Akara fried blackeyed pea cakes

Hausa are the largest ethnic group in Sub-Saharan Africa found chiefly in northwestern Nigeria and adjacent southern Niger with 30% of Hausa people found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria known as Hausaland. The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam with 99% of the population being Islamic which strongly influences food culture. Bean recipes play an important part in Islamic food culture, black eyed pea bean cakes and the sweet bean pie made of navy beans, sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg are classic recipes.

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