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Nigerian Breakfast Fried Akara and Ogi

How to make the popular breakfast recipe of fried Akara and Ogi.

Typical breakfast in Nigeria consists of fried Akara bean cakes and white flour Ogi. Here is the recipe for fried Akara and sweet Ogi breakfast recipe.

Tasting Akara fried bean cakes.

Tasting Akara fried bean cakes.


 
Fried Akara Ingredients and Directions.

Ingredients
1 15 ounce can black eyed peas with all liquid drained

1 tablespoon self-rising flour

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Oil for frying


Directions
In food processor add all ingredients and mix until smooth. Form into small flat discs and fry until brown about 2 minutes on each side. Serve with Ogi recipe below for breakfast.

How to make Nigerian Ogi for breakfast.
Nigerian Ogi


Here are a few other names of Ogi in other African countries; same dish different name.
 
Ugali and Akamu in Nigeria.
 
Ngima, Buru, Sembe, Chenge, and Arega in Kenya.
 
Bando and Kaunga in Uganda.
 
Moteke, Bidia, and Bugali in The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
Isitshwala and Bogobe in Botswana.
 
Xima and Chima in Mozambique.
 
Mealie and Pap in Lesotho and South Africa.
 
Soor in Somalia and Zambia.

Ogi for breakfast made easy.

Ingredients
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup white sugar
2 cups water

Directions
Add boiling water in a large bowl, add salt mix ingredients together well. Too much water and your Ogi will be thin, too little water and the Ogi is too thick. On high heat on the stove, stir constantly until thick paste forms. Ogi is eaten by out pulling small pieces and squeezing it lightly to form a ball with the dough.


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