Ekuru and Ata DinDin Recipe
Ekuru, also known as white Moin Moin or Ofuloju is a popular traditional Beans delicacy among the people of South-Western Nigeria. This mouth-watering meal is a simpler twist to Moin Moin, with just salt and Vegeta Onion added to up the flavour. This yummy meal needs to be whisked to incorporate air in the mix, thereby making it light and giving it a fluffy texture. Ekuru is eaten with the Spicy Ata din din (Local Pepper Sauce). Ata din din is a sumptuous local stew that pairs well with Ekuru. It is prepared with any protein of your choice. What sets the Ata din din sauce apart is the locust bean (Iru) used to season it. You are missing a great deal if you are yet to savour this delicious meal. Let's head over to Tiger Kitchen to cook.
3 Cups Black Eyed Beans or Brown
3 Cooking Spoons Palm Oil
1 Red Bell Pepper
1 Scotch Bonnet
Locust Beans (Iru)
Fried Assorted Meats
1 Smoked Fish
1/2 Cup Smoked Prawns (optional)
2 Tablespoons Ground Crayfish
Larsor Beef Seasoning
Tiger Ehuru Powder
Salt to taste
Preparation for White Moi Moi
First, soak and peel your Beans. Then blend with little water till semi-smooth. Your consistency should not be too thick nor too fluid, then empty contents into a bowl.
With a hand mixer or whisk, incorporate air into your batter by mixing for 10 minutes. Mix till very fluffy. If you haven’t got a hand mixer, you can use a whisk, mix for 30 minutes. Back in the days, people used Mortar and pestle. But not anymore. We belong to the easy geng…lol
Scoop the batter into Banana leaves or Aluminium Foil. Steam for 50 minutes till fully cooked.
To steam, you can either use a steamer or a pot with Banana leaves. Then lift the leaves and add water to steam the white Moi Moi Then, cover and steam. Do check from time to time and top up more water when/where necessary.
Ata din din Stew Preparation
Soak and wash the Smoked Fish with hot water, then shred into smaller pieces. Afterwards, blend Scotch bonnet, Vegeta Onion and the Bell peppers roughly and set aside.
Pour Palm Oil in a pot and fry a bit, before adding Vegeta Onion.
Next, add the Locust Beans, sauté for a minute, afterwards, add the roughly blended Pepper, Larsor beef seasoning and salt to taste, fry for 5 minutes. Then add the Fried Meats and continue to fry for another 10 minutes. Afterwards, add the shredded Smoked Fish and Prawns, continue to fry for 4 minutes. Now add the Crayfish Powder and stir for two minutes. Add little to adjust the texture if too thick. Viola your Ata din din is ready
Serve the Ekuru with the Ata dindin and dive in with your hands. Ekuru is best enjoyed when eaten with your hands, forget about cutleries here 😁😁. Crumble up your Ekuru, add the sauce, mix thoroughly, wash your hand and dig in! This meal is an amazing way to incorporate protein (beans) into your diet.
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