Akara Pancakes (Black Eyed Pea Pancakes)

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chef Jean

A popular savoury Nigerian dish made with black-eyed peas.Two fresh eggs may be added for extra creaminess but the mixture is still delicious on its own. Fresh whole prawns may also be added for variety and flavour. Did not add soaking time. Posted for ZWT.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve boullion in a little hot water.
  2. Soak beans overnight or for at least four hours.
  3. De-husk (for authentic result) and blend with all the other ingredients (except the prawns).
  4. Allow to stand for 10-15 minutes. Add prawns(if using) and mix again.
  5. Pour a little oil in frying pan. Heat until hot.
  6. Scoop tablespoonfuls of the paste into the hot oil to form pancakes. Best fry 3 or 4 at a time.
  7. Turn pancakes when golden brown on the under side. Take care to keep them from sticking together. If they do stick separate with a knife when cooked.
  8. Sprinkle with black pepper.

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