READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by AmandaInOz

Nigerian Bean Cakes. This is a recipe from my husband's step mum who lived in Nigeria for 15 years. Cooking time does not include soaking. The koose will expand a little during frying. Start with small scoops and adjust if necessary. The batter will be thin.

Top Review by French Tart

Absolutley 100% authentic - I lived in Africa when I was little, and I remember a friend of my mum making something like these - I LOVED them then, as I do now! As my mum is a vegetarian, I made these one night for her, whilst the rest of us chomped away on steak and chicken!! However, she had to fight us meat eaters off them - a great recipe and VERY tasty - we loved the heat, but added some salt and pepper, and then the seasoning was just right! No photos - as I see you have one of Engrossed's famous photos.......I did not like to take over!! Made for ZWT4 - a keeper for us! Merci! FT:-)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans for 24 hours in cold water.
  2. Rinse the beans or skin them by rubbing between your hands while rinsing under running water.
  3. Blend all ingredients in a food processor.
  4. Pour mixture into a bowl and hand whisk for 2-3 minutes to aerate.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and carefully drop small balls of the mixture into the oil from a spoon.
  6. Fry until golden brown.
  7. Drain on paper towel.
  8. Serve hot or cold with chili sauce.

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