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How to make Akara with bean flour

Do you know anyone who loves stress, I am sure you don’t!!! cos No one loves stress, which is why we are making this post to teach on how to make Akara with bean flour. It is quite stressfree, fast and easy.

Akara is a popular Nigerian snack whose English name is fried bean cake. It has gained popularity outside Nigeria as well in countries like Togo. Ghana, Mali, Benin, Brazil, Sierra Leone.

It is a fried bean cake that is commonly eaten for breakfast or light supper. Akara is prepared traditionally using peeled beans, pepper, onion, salt, they are grinded to a paste and then deep-fried, but the process is usually tedious and long which is why in this post you will learn how to make this tasty snack using bean flour.

Bean flour consists of beans that have been grinded into powdered form and can be preserved for later use. This bean flour can be used for other purposes too, like in making moi-moi,akara, etc. it serves as a quick alternative when making beans pudding. It can be bought in supermarkets and shops worldwide.

Most people fry their akara using vegetable oil, but some too prefer using palm oil and it comes out nice too. do well to use the oil that suits you.

So sit tight and learn as we take you through this stress-free process of making akara with bean flour.

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  • Akara does not contain additives or preservatives
  • This snack is very rich in protein, iron and complex carbohydrate.
  • Also, contains nutrients that help to protect against heart disease and other chronic disease
  • High in potassium which helps reduce blood pressure.
  • This snack provides the body with a significant amount of soluble fiber and fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to help lower blood cholesterol.
  • It is also safe for consumption for diabetic patients.


  • 2 cups of bean flour
  • Onion bulb (2)
  • 3 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 tatashe
  • Vegetable oil
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Warm water


  • Firstly, chop mone of the onion, blend the peppers or chop them.
  • Then, in a bowl, mix the flour with warm water to form a thick paste
  • Add the onion and pepper and stir together
  • Also, add a pinch of salt and seasoning cube
  • Whisk the paste till the mixture is light and fluffy or you can use the traditional method of turning it in a mortar using a pestle
  • Heat up the vegetable oil in a pan
  • Throw in the other onion bulb
  • When the oil is hot, it shouldn’t be too hot, scoop paste with a deep round bottom spoon and drop gently into inside the pan
  • Fry and turn the akara till both sides are golden brown\
  • Remove the akara and repeat the process till all the paste is finished
  • Your akara is best served hot with pap, agidi, bread, garri or custard

Video on how to make akara with bean flour

We are happy you can now make akara with beans flour, do not forget to check our blog for other popular Nigerian food like moi moi, ukwa. Above all, share and invite families and friends.

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