Nigerian soup are bon appetit!! the soup contains varieties of different natural ingredients such that it give a different flavor to the taste of the soup. Each culture has varieties of natural ingredients because of the difference in weather and soil causing each tribal regions to get accustom to whatever natural leaves or herbs they could see around them.
Adalu is a dish commonly eaten by the western people of Nigeria.This is a new meal you should try out if you love Yoruba Africans. It’s a traditional food in this region. This food as “Ewa ati Agba”, while the igbo call it “Agwa na Oka”. So funny enough it’s a delicacy cooked in almost all the homes in Nigeria.
Adalu is cooked in different ways. Some do prefer tomato stew base for the porridge,other prefer a simple Palm oil base,while some prefer more corns to beans and vice versa.
I am not a lover of beans but with the corn in it,I’m sure to eat two plates. Canned corn can be used and if you want to garnish it to your taste,you can add meat or fish to it.
Here are the ingredients and procedure on how to cook it
1. 30g red/white/brown/black eyed beans. Just make your choice.
2. 250g sweet corn (either canned or raw from the cob)
3. 1 medium onion bulb, chopped
4. 2 tablespoon grounded crayfish
5. 2 spoonful red Palm oil or red stew oil
6. 1 stock cube
7. Pepper and salt to taste.
1. To cut down the cooking time of your beans,you can soak the beans overnight or for 3 hours. Fact have it that soaking of beans removes oligosaccharides which is not good for the body. After soaking it,set aside
2. If you are using canned sweet corn,strain out the liquid,rinse(if you like) and pour into a sieve. Also if the corn is from the cob, remove and set aside too.
3. Pour the beans into a pot,add enough water,leave to cook for about for 45 minute or until it is tender.
4. When the beans is tender,add the sweet corn, crayfish, pepper and stock cube. Mix well and leave to cook for 10 minute. If you are using raw corn,add it to the pot at the same time as the beans cause it take more time to cook.
5. After 10 minute, stir well and add the Palm oil and salt to taste. Leave for about another 10 minute to simmer then bring down the pot
Your Adalu is ready to serve☺️