Aboboi Moin Moin (Steamed spiced Beans and Plantain)

In a previous post I shared my Bambara Beans and sweet ripened Plantain Akara (Beans & Plantain Fritters) recipe. I used half of the blended mixture for the fritters and the remaining half for a steamed version.

The blended and naturally flavoured batter was wrapped in Thaumatococcus Danielli (Green Leaves) and steamed. You can use either Plantain or Banana leaves instead.

In the absence of the above leaves you can use moulds  as shown in the traditional MoinMoin recipe below;



250g of Bambara Beans /  ChickPeas

200ml of Water

2 medium sized over ripened Plantain

3 medium sized Onions

5-8 Green Chillies

1 Red Bell Pepper

70g of dried smoked Herrings/ Smoked Shrimp powder/ Smoked CrayFish powder

Half a medium sized Yellow Bell Peppers

1 teaspoon of Salt to taste



4 tablespoonful of Zomi or Palm Oil

5 chopped Green Chillies

1 large thinly sliced Onions

Salt to taste


Serve this steamed Beans and Plantain pudding with a chilled glass of Lemonade or Watermelon Lemonade (both recipes are available on my YouTube channel, ‘Ndudu by Fafa’).

Watch how to make this incredible flavour packed steamed Beans pudding below;

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