Cookbook:Egbo and Ewa (Cornmeal Pudding and Beans)

Egbo and Ewa (Cornmeal Pudding and Beans)
CategoryNigerian recipes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Egbo and ewa is a dish common among the Yoruba people of Nigeria, consisting of a cornmeal porridge with beans and a special sauce. It is a delicacy said to contain all the nutritional parts of a single meal. It can be eaten any time of the day.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

Egbo (cornmeal porridge) edit

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add the corn. Cook over low heat, stirring, for 4–6 hours. Do not let stick to the pan or burn.

Beans edit

  1. Pick over the beans to remove any debris. Wash well.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the beans, and simmer for about 2 hours.

Sauce edit

  1. Blend all the peppers and onions together in a blender to make a chunky paste.
  2. Heat the palm oil in a clean, dry pot.
  3. Add the pepper paste. Cook over low heat for a few minutes.
  4. Add salt to taste, seasoning cube, and the cleaned fish.
  5. Cook for about 15 minutes, then simmer for another 10 minutes.
  6. Serve the sauce with the finished egbo and beans.