EKURU (Steamed savoury bean) serves 4
Bean dish from the Western states of Nigeria.

225g/8oz beans
I fresh pepper (ground)
1 onion (ground)
2 tomatoes (chopped)
3 tablespoon Palm-oil
warm water to mix pinch of Kaun (potash)
prawns and sawa leaves for wrapping

Prepare the beans as for moyin-moyin and grind into a smooth paste. Pour into a clean bowl, add the Kaun and salt and mix well adding warm water gradually until it is well aerated and light. Place mixture on clean leaves and wrap into parcels. Arrange parcels carefully in pot of boiling water with a false base as for moyin-moyin, cover with a tight fitting lid and cook for 30-45 minutes. It should be firm to the touch when cooked. Prepare the ata sauce with palm-oil, tomatoes, onions and peppers. Add the prawns and sawa .Mash the cooked ekuru in a bowl and add the ata sauce. Mix thoroughly and serve on a dish with cold eko.


Courtesy of Laura Edet




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