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Akkara Balls
From: Dhanya - USA

This is my favorite Nigerian dish that one commonly sees in road stalls.

  • 1 cup balckeyed beans
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Oil for deep frying

Soak the blackeyed beans overnight. Next day, if any water is left in the soaked beans, drain it.

Now, in a blender, grind the beans with salt to taste and black pepper until beans become like a paste. Grind till there it is a thick paste but still bit coarse. Add liile water if needed to make paste. Now heat oil in frying pan.

When oil is hot, scoop one spoonful of paste into oil, repeat until there is no space for more scoops. Turn occasionally and remove from oil when brownish in color. Ready to serve with chutney or tomato ketchup.