African Beans Cakes

Let me introduce you to the most delicious fried goodness you have tasted in ……..probably forever and then let me add: this is actually healthy, rich in protein and so fun to make. Looking for perfection in food? Let me present to you: African beans cakes!

Here is what you need:

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DSC_0305The little struggle is to find black-eyed beans in bulk but once you’ve managed that task ( I ordered them online, they came paper wrapping), everything else is easy.


Soak the beans in water for about 3 minutes, then rub off the skin, it will come off easily.


To seperate the skins from the beans, simply add water and pour it through a siev.

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Soak the beans for another hour, then cut your onion, peppers and chilli before mixing everything in a blender.

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While waiting for the beans, we also made some delicious Khorasan wheat buns which you can find the recipe for here.


Blend, blend, blend the pepper, onions and black-eyed beans.

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Add spices, I added soup seasoning, more chilli and curry.


After, I poured the sunflower oil into the pan and added half an onion to happily sizzle in the pan- for the flavour.


add the beans cake mix and practice patience 🙂

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The great thing about these delicious black-eyed beans is that they soak up hardly any of the oil, which makes them the perfect addition to a healthy meal.

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We served the beans cakes with roasted sage, a delicious salad with ingredients from my mom’s garden and homemade buns.

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If you leave out the pepper and onion you could easily try to make them sweet and dip them in honey and cinnamon. I have done it and loved it 🙂


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