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How to Prepare Moi Moi With Nylon & Leave (BEANS CAKE)

Isreal Olabanji DST RN
Moi Moi, so tasty they named it twice. Okay, that was a bit corny but I love this dish made from beans/black-eyed peas. I think it makes an excellent Saturday morning breakfast because it is highly nutritious whilst filling. Serve with custard or if throwing a party alongside Jollof rice.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine African, nigerian
Servings 4 people
Calories 155 kcal


  • 500g Beans/Black Eyed Peas
  • 4 Boiled Eggs (optional)
  • 2 ½ tbsp cooking spoons of Palm oil /Vegetable oil You can use any cooking oil of your choice
  • Cooked Fish/Sardines
  • ½ Clove Garlic/Ginger
  • 60g Shrimps (optional)
  • 8 Nylon / Leaves / Sandwich bags Aluminium cups.
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 7 Small Chilli Pepper
  • Maggi/Salt


  • Soak the Beans/Black-eyed peas for not longer than 30 – 45 minutes, wash and peel off the brown back of the beans by rubbing the beans with your palms until it becomes white then wash thoroughly. Be sure to remove all the brown peels.
  • Wash the beans till all is clean white, add onions, red chilli pepper, tomatoes, chopped small garlic and a bit of ginger (very little), blend all together.
  • Boil the eggs, shrimps and fish
  • Add 2 ½ tablespoon of palm oil or vegetable oil and seasoning like Maggi/salt then stir, taste if the seasoning is okay.
  • Slice the egg and shred the fish make sure to remove the bones.
  • Rinse the nylon/leave/sandwich bag/aluminium cups, fold into a cone brake the bottom backward to avoid leakage, pour the grounded beans, add few shrimps, fresh sliced eggs and wrap the leave or tie the nylon.
    How to Prepare Moi Moi With Nylon & Leave (BEANS CAKE)
  • Put water in a cooking pan and add all the wraps inside cover to cook for 30mins.
  • Open one wrap to see if cooked and solid.
    How to Prepare Moi Moi With Nylon & Leave (BEANS CAKE)


Note: Instead of leaves use Nylon or sandwich bags.
Tip: Make aluminium cups by cutting open cans of condensed or evaporated milk.
Use palm oil instead of Vegetable oil or any cooking oil of your choice with enough large red peppers to improve the richness and reddishness of Moi Moi, which makes it more appetising.
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