Friday 24 May 2013


Incredibly delicious and incredibly filling, adalu is a sort of porridge made with beans and corn. It's a comforting meal, not too complicated and packs a protein punch.

(serves 2)
- 1 cup beans (brown or black-eyed)
- 4 cups water
- 1 small red onion (chopped)
- 1/2 cup sweetcorn / freshly cooked corn (off the cob)
- 2-3 cups red pepper mix
- 1 vegetable stock cube
- 2 tbsp palm oil (optional)
- Salt to taste

Cook the beans in salted water with the chopped onions (on medium-low heat) until soft. You may need to add some extra water as you go along. In the end you want the beans to be soft and the water almost completely evaporated.

Add the red pepper mix, corn, oil and stock cube to the beans. Simmer for a further 25-30 minutes on a low heat.

Tastes great hot or cold.


  1. Reminds me of Ghana's version known as red-red. Main difference they don't put corn in it.

  2. Yay for easy comfort food! Can't wait to make this when next corn is in season. I've read somewhere that salted water makes the beans take longer to get soft, so you should add the salt close to the end...haven't yet confirmed this but you might want to try it. Love your blog btw! I'm a vegan Nigerian as well, blogging at :)

    1. Thanks for the tip! Glad to meet a fellow Nigerian vegan :)

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