Acarajé: Brazilian Delight in Every Bite

Dish recipes: Acarajé
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Experience the taste of Bahia with our Acarajé recipe. These delightful Brazilian street food fritters, made from black-eyed peas, are deep-fried to golden perfection. Stuffed with flavorful fillings, Acarajé is a celebration of texture and taste, bringing a piece of Brazil to your table.


2 cups (400g) Black-Eyed Peas, soaked overnight

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

2 tsp Ginger, grated

2 tsp Salt

Vegetable Oil for frying

Dried Shrimp, Vatapá, Caruru, and Salsa for stuffing


Prepare the Black-Eyed Peas:

Drain and rinse the soaked black-eyed peas. In a food processor, blend them into a coarse paste along with chopped onion, minced garlic, grated ginger, and salt.

Shape and Fry:

Form the paste into small balls and flatten them into patties. Heat vegetable oil in a deep fryer or pan. Fry the patties until golden brown and crispy.

Stuff with Flavor:

Once fried, make a small opening in each patty and stuff them with a combination of dried shrimp, vatapá (a shrimp and nut paste), caruru (okra and shrimp), and salsa.


Serve Acarajé warm, allowing the fillings to meld together. Traditionally enjoyed as street food, these fritters are a unique and savory snack that captures the essence of Brazilian culinary tradition.

Acarajé is not just a dish it's a journey to the streets of Bahia. Elevate your culinary experience with these golden fritters that encapsulate the vibrant flavors of Brazil.