Nigerian Delight: Moi Moi Recipe

Dish recipes: Moi Moi
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Embark on a culinary journey to Nigeria with our Moi Moi recipe. This West African steamed bean pudding is a savory and flavorful dish, celebrated for its versatility and rich taste. Join us in creating this delightful Nigerian staple that captures the essence of traditional African cuisine.


2 cups Peeled and Blended Black-Eyed Peas

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1 Onion, finely chopped

2 Bell Peppers, chopped

2 Tomatoes, chopped

2 cups Stock (Chicken or Vegetable)

2 Eggs

2 tsp Ground Pepper

2 tsp Ground Crayfish

2 tsp Bouillon Powder

Salt to taste


In a bowl, mix the blended black-eyed peas, vegetable oil, and stock until you achieve a smooth batter. Add finely chopped onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes to the batter, stirring well. Crack and beat the eggs, adding them to the mixture. Season with ground pepper, ground crayfish, bouillon powder, and salt to taste. Stir the ingredients thoroughly, ensuring an even distribution of flavors. Grease a heatproof dish or individual containers for steaming. Pour the batter into the dish or containers and cover tightly with foil or banana leaves. Steam the Moi Moi for about 45-60 minutes or until set and firm.


Serve Moi Moi warm, either as a side dish or a standalone delight. Pair it with rice, bread, or enjoy it on its own for a taste of authentic Nigerian cuisine.

Moi Moi is a symbol of Nigerian culinary heritage, blending the goodness of black-eyed peas with an array of flavors. This dish stands testament to the rich and diverse palette of West African cuisine.