Nigeria Moi Moi – Moin moin Recipe


  • Black eyed beans 1.5 cups
  • 3 Tspns Palm oil
  • 3 Tspns butter (melted)
  • Onion (1/2)
 (thinly sliced)
  • Eggs (4) (Boil 2 eggs, peeled and halved)
  • 10 large raw shrimps ( cleaned and chopped)
  • Red bell pepper (1) (Tatashe)
  • Scotch bonnet pepper (1) (ata Rodo)
  • Ground crayfish (1 table spoon)
  • Boullion cube (1 )
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 large loaf pan


  • Prepare the beans  {Pre soak beans in warm water (preferably overnight), Peel the beans,
 rinse and remove beans skin)}
  • Combine beans, red bell pepper (chopped) and  2-table spoons water in a blender, blend until you have a very smooth
  • Pour the batter into a large bowl, Crack the left over eggs into the batter.set aside
  • Boil 1 table spoon water, dissolve salt, crayfish and bouillon cube in the hot water, set aside to cool. once cooled add to batter
  • Bleach the palm oil on high heat for 3 mins ( set aside to cool) , add in the melted butter then add to bean batter
  • With a spatula, combine the batter thoroughly, taste and adjust for salt
  • Place a large pan on medium heat, add in 2 Tspns of canola oil, add in the onion, stir until the onion becomes translucent (about 4 mins), add in the chopped shrimp and some salt. stir until the shrimp is cooked ( 3mins). set aside to cool
  • Add 4 cups water to a large pot, set on medium heat
  • Pour half of the batter into the loaf pan, add in the sliced boiled eggs, layer in the shrimp and onion, pour in the left over batter. Cover the loaf pan tightly with some aluminum foil.
  • Place the batter filled loaf pan in the pot of water ( it shouldn’t be covered in water), place a tight lid over the pot, steam for 1hr:30mins (you might have to add in more water at the halfway point)
  • Test if your moi moi is ready by inserting a tooth pick in the middle, it should come out clean when ready. remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Steamed Moi moi with Eko Eda (coarse Ogi/pap)