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Alapa - Beans and Egusi Pudding

Alapa is a steamed pudding that combines Beans and Egusi. It is typically eaten with Eko (steamed corn pudding). It can also be eaten with a lovely pepper sauce that has a lot of onions or with custard or pap which would have the same tart that Eko has.


  • 3/4 cup of Brown Beans
  • 3/4 cup of Roasted Egusi (Melon seeds)
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 3/4 bulb of Onions
  • 1 Tatashe (Paprika)
  • 4 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons of Crayfish Powder
  • 1-2 Seasoning Cubes
  • Salt to Taste


  1. In a bowl of water, soak your beans for 30 minutes to an hour. Wash your beans to peel off the skin and set aside.
  2. In a pan, lightly toast your egusi seeds till it starts to brown a little.
  3. Pour your Beans, Egusi, Onions, Tatashe, Scotch bonnet pepper, Crayfish powder, Seasoning cubes, Salt and Water into a blender and blend till smooth.
  4. In a greased aluminium cup, pour in your mix and steam on medium heat for 40 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.

N.B.: You can also use the powder version of both beans and Egusi.

Curated from Afrolems.

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