Okpa Try this meal from Nigeria's South East

It is made from okpa beans also known as Bambara beans and has a naturally delicious flavour.

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Try this meal from Nigeria's South East

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Okpa is a bean meal commonly eaten by the Igbo people from South East Nigeria.

It is made from okpa beans also known as Bambara beans and has a naturally delicious flavour.

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Ingredients for making okpa

2 cups Okpa flour

11 tablespoons red palm oil

3 stock cubes

Salt

Habanero pepper

Lukewarm water

Preparation of okpa

1. Sift the flour into a bowl. Add salt and the crushed stock cubes to mix.

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2. Add palm oil. Then mix the palm oil and flour very well till the palm oil is well incorporated into the flour. You will have a nice yellow colour when done.

3. Pour water into a big pot and set on the stove to boil.

Start adding the lukewarm water to the Okpa flour and mix till there are no lumps.

Note: You can use a blender to get the smoothest mix.

4. Add the sliced habanero pepper. Check for salt and your okpa is ready to be scooped into the wrappers!

5. Now the water in the pot should be boiling. Add some wrappers or plastic bags as a base before moving on to the next step.

6. Stir the okpa very well and scoop into banana leaf or a plastic bag. Tie the other end with a string and place the wrapped okpa in the pot of boiling water.

Note: The Okpa should be completely immersed in the hot water.

7. When done, cover the wraps with more leaves or plastic bags. 8. Cover the pot and start cooking medium to high heat. Cook for at least 1 hour before checking.

Enjoy!

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