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#1 Nyakoa

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 04:59 PM

Does anyone know how to make bambara beans? thanks

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:12 AM

Does anyone know how to make bambara beans? thanks



Last time I checked, they were still the seeds from a plant.
I'd say God makes them.
Now, as to how He does that?
I cannot be sure.

Ewiase is an agric expert. Maybe he can shed more light on how to make them.

Similar kind of beans is the chic pea.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 02:11 AM

Thanks hipic. I meant how to make it to eat. I've had it with tatale in Gh before. Just wondering if anyone knows how to make the dish with bambara beans.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 01:57 PM

Thanks hipic. I meant how to make it to eat. I've had it with tatale in Gh before. Just wondering if anyone knows how to make the dish with bambara beans.


Oh, okay!

My mistake.

Like any other beans.... you boil it first, then season it.
I have seen it cooked with salted beef, or salted pork, to give it the flavour.
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Posted 29 January 2007 - 03:53 PM

But, do u have to add palm oil and tomatoes etc (as is done when cooking red beans etc)?

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 04:54 PM

But, do u have to add palm oil and tomatoes etc (as is done when cooking red beans etc)?


I suppose you could do it that way.
I have never personally seen it done.

Chick peas, or bambara beans, that I have seen prepared, always have pale color to the finished dish. That leads me to think that where any other ingredients are added, they are likely to be salt and possibly some pepper and light oil. Certainly not palm oil, hence the pale color.

I have seen some put sugar on it. I cannot immagine anyone putting sugar in the dish if they used palm oil, or any other oil for that matter.

The key to cooking is experimentation.
Give it a shot with tha palm oil. Then come back and tell us how it turned out.

Edited by hipic_junction, 29 January 2007 - 05:20 PM.

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:04 PM

Thanks Hipic!

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 05:50 PM

well, it is cooked just like that with a bit of salt and you can add sugar to it when eating with tatale, fried plantain or rice.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 05:16 PM

Nyakoa,

Did you try your dish?

Take a look at the Bodoo Ngo post.
Bambara beans or chick peas goes well with Bodoo Ngo as well.
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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:20 PM

Where is Nyakoa? :unsure:

Since I last posted on this topic, I have made some CHIC PEA DIP.
I posted the recipe somewhere in this section.

Edited by hipic_junction, 11 August 2008 - 01:23 PM.

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 02:08 AM

Thanks hipic. I meant how to make it to eat. I've had it with tatale in Gh before. Just wondering if anyone knows how to make the dish with bambara beans.


to prepare bambara beans dish the Ga way(Accra,Ghana)

-soak bambara beans overnight or cook with lots of water till tender.
-add salt to taste(1/2 teaspoon since sugar will be added when served)
-add tomatoe paste or puree
-add chopped onions
-add cayenne or chilli powder to taste
-allow beans to boil
-stir while crushing some of the beans to thicken the sauce.
-make sure there's enough thick sauce and the beans should be tender
-serve with fried riped planttain or tatale(very soft,riped plantain(not banana)mashed with tomatoe paste,salt,onions and pepper-same
ingredients as bambara preparation and fried like flat pancakes with palm oil)

Serve bambara beans by adding sugar with the tatale or fried plantain on the side.Enjoy!




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