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How to make Ewa Agoyin/Ewa Aganyin Recipe

How to make Ewa Agoyin (Ewa Aganyin)

Ewa Agoyin (Ewa Aganyin) is a very popular street food especially on Lagos streets. It is made by boiling Beans until it's really tender then mashing it.
Course Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade, traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 222kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


For the Beans

  • 1 lb Beans
  • 6-8 Cups Water
  • salt to taste

For the Sauce

  • 3/4 Cup Chili Dried
  • 2 Red Bell Pepper Dried
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 Tsp Ginger
  • 2 Tsp Cray Fish
  • 2 Seasoning Cubes
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Cup Palm Oil


Directions for making Ewa Agoyin (Ewa Aganyin)

  • Pick out the specks of dirt from the beans, rinse and drain the beans a couple of times.
  • Pour the beans in a stockpot, add the water and cook till it becomes very tender – about 2 to 2½ hours.
  • Use a Potato Masher or a wooden spoon to mash the Beans to your preference.

Directions for cooking Ewa Agoyin / Ewa Aganyin Stew

  • Rehydrate the dried Chilies and bell peppers by soaking them in water overnight or pour hot boiling water over them for about 2 hours
  • Blend the rehydrated Peppers with the onions, ginger, and about a quarter cup of water and set aside.
  • Preheat the Palm oil in a pan on medium heat until the oil is very hot but not bleached.
  • Add the sliced onion and let it cook for about 10 to 15 minutes. We want it browned and not black or burnt.
  • Stir in the blended peppers and cook for about 10 minutes
  • Add the seasoning cubes, crayfish, and salt to taste.
  • Leave it to cook for another 5 to 10 minutes; by this time, the color of the pepper would have changed from bright red to dark red. If not, cook for some additional time.
  • Serve the Sauce over the Ewa Agoyin (Ewa Aganyin) or eat with your Agege Bread and Enjoy!



Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 640mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1705IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 5mg