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How to Prepare White Moi Moi (12 Easy Steps)

Do not get confused, the white moi moi is prepared the same way as the regular moi moi, we just do not add many ingredients to the moi moi, the taste of the moi moi and color comes from the stew it is eaten with.

Ingredients for white moi moi

  • 360g black-eyed or brown beans
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 big stock cube
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 600mls lukewarm water
  • 2 cooking spoons vegetable oil (optional)

Ingredients for making the stew for white moi moi

  • 250mls Tomatoes stew
  • 2 small smoked mackerels
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small stock cube
  • Salt and Habanero pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Before cooking White Moi Moi

You must take note of these before making your white moi moi;

  1. About three hours before cooking the moi moi, soak and peel the beans.
  2. When done with step 1, put the peeled beans in a bowl and pour enough water to cover it. Leave to soak for three hours. This is so that the best consistency will be achieved when you blend the beans.
  3. Prepare Tomato Stew if you do not have some.
  4. Prepare the moi moi containers
  5. Prepare some Smoked Fish and break into big chunks.
  6. Pound/grind the pepper.
  7. Cut the onions into small pieces.
  8. Crush the stock cubes.

How to cook White Moi Moi

  1. Blend the beans with the onions and crushed stock cubes and pour into a big enough bowl. Please note that the total quantity of water to be used (for blending and mixing) should be 600 MLS.
  2. Add the vegetable oil (if using it) and stir.
  3. Slowly add the remaining water and stir the mixture at the same time till you get a good mix of all the ingredients.
  4. Add salt to taste and stir very well.
  5. Set some water in a pot to boil. The water should be about 1 cm deep.
  6. When the water boils, add some padding that will be a base for the Moi Moi wraps.
  7. Scoop the Moi Moi mix into your container of choice and gently place it in the pot of boiling water.
  8. Repeat step 7 for the rest of the Moi Moi mix.
  9. When done, cover the wraps with some leaves or a plastic bag to keep the heat in.
  10. Cover the pot and start cooking on medium heat.
  11. Check it from time to time and add small quantities of water at a time when necessary.
  12. The length of time you will cook your Moi Moi depends on the quantity and the Moi Moi container you used.
    The Moi Moi that gets done quickest is the one wrapped in Uma or Banana leaves, followed by Moi Moi wrapped in aluminum foils then the one that takes the most time is Moi Moi cooked in aluminum or plastic plates.
    But whatever Moi Moi container you use, it is advisable to cook your Moi Moi for at least 1 hour, before checking it. Confirm that it is done by putting a knife through it, if the knife is stained with Moi Moi paste, then the Moi Moi is not done, but if the knife just has a slight smear of Moi Moi, then it’s done. Also, when you cut through the Moi Moi, the insides will be set and not watery.

How to Make the Stew

You can eat white Moi Moi with any tomatoes based stew, make sure the stew is seasoned with at least one traditional ingredient: smoked fish iru crayfish. This is how I prepare mine and it is so delicious, goes really well with the beans.

  1. Put the chunks of fish in a clean pot.
  2. Add the onions, some water, stock cube, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir and start cooking.
  3. Once it boils, add the tomato stew.
  4. Cover and leave to simmer and it’s done!

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