How to make Alapa
This local Yoruba dish is mostly eaten with Eko, custard or pap.
Alapa is a steamed pudding that looks a lot like moimoi, it is made with a combination of beans and egusi (melon seeds).
Some also eat the dish with spicy pepper sauce.
1 hour 20 minutes
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
- Soak the beans in a bowl of water for 45 minutes then wash it to peel off the skin. Set aside.
- Slightly toast the egusi seeds in a pan till it turns a bit brown.
- Blend the beans alongside the egusi, onions, tatashe, scotch bonnet pepper, crayfish powder, salt and water till it comes out all smooth.
- Scoop them in greased aluminium cups or banana leaves and place them in a pot with hot water to steam for 40 minutes.
Your tasty Alapa is ready! Serve hot with Eko (steamed corn pudding)
Serve hot.Tags: Alapa egusi Eko Local dish Pap Yoruba