Delicious Vegan African Cuisine

The Vegan Nigerian: One Ingredient Black Bean Flatbread

When I bought black beans last week and tried to make a simple stew with beans soaked overnight, the idea of ​​trying this flatbread recipe came to my mind: it’s essentially flat and minimal. I knew it would work because it was seasoned with Akara.. Any type of legume can be mixed with a thick paste and fried and will retain its shape for the most part. Not only is it reminiscent of Akara, this recipe is similar to the Indian red lentil flatbread I found online.

This one-ingredient flatbread is a great gluten-free option for anyone who needs it. Personally, I always eat flour-based flatbread. Still, this was fun to make.

You definitely want to eat this fresh from the pot when it’s still warm and supple. If left for a while, it becomes brittle and chalky. It’s not very suitable for putting in any food you want to wrap. I think you can still tear it up and soak it in your soup or stew.

These wraps are aesthetically pleasing with a slight purplish tint and black spots. Certainly the starter of the conversation at your next dinner party.

We hope you enjoy this recipe.Please drop me a message Instagram If you do. I want to know what you think!


(It will be 8-10)

-1.5 cups of dried black beans (soak overnight-double the size to about 3 cups)

-1.5 cups of hot water

-1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

-For sunflower oil and fried foods


Drain the soaked beans and place in a blender with 1.5 cups of fresh warm water and salt. Blend high until the dough is thick. It is okay if the batter has black skin spots, but it should not have large lumps.

Heat a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add 2 tablespoons of bean batter in the center and use the back of the spoon to spread it into a round and flat shape.

Heat one side over medium to low heat for 2-3 minutes. You can cover the pot to trap steam and speed up cooking, but this is not required. Gently turn the flatbread over and cook the other side for another minute. Repeat this process with the rest of the batter.

Please enjoy warmly with soup and stew. Or add your favorite fillings, such as spice slices, beans, avocados, and stir-fried vegetables.

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