Moi moi recipe
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Moi Moi Recipe | Bean pudding Nigerian way.

Moi moi is a very popular food in Nigeria. it could be paired with Akamu (pap), custard or even jollof rice and served as a breakfast or lunch.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Nigerian Cuisine
Keyword: Bean pudding, Moi moi recipe, moi plates
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Chy Anegbu
Cost: 3000 Naira



  • 7 Cooked Eggs optional
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 seasoning cubes
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 10 Shombo pepper adds the reddish color
  • 1 cup crayfish
  • 3 cups of beans


  • Parboiled the fish, removed center bones and break into smaller bits. Set the stock aside.
  • Remove seeds from the shombo (pepper) and wash/peel the beans.
  • Combine crayfish, shombo, onions, and blend into a smooth paste.
  • Transfer into a large bowl then add oil, fish, 2 seasoning cubes, fish stock, and stir all together.
  • Taste for salt.
  • Distribute in plates or moi moi wrappers and cook for 35 minutes
  • This is how - drop the plates in the pot, three or four per row.
  • Add water simultaneously making sure it doesn’t top the first plate.
  • Cover tightly and cook for 35 minutes.
  • After 35 minutes, bring out one of the plates to see if it is well cooked.
  • Note: When it is well cooked, it takes some 1-3 hours to cool and solidify like the moi moi you buy from restaurants.