Blending Moi-Moi

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Maxx

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#21
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short cut is: buy the beans flour from the african stores.\

easier way is to use the 'GRATE' option on your blender and grate the DRY BEANS in short seconds (don't make into powder)...just crack it up, then SOAK the broken beans in water and see how the skin floats to the top.....I make moi moi all the time, and this I've timed to be the fastest way, and the one that you won't lose beans or the white juices. Bon Apetite
At the highlighted, how does it work with the beans flour? Somehow I get the nagging feeling that the powdered bean flour will be laced with other 'fillers' (for lack of a better word) like maybe corn or fufu flour. I don't know why. Have you tried it?
 

Thickmadam

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At the highlighted, how does it work with the beans flour? Somehow I get the nagging feeling that the powdered bean flour will be laced with other 'fillers' (for lack of a better word) like maybe corn or fufu flour. I don't know why. Have you tried it?
tried it, didn't like it. but that's just me.
 

oloje

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TM, what didn't you like about it? Did it taste funny? I ask, my dear, because I'm thinking about trying it. Any piece of advice will help..
Thanks...
!. Does not taste as good.
2. Does not le as in not very smooth in the iside to mae it olele.
Abeg my sister just go and buy the one that is not dry , soak, wash it and use.
 

Maxx

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!. Does not taste as good.
2. Does not le as in not very smooth in the iside to mae it olele.
Abeg my sister just go and buy the one that is not dry , soak, wash it and use.
Though I don't quite understand what you were trying to say in line 2, thanks all the same!
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
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At the highlighted, how does it work with the beans flour? Somehow I get the nagging feeling that the powdered bean flour will be laced with other 'fillers' (for lack of a better word) like maybe corn or fufu flour. I don't know why. Have you tried it?
I have tried it, yes, it does not taste same as one made inside Aba town, but what Nigerian cuisine, cooked in USA taste like 'home' food? Even common egusi soup here taste different, Don't we all substitute ingredients all the time. it is in USA that i learnt to eat 'KALE' leaves. Something I would not try back home, not when there is nutrient-packed ugu leaves. it is here that I learnt to eat ogbono soup in a 'white way'....because i may not get all the ingredients I use at home. And those bitter leaves they sell in stores? Dried bitter leaves???? In fact, it should be called dried thrash! because I am sure the whole nutrients left from the first moment whoever started washing them in what part of the dirty basin and germ-filled water they came from!!

We all eat second-class naija foods here!

Even in the best Nigerian store here, you still cannot vouch for the freshness of their packaged egusi, or how long it has been in the store! or palm oil? Don't get me started there! Crayfish? how do you know the cleanliness of the packaging process? or dry fish? Was it dried on the tarred road, at the mercy of speeding cars on the highway dropping mucus and unhealthy dust (like I saw on the road from Onitsha-Lagos my last road trip at home, where farmers sprayed foods by the road side to 'DRY' them! ).....how do they preserve all these things we eat here???
how come they DON'T have expiration dates??? Instead, the dubious store owners remove mold-filled packaging and replace with fresh ones and new label and return to shelves!
why do Nigerian/African stores smell like garbage trucks????

When would the FDA ever come to our rescue to regulate the health of our people who are at the mercy of these store owners, just because we want to 'eat from home'???

Oh, the prices???? Let's not go there today? because there is still something wrong (import duties or not), for me to buy a half-arm size tuber of yam for $30!!! And with no Refund/return policy! And if I get home and cut it and find out that half the inside has been eaten by yam bugs, oh well.....bad pick! Thrash and curb the yam crave! Abi?

So, my dear, manage the bean flour IF you have a tight schedule......it works out fine IF you get a fresh packed one. But, don't try it for akara, it sinks to the bottom of the frying oil.

na ONLY God dey save us from the Nigerian foods they import into this country! Because I am sure if any curious scientist put them under a microscope, the germs and diseases they pack would lead to total banning and quarantining of Naija foods!
 

Thickmadam

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it's been a while but i vividly remember not liking the texture.
and i didn't like the taste, i seem to remember a slight after-taste, but it's been a while since i tried it
i prepared it the exact same way i prepare with my regular beans, same ingredients and all.
just didn't like it.
TM, what didn't you like about it? Did it taste funny? I ask, my dear, because I'm thinking about trying it. Any piece of advice will help..
Thanks...
 

oloje

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Though I don't quite understand what you were trying to say in line 2, thanks all the same!
ok some people call moin moin olele, which means the texture is smooth, the dry beans that i tried did not give this smooth texture at all, it was kind of a little bit coarse inside and i really like my moin moin smooth texture wise.
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
#30
it's been a while but i vividly remember not liking the texture.
and i didn't like the taste, i seem to remember a slight after-taste, but it's been a while since i tried it
i prepared it the exact same way i prepare with my regular beans, same ingredients and all.
just didn't like it.
seeing these products have no expiration dates, chances are you bought one that should have been burned a long time ago.
I take chances. there are times I bought some that left a horrible aftertaste in the mouth, and I've been lucky sometimes too to get the ones that smell like and taste like real beans.

i guess why I resort to bean flour some of the time is because i used to make them myself. back when I lived in Kano and schooled at Jos, I would wash/skin beans, dry them in the sun, and blend them to take to school, that way, I could still enjoy my moin-moin without the inconvenience of washing smelly beans! You know beans back home smell a lot when being washed for moin-moin.

A good remedy for the aftertaste is to add lots of ingredients, that would mask the taste.
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
#31
talking about Moin-moin, what do you add in yours?

is there a TOO MUCH ingredient or too less in Moin-moin making? because there are times i've washed/skinned the beans and all I wanted in it was crayfish, onions, maggi, salt, red oil and pepper. And it came out tasty.

And there's been times when i added the corn beef, boiled eggs, fish, onions, tomato puree, curry, pepper, salt, veggie oil.....and it turned out out good too, only there was NO taste of the beans! lol

And how do you steam? Foil wraps, aluminium cups or recycled tin cups?
 

nike007

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I get all my Naija things from home o...the only thing I dont get from home is beans. I dont think that i've ever bought egusi,ogbono,nchianwu or bitterleaf from an African store.. my mom is the African store..lol

I used to see my mom buy fresh egusi etc even the fish she will tell her "customer" in the market and she will prep the dried fish, okporoko especially for my mom... it is always an even when we have to package everything cos my mom and her friends will just keep packing and packing...ah I cant remember the last time I ate groundnut from yankee...we have bottles and bottles of groundnut ...mumsie dey arrange o...shun it! Haha
 

ssergit

..still The Drama Queen!
#33
I get all my Naija things from home o...the only thing I dont get from home is beans. I dont think that i've ever bought egusi,ogbono,nchianwu or bitterleaf from an African store.. my mom is the African store..lol

I used to see my mom buy fresh egusi etc even the fish she will tell her "customer" in the market and she will prep the dried fish, okporoko especially for my mom... it is always an even when we have to package everything cos my mom and her friends will just keep packing and packing...ah I cant remember the last time I ate groundnut from yankee...we have bottles and bottles of groundnut ...mumsie dey arrange o...shun it! Haha
chai!!!! you are in food heaven O! See all the expired and disease and germ-filled things we eat here! :(
 

NTB

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Gone are the days when persin de lean over the sink to peel beans. 2pound bag of ready peeled beans for $4.99 makes my day. No trust that powder mix.
 

NTB

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I get all my Naija things from home o...the only thing I dont get from home is beans. I dont think that i've ever bought egusi,ogbono,nchianwu or bitterleaf from an African store.. my mom is the African store..lol mumsie dey arrange o...shun it! Haha
My Mom ziplocks and labels everything with the Igbo and English names and if am ever checked by Customs they appreciate how the items are in clear bags and labeled. I store all the items for deep freezer cause it keeps them fresh.
 

nike007

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My Mom ziplocks and labels everything with the Igbo and English names and if am ever checked by Customs they appreciate how the items are in clear bags and labeled. I store all the items for deep freezer cause it keeps them fresh.
Me too. Lol my mom always buys lots of Ziploc because of that. It works mehn cos mumsie does the nchianwu by herself sundries it but its not so dry..just enough that it isn't still alive I guess...one time she cooked afang soup for my uncle and he took it to france!!! I swear !
 

Maxx

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I totally know what y'all mean about stuff from home being definitely better and fresher. My folks are here and I'm in foodstuff/ingredients heaven! The irony of it all is I very rarely cook, but my mom buys gazillions of stuff anyway so when she and my dad visit me from my sister's (their 'base'), she can still cook with the ingredients. And my sister will normally 'shop' from my fridge/freezer and pantry. Her defense? You DON'T cook. Why should they go bad?
And my mom, bless her heart, does EVERYTHING herself too. She may ask her help to wash the bitterleaf, but the drying, packaging and labeling is all her!
 

NTB

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Me too. Lol my mom always buys lots of Ziploc because of that. It works mehn cos mumsie does the nchianwu by herself sundries it but its not so dry..just enough that it isn't still alive I guess...one time she cooked afang soup for my uncle and he took it to france!!! I swear !
:music-smi ziploc all the way.

I totally know what y'all mean about stuff from home being definitely better and fresher. My folks are here and I'm in foodstuff/ingredients heaven! The irony of it all is I very rarely cook, but my mom buys gazillions of stuff anyway so when she and my dad visit me from my sister's (their 'base'), she can still cook with the ingredients. And my sister will normally 'shop' from my fridge/freezer and pantry. Her defense? You DON'T cook. Why should they go bad?
And my mom, bless her heart, does EVERYTHING herself too. She may ask her help to wash the bitterleaf, but the drying, packaging and labeling is all her!
You don't cook, maybe Nike and I should come raid your food stuff :laugher:

Moimoi with fresh fish and stew :cool:
 

Maxx

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#39
You don't cook, maybe Nike and I should come raid your food stuff :laugher:
NTB nwanne m, please you're very welcome. I don't even have space anymore. And then my siblings go and come all the time so I always have more food stuff than I need.

On an unrelated note: were you at the All Aro USA convention in Houston a few weeks ago?
 

NTB

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NTB nwanne m, please you're very welcome. I don't even have space anymore. And then my siblings go and come all the time so I always have more food stuff than I need.
:sign0031: and you sabi any place where I fit get agege bread for Htown?

On an unrelated note: were you at the All Aro USA convention in Houston a few weeks ago?
No my darling nwanne I was not there.
 
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