To Enjoy Moin Moin, Grind The Beans With Grinding Stone

Sola

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#1
by BLESSING EKUM

Could you share the recipe for moin moin?
The ingredients are beans, the moin moin leaves, shombo, atarodo, onions, vegetable oil and salt.

You would have to soak the beans overnight or very early in the morning to soften it and make de-skinning easier. The beans has to be softened, if not when it is cooked, the moin moin would come out hard no matter the consistency before wrapping or the length of time cooked. After de-skinning, add the shombo and atarodo, a lot of onions and grind. I use a grinding stone to grind all.

Add some vegetable oil to the mix. You could use palm oil if you want to, but vegetable oil is better if you would not be consuming all of the moin moin in one day, as it tastes fresher. Add some salt and warm water and then wrap in the moin moin leaves. I steam the moin moin and serve with ogi.

You mentioned the use of the local grinding stone in grinding the beans. Why do you resort to that?
If you want to enjoy moin moin, use a grinding stone in grinding the beans. The same goes for akara. I have the industrial mill at home but it is reserved for pepper and others.

Is there any special reason why you use only moin moin leaves in place of aluminum tins and nylons?
It is said that the nylons contain chemicals that are not too good for the health. The leaves, in themselves, are like herbs. Apart from the aroma that is so inviting, their secretions during the cooking are equally good for the health.

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Gen Sani Abacha

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I remember a professor saying the grinding stone can kill many years ago. I was still a kid, but I quick scanned the article in the newspaper. I think he meant the chemical makeup of the stones leak into the foodstuffs being ground. Over time this accumulates and presents a health risk.

I've never eaten moi-moi ground with the grinding stone before, it doesn't even sound appetising imho.
 

kaymax

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I remember a professor saying the grinding stone can kill many years ago. I was still a kid, but I quick scanned the article in the newspaper. I think he meant the chemical makeup of the stones leak into the foodstuffs being ground. Over time this accumulates and presents a health risk.

I've never eaten moi-moi ground with the grinding stone before, it doesn't even sound appetising imho.
I will like to place my order now. I will like Moin Moin elemi meje and please ensure that the shrimp is deveined. (sp)?
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#11
cuz, u seem to know a lot about moin moin o....so when i see ya, i want some....and i do not wan store product o
My dear Lady Samira, we shall dine with her majesty, the queen, we shall feast on pheasant, dine on duck, sip on sherry...A civillised and refined dining experience....None of this bush food moin moin or whatever its called...:D :D :D
 

samira

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My dear Lady Samira, we shall dine with her majesty, the queen, we shall feast on pheasant, dine on duck, sip on sherry...A civillised and refined dining experience....None of this bush food moin moin or whatever its called...:D :D :D
dis one dat u are calling me like my fmdarling does, 'my dear lady samira'...indeed!!!...i hope u are not trying to pull a fast one on me o cuz.....cause come take London, u are going to cook the moin moin for me and no but's about it....wetin concern me with her majesty and them queen and things? i am an African chica who is not into dinning and sipping but straight out African food...and palm wine ...i mean, the real stuff. Can u dig? oya, start preparing o....if not na u and me cuz no go fit wear one trouser.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#14
dis one dat u are calling me like my fmdarling does, 'my dear lady samira'...indeed!!!...i hope u are not trying to pull a fast one on me o cuz.....cause come take London, u are going to cook the moin moin for me and no but's about it....wetin concern me with her majesty and them queen and things? i am an African chica who is not into dinning and sipping but straight out African food...and palm wine ...i mean, the real stuff. Can u dig? oya, start preparing o....if not na u and me cuz no go fit wear one trouser.
Unfortunately, I don't cook. I leave that to you women folk...:D
 

Thickmadam

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#16
thread's still surprisingly clean, with kaymax and GSA in attendance.
giving it one more page before i stamp my "clean thread award" for here.
 

kaymax

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#17
thread's still surprisingly clean, with kaymax and GSA in attendance.
giving it one more page before i stamp my "clean thread award" for here.

You dis gehl, you dey look for my trouble, it is always the innocent ones that get blamed I have suffered O. Oya, GSA, report here Kia with immediate effect and defend our honor.

And how can I possibly be involved in the dirtying of anything, much less, a thread here on NR? Mo daran!!
 

kaymax

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#18
If you're cooking, then am definitely ready to eat your moi-moi, cos I don't cook...:D So if you're not ready to do the cooking, then it's gotta be take-away then...:D
NO, I don't do take out if I can cook it, especially, my own food. The only thing mama sherry (mamaput for Miami) dey cook for me is chin chin when I have a big get together.

I shall cook the moin moin, however, I no get the leaves so na reynold's wrap foil you go taste not the au natural leaves.
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#19
thread's still surprisingly clean, with kaymax and GSA in attendance.
giving it one more page before i stamp my "clean thread award" for here.
What d'ya mean by that young lady ? :mad:

Kaymax and I are sparklingly clean from head to toe...:D...Now, back to the moi-moi if you please.

Have you ever used the grinding stone to grind the beans for moi-moi preparation ?
 

Gen Sani Abacha

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#20
NO, I don't do take out if I can cook it, especially, my own food. The only thing mama sherry (mamaput for Miami) dey cook for me is chin chin when I have a big get together.

I shall cook the moin moin, however, I no get the leaves so na reynold's wrap foil you go taste not the au natural leaves.
How about using banana leaves if you can't get the real moin-moin leaves ?
 
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