Main dishes, Togolese cuisine

Ayimolou || Rice and beans

 

Ayimolou || Rice and beans

Ingredients

Ayimolou

  • 2 cup Black eyed Beans
  • 4 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon Potash or Akaun Optional
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste

Tomato stew

  • 5 Tomato purée
  • 1 can Tomato 8oz
  • 3 tablespoons ginger
  • 3 tablespoons garlic
  • 10 red chilies optional
  • 3 large Red Onions
  • 3 cup oil
  • 1 cube
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 1 cup Doevi or smoked shrimp blended
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Remove unwanted particles and wash beans and soak beans overnight to reduce the cooking time.
  2. Boil beans in a large saucepan with enough water and the Potash.
  3. Wash rice, drain water and add it to the cooked bean with the onion and oil. (follow the instruction for the manufacturer for the Yasmine rice)
  4. Add salt and stir, leave to cook whiles frequently checking to ensure desired texture.
  5. Add the blended onion to a saucepan, and cook for 10 min until the water evaporates.
  6. Add the oil and fry for 10 mins and add the tomato paste.
  7. Cook for 5 min and add the blended tomato, ginger and garlic. Reduce the heat to a low setting and cook for 25 minutes, by which time the sauce has reduced by half.
  8. Add the baking soda, doevi, cube and the red chili pepper.
  9. Cook for another 15 min

 

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