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How to make Nigerian Ewa Agoyin & Pepper Sauce Recipe

Here's how to make the Ewa Agoyin & Ewa Agoyin Pepper Sauce.

Ewa Agoyin & Pepper Sauce Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the authentic way of making Ewa Agoyin & pepper sauce.

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Ewa agoyin recipe & Pepper sauce




8 people

Prep Time
10 Min

Total Time
2H 30 Min

Ingredients Ewa Agoyin Beans:
  • 3 cups of black eyed beans or white beans
  • Salt to taste
  • Water, enough to boil the beans
Ingredients Ewa Agoyin Pepper Sauce:
  • 1 cup of palm oil
  • 2 medium sized onions, 1 should be thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup of dried shombo peppers
  • 1 teaspoon of minced ginger
  • 2-3 pieces of Cameroon pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 1-2 dried bell pepper (tatashe)
  • Seasoning cube(s) to taste
  • Salt to taste
  1. 1
    Soak your dried shombo and bell peppers in hot water possibly overnight or for about 6hours till they get plump.
  2. 2
    Slice one of the onions then add your plump dried peppers, minced ginger and Cameroon pepper to a blender. Add a bit of water and blend coarsely (it shouldn’t be smooth, let the seeds still show). Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  3. 3
    Measure your beans into a pot, about 6-8 cups of water and boil till it’s very soft. This should take about 2 hours. When tender, add a pinch of salt and mash with a hand mixer or masher.
  4. 4
    In a large pan, add your palm oil and cover with a tight lid then allow to bleach for about 10-12mins.
  5. 5
    Reduce the heat to low after bleaching then add your thinly sliced onions and allow to fry till it’s caramelise or slightly burnt.
  6. 6
    Add your blended pepper mix into the pan, maintaining a low heat. Add your ground crayfish, seasoning cube(s) and salt to taste. Allow to fry for about 45mins, stirring from time to time. You should get a black colour but not burnt sauce.
  7. 7
    Turn off heat and serve your Ewa Agoyin with Agege Bread preferably 
  • It is advised to use black eyed beans or white beans for Ewa Agoyin (mashed beans)
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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Ewa Agoyin

What is Ewa Agoyin?

Ewa Agoyin is a popular street food in Lagos that is essentially made of mashed beans with pepper sauce. It is mostly accompanied with Agege bread.

Can tomatoes be added to the Ewa Agoyin recipe?

The original Ewa Agoyin recipe doesn’t call for tomatoes but for the sake of how hot the sauce can be, you can just reduce the quantity of pepper used.

Is Ewa Agoyin native to Nigeria ?

Ewa Agonyin, against popular belief, is actually a borrowed food from the Agonyin people of Cotonou that has now captivated the hearts of Lagosians in Nigeria.


Ewa Agoyin & Pepper Sauce Recipe (#1 Authentic) - FitNigerian
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If you're looking for Ewa Agoyin & Pepper Sauce Recipe,

Type: Main course

Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Beans, ewa agoyin sauce, ewa agoyin pepper, ewa agoyin stew

Recipe Yield: 8 servings

Preparation Time: PT10M

Cooking Time: PT2H30M

Total Time: PT2H40M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Beans
  • Palm oil
  • Shombo peppers
  • Ginger
  • Cameroon pepper
  • Onion
  • Crayfish
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Bell pepper

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