Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)

Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)

Beans and Corn Pottage is one of my favorite ways to eat beans

The corn season is starting, which means an abundant supply of fresh corn. My house assistant knows how much i love beans and corn, so when she saw corn in the market today, she bought it. right? I could hear the excitement in her voice when she said, “Mama, we are cooking beans with it”. Adalu is the only way i go for second and third helpings of a bowl of beans.

“Adalu” is basically a one pot meal, made by cooking beans and fresh corn together.

Adalu and Fried plantain


  • 2 1/2 Cups Honey Beans ( Ewa Oloyin )
  • 1 1/2 cups Fresh corn
  • 1 cooking spoon Palm oil
  • 4 tbsp blended fresh pepper (more or less, depending on your palate)
  • 1 tbsp Powdered Crayfish
  • 2 small Smoked Fish ( shredded )
  • 1 medium sized Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • *1 tbsp of chopped efinrin leaves (optional but recommended)
  • *Bouillon Cubes (your Maggi, Knorr etc)


  • Rinse corn and get rid of threads in the corn. Pick out dirt in beans and wash. Chop Onions.
  • Using a pressure pot cook the corn for 10 – 15 minutes before adding the washed beans and chopped onions. Cook for about 20 minutes. Cook with at least 2.5 litres of water, that should be sufficient to cook the food through. If you don’t have a pressure pot, no problem, use a regular pot but give the corn a head start so it can soften a bit before adding the beans.
  • After the 20 minutes in the pressure pot or when the beans has softened add, pepper, palm oil, crayfish, bouillon cubes, salt and smoked fish. Cook on medium heat till the all the ingredients are well incorporated and the pottage has thickened. Sprinkle efinrin leaves and stir in.
  • Serve with fried plantain or your favorite accompaniment or just enjoy it as it is.
Adalu topped with chopped Efinrin leaves

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