Corn on Cob with mashed Ube

This is just a simple twist to the Corn and Ube you love. CORN on COB in a Skewer rubbed with mashed Ube

It’s Corn season and with corn comes Ube. Ube is an oval shaped, purple berry with a large seed in the centre. It’s in season at about the same time as corn. As a street food, corn is either boiled or roasted and usually paired with Coconut or Ube. 

Top-Bottom; Corn , Ube.   Picture credit: Google.


  • Corn
  • Ube
  • *Salted Butter (or Herb and Garlic butter)
  • *Pepper flakes 

*optional items are marked with asterisk 

  • Dehusk the corn of it comes in a husk and cook the corn till done. Cook it in a pot with lid on
  • Ube is very easy to cook, just steam till the pod is soft and it would peel off easily. You can cook it by placing the Ube on the lid of the pot while the corn cooks.  
  • Mash the Ube with salted butter ( Salted Butter is optional, I used garlic butter). Add some pepper flakes if you want some kick of heat. 
  • Spread it on your cooked corn. 

This is so comfort food!

Adalu (Beans and Corn Pottage)

Beans and Corn Pottage is one of my favouriteest beans meal ever! 

Thankfully 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. I could hear the excitement in her voice when she said, “Mummy we are cooking beans with it right?”

Adalu is basically made by cooking beans and corn together.

Adalu with 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

•     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.

–    Serve with fried plantain or your favourite accompaniment  or just have it as it is.  



Adalu and Mackerel Sauce