6 May 2013

Moi-moi with egg and sardine

Moi-moi is an African dish made with beans. Back at home in African, it was something we ate mostly saturdays and the process of making this dish is somewhat tiring. One can use black eye beans or any nigerian brown beans to make this dish. For this particular recipe, I used beans flour (check most Asian/African shops if you are living in the Uk) because I find it easier.  If you want to prepare moi-moi from scratch using beans, please follow this recipe.
Here we go...


3 knorr cubes
Salt to taste
2 red pepper (tatashi)
3 cups of water
1 large bulb onion
1/2 nutmeg (grated)
Eggs (any quantity)
10g ginger (skinned)
2 gloves of garlic (peeled)
1 scotch bonnet (optional)
1/3 cup of grinded crayfish
2 cups of beans flour
2 tins of sardine in sunflower oil
2 tablespoons of sunflower/vegetable oil


Boil the eggs, peel and set aside.

In a blender, add the red pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet and a cup of water, then blend together. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, add the beans flour, crayfish , nutmeg and knorr seasoning. Drain the oil from the sardines into the bowl, add the sunflower oil as well.

Then empty the blender contents into the bowl, mix together. Add the remaining water, mix until smooth. Add salt to taste.

Add the sardines, turn and spoon into your individual containers. Then drop in the boiled eggs in each container.

In a large pot, add about a 1000mls of water, bring to boiling point and then put in the container, cook for 40-45 minutes or until done. Please always check the water in the pot that it doesn't dry out.

Serve hot!


  1. Amazing Blog !!


  2. Belle, thank you so much for all your recipes. moi moi and garri is my latest pregnancy craving and now I can make it.. yeeepee. you rock.

  3. Question, after making moi moi, Do I put it in fridge or freezer for storage. How long can you store it for.

    1. Thank you, Andrea. You can store in both fridge (for 2 days) and freezer (for like 2 weeks or more).

  4. Moi Moi is mostly a Nigerian or West African dish because they don't necessarily make this in other parts of Africa. Looks great as I have never seen it eaten this way :)