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Super easy to make Nigerian beans recipe served with avocado

Nigerian Beans Porridge

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Nigerian
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Learn how to cook Nigerian beans porridge with my one-pot easy and tasty beans recipe, hands down the easiest beans porridge recipe!


  • 2 lbs. of black-eyed peas or two 16 oz. bags of black-eyed peas
  • 1 big bulb of onions (chopped)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (diced)
  • 3 small fresh bell pepper
  • 1 (6 OZ) tin tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup of EVOO (any oil really)
  • ¼ ground crayfish (optional; didn’t add it to the video recipe)
  • 1-tablespoon salt
  • 1-tablespoon curry powder
  • 4 cubes of Maggi
  • 1 teaspoon of dry thyme
  • ½ teaspoon of crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 cups of water


  1. Precook beans in boiling water for 8-10 minutes. Wash thoroughly for about 6-7 times until water is clear, then set aside.
  2. Get a big pot or pan; add the beans and all the ingredients.
  3. Then add 5 cups of water. Give the pot a good stir and cover.
  4. Cook on the stove at medium for the next 1 hour and 30 minutes stirring from time to time to avoid burning your food.
  5. After about the first 30 minutes and as the water starts to reduce add the remaining 3 cups of water and keep cooking.
  6. Be sure to taste your food and continue to cook until the beans are soft and tender or for the next one and half hours.
  7. When your beans are ready, serve it by itself, with rice or avocado.
  8. Garnish with spring onions.
  9. Bon appetite.


I usually use black-eyed peas for this recipe, not sure how the result would be on other kinds of beans.

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