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Moin Moin Recipe

Moin Moin Recipe - Healthy, mouthwatering, savory black-eyed peas pudding. Super easy to make with minimal prep work.
Course Main
Cuisine African
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Calories 134kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 cup skinless black-eyed- peas
  • 1/4– ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup water or more if you like soft moin moin
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper
  • 1 Maggie cube 1 teaspoon bouillon powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt or more adjust as needed
  • 1-2 tablespoons palm oil
  • ¼ cup oil- 1/2 cup oil
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½-1 scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/4 cup ground crayfish optional


How to peel blacked eyed beans

  • Soak them for about 15 minutes, pulse in the blender or food processor to break the peas (about 5- 10 times or about 10 to 15 seconds) - you should do this in small quantities.
  • In a large bowl, soak the beans with warm water for about 2 hours or up to 24 hours, cover with water until tender.
  • Rub the peas between your hands to take the skin off. The skins will float to the top. Pour off the skins into a colander; you may have to do this process several times.
  • Most of the skin will come off the peas; Sort through the remaining peas to remove all the skin. You can do this ahead of time and freeze it, to save time

Peeled Black Eyed Peas

  • Soak beans in water for about an hour to overnight to tenderize the beans to facilitate blending.
  • Chop onions, bell pepper, and habanero and set aside
  • In a food processor or blender puree onions, soaked black eyed peas, bell and habanero pepper with about a cup or more of water or stock until completely smooth. You might have to do this in two batches.
  • Pour the mixture into a large bowl; add, oil (palm and vegetable oil). Mix everything together, then, season to taste with Maggie and salt. Make sure you have used up all the water.
  • Lightly oil (or use non-fat vegetable spray) about 6 (6-ounce) baking cups and set them into a large baking dish. You can also use a small baking dish instead of ramekins (baking cups).
  • Pour mixture into ramekins and proceed with method of preparation.

Stove top method

  • Pour about half an inch of water into the bottom of a large saucepan. Then put something like a steamer to raise the moin moin of the ground.
  • Gently place the ramekins on the steamer, then cover with lid and let it steam for about 45 minutes to an hour.

Baking method

  • Before blending the beans; preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust oven rack to center position.
  • Pour Moin-moin mixture into prepared baking cups, cover with more mixture until about three quarters full. Gently place ramekins pans to the large baking pan.
  • Bring the water (to place in the large baking dish) to a light simmer on top of the stove; carefully pour hot water into the baking pan to come halfway up the sides of the ramekins cups.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for about an hour to an hour and a half.
  • Let mixture rest for about 10 minutes or more before serving.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 1511mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 27.7mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.8mg