Ewa — bean stew

Easy to prepare. And simply delicious.

From One World Vegetarian Cookbook; a great cookbook! Great recipes. Great photos. All printed a beautiful paper stock.

“A Nigerian dish like this would one cooked all in one pot, using dried, soaked beans — but you may prefer to use canned beans to shorten the cooking process. You can experiment with different herbs and flavorings.”


1 onion, sliced
1 can beans, such as black-eyes beans, drained
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped finely (I used an orange pepper.)
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 tsp chili powder (I used 1 tsp.)
1-inch fresh ginger, chopped
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp lime juice
salt and pepper


1. First cook the onions in oil until they are golden.
2. Add the beans, tomatoes, bell pepper, tomato paste, chili powder, ginger, cilantro and seasoning. Stir well.
3. Bring the post to boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer 15–20 minutes until the flavors have combined. Add lime juice and stir. Serve with rice, sweetcorn or bread.

I served it over couscous.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s