Developed by the Hausa tribe in several parts of Africa, Suya is a popular west African street-food. It is usually made using smoked beef and garnished with onions and a pepper mix. This recipe replaces the beef with a blend of vegetables.
- Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
- Total Time: 40 Minutes
- ½ cup of black-eyed beans (p re-soaked in w arm water for an hour o r more prior)
- ½ cup of groundnut or roasted peanut
- ½ cup of tinned chickpeas
- 1 small red bell pepper
- 1 small onion (peeled and cut into quarters)
- 2 teaspoons seasoning powder of choice or equivalent
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons chilli powder
- 2 tablespoons ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
How to Make It
- Rinse and add the soaked beans to a food processor with sabatier blade attached (s-blade) and turn on to mince for a few seconds.
- Add the groundnut, chickpeas, onion and pepper to the food processor and mince, to create a very thick minced paste.
- Add seasoning to desired taste and mix together.
- Line a baking tray with baking sheet or foil.
- To create the pepper mix, mix the cayenne pepper, ginger, chilli pepper, and garlic pepper together in a flat plate.
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out some of the minced vegetables and mould together into a desired shape with clean hands.
- Roll the moulded vegetable mix in the plate of pepper mix until all areas are covered, then, place on a lined baking tray.
- Repeat steps 6 and 7 until all vegetable mix are in the baking tray.
- Drizzle the vegetable oil all over the moulded vegetables in the tray and place in the oven for 20 minutes at 160°.
- After 20 minutes, remove the tray from oven then slice the now Suya, with a knife to create thinner slices.
- Serve with chopped onions and pepper mix.