09.03.2018 Home & Food

Recipe; Bambara Beans And Kaklo To Satisfy Your Lunch Cravings

By Naa Oyoo Kumodzi
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LISTEN MAR 9, 2018
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2 cups of overnight soaked Bambara Beans
1 cup of wheat flour or any flour of your choosing

1 medium-sized Egg
3 fingers of medium-sized over-ripe plantain
1 Ginger root
1 Tablespoon Ground Dried Paprika
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Medium-sized Onion chopped
3 pieces of Grains of Selim or Soh
Bambara Beans

  1. Pour out Bambara beans into a saucepan of boiling water ( 3 cups), add in salt, half-spoon of the paprika and grains of selim and allow to cook. Cooking it will take about 25-30mins.
  2. Check on this every ten minutes by stirring and gradually mashing up some of the beans to create a thick sauce.


  1. Put together plantain, remaining paprika, ginger, egg, a pinch of salt and chopped onions into a bowl.
  2. . Mash or pound these up in a traditional mortar if you have one or blend together in a food processor.
  3. 3Pour in the flour and mix well but not for long.
  4. Place a medium-sized frying pan over medium-heat fire, spoon in 2 spoonfuls of palm-oil. Palm-oil heats up fast.

    5. Before frying the tatale, conduct a test first to check for proper binding to ensure your tatale remains intact for easy flipping. If it falls apart when you try lifting it, add in a spoonful of flour for extra binding.A ladle size spoonful is enough for each tatale. Be gentle as you lightly spread the mix , you can create a round shape or any fancy shape you want. But round is always easier.

  5. To serve:

  6. Sprinkle a spoonful of sugar onto the bambara beans after dishing onto the plate. Enjoy with vim!

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