Ewa agonyin using hand mixer

So I’ve been a little under the weather. On Wednesday I had a bad headache while at the restaurant. I took some paracetamol and got on with it. I got home and body ache started. Oh no! God please no..not now. I quickly took some painkillers, praying it doesn’t escalate. Thankfully I slept off and woke up Thursday morning with the pains greatly reduced.

I headed to the restaurant and was making Ewa agonyin. My pressure pot had done a very good job as usual and the beans was super soft already. I just needed to mash the beans with wooden Spoon aka Orogun or omorogun and I thought no no omorogun 2day. I was taking it real slow as the fear of body ache is the beginning of wisdom..lol.

I know people use blender and food mixer to mash beans but hey I ain’t got time for that because if it doesn’t simplify the job, it’s not for me. Firstly the whole batch won’t go in a blender at a go so looking at four batches for the over 8 litres beans i made was a big no no. Secondly the washing up of blender afterwards and d messy stuff..No! So guess what I did guys? I simply brought out my hand mixer and in less than a minute (you read that right) less than a minute I got me my mashed beans. Ewa agonyin with no stress, no mess. So guys welcome to K’s Cuisine easy peasy mashing of beans for ewa agonyin.

My body thanked me for the thoughtfulness. I will be using the hand mixer for other things this week and I will share with you. Say bye to omorogun, blender and whatever for ewa agonyin, embrace the One minute no stress, no sweat, no mess hand mixer ewa agonyin!

Ewa agonyin

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Below is the Video of the Process

Have a good weekend 🙂


Ewa agonyin

For someone who hated eating beans when growing up, this is one method of cooking beans that makes me eat beans at all. I hated eating beans when I was young so much that I would rather go hungry than put beans in my mouth..lol. Then came a day 7years ago when my mum’s friend Mrs Phillips persuaded me to try Ewa agonyin.Verdict? I now cook and eat this delicacy once in a while…Yes. Ewa agonyin did it for me! 😄

What makes Ewa agonyin is the special sauce the beans is served with. So let me take you through the whole process of achieving this.

Ewa agonyin


2 cups brown beans or white black eyed beans

1 medium size red onion

1 brown onion (chopped)

maggi cube (or any stock cube of your choice)

4 tablespoon grounded dry pepper (mixture of dry bell pepper and habanero)

2 fresh tomatoes

1 cup of palmoil



*Wash the beans thoroughly, add water, salt and cook in a pressure pot. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can cook in normal pot but you have to cook it for a long time as the beans needs to be cooked till it’s very soft.



*When the beans is very soft, mash it well with wooden or cooking spoon to form a paste. This should not be watery.


That’s your beans done. Now set the beans aside and proceed to make the sauce.

*Blend together the dry pepper, tomatoes and the red onion.

*Set pot on the cooker, add palm oil and let it heat for about 2 minutes till it changes colour to brown. Remember this sauce requires a lot of Palmoil. Once the Palmoil has changed colour, take it off the cooker and let it cool.


*Put the pot back on the cooker and immediately add the chopped onions. Lower the heat and let the onion fry until it caramelises. This process takes a while.. About 10minutes.


When the onions get caramelised, go ahead and  add the blended pepper and let it fry. The longer it fries, the more the pepper changes colour.



*Keep stirring till you achieve a dark colour then add maggi cube and salt to taste.

You have to be careful not to overfry as the sauce can quickly go from well done to being burnt!

When you’ve achieved this colour, take the sauce off the cooker.

Serve the beans and put the sauce on it. There you have it! Good old fashioned Ewa agonyin!

Ewa agonyin

*Ewa agonyin is best served with bread. You can also have it with fried plantain, garri or yam.