Beans And Corn Porridge-Adalu


I’m not really a huge fan of beans but when it comes to Adalu, it’s a different ball game. The taste of fresh corn with beans is simply indescribable which is why I usually look forward to this time of the year- the corn season.

Adalu is beans and corn porridge. It is a one pot dish popular across West Africa. It is easy to prepare, delicious and filling too. For the rest of the day, all you have to do is to keep drinking water.

In the absence of fresh corn, the alternative is sweet corn.


  • 2 cups of beans
  • 2 handfuls of fresh boiled corn or sweet corn
  • 1 medium size onion (sliced)
  • Seasoning cube (1)
  • 1 table spoon chilli pepper
  • 2 cooking spoon palm oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Pour enough water in a pot, add the beans, sliced onions and cook on medium heat for about two hours.
  • Add more water if necessary.
  • When it is soft, add the corn, little salt and let it boil for another 10 mins.
  • Add the pepper, seasoning cube and palm oil.
  • Stir and leave to simmer for 5 mins.
  • Serve.

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