Ewa Agoyin

Ewa Agoyin really deserves the hype that it receives. Popularly sold by hawkers in Nigeria in black pots carried on their heads. They serve the beans in aluminium bowls; press the middle of the beans so that they can put the agoyin stew in the middle.

We managed to take pictures before this food went down in DVeesville, quite a feat if we are honest…. we really love food; like that wasn’t obvious already, however this means that most times we are more interested in cooking, plating and eating. Pictures??

Aint nobody got time for that


But it is a new year… so here is to more food pictures and more posting. Thank you for reading our blog. We love and appreciate you all. Happy New Year.Xx

Ewa Agoyin

Dvees Recipe

Beans Ingredients

  • 4 cups of honey brown beans
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of salt

Agonyin stew ingredients

  • 15 Red Whole chilli
  • 3 red mini sweet Pepper (can substitute with 1 red bell pepper)
  • 4 white medium onions (roughly chopped)
  • 2 white medium onions (sliced)
  • 1 cup of Palm oil
  • 1 Tsp of crayfish
  • 4 seasoning cubes
  • salt to taste

Method – Beans

  1. Put beans and water in a saucepan and cook on medium heat for about 3 hours; add water intermittently so it doesn’t dry out
  2. You want to cook the beans until very soft
  3. Use a potato masher to mash the beans to make it smoother.
  4. Set beans aside.

Method – Agonyin Stew

  1. Blend the red chilies, sweet peppers and roughly chopped onions with a cup of water
  2. Heat the palm oil in a saucepan, add sliced onions and fry until almost burnt, do not burn.
  3. Add blended peppers and fry for 1 hour; stirring with a wooden spoon frequently. (if you go and watch ‘Game of Thrones’ while cooking, your stew will burn).
  4. Season with blended crayfish and seasoning cubes
  5. Continue to cook and stir for 15 minutes extra. (Colour of stew should have turned deep dark red)
  6. Taste for seasoning; add salt to taste
  7. Serve with on beans


  1. You may need to add more palm oil (circa 2 tablespoons) when frying the stew (this is one oil laden pepper sauce but it is worth it, you can add rapeseed oil like I did instead, I told myself it was healthier plus I had run out of palm oil).
  2. You can cook beans in a slower cooker overnight or better still use a pressure cooker if you have one (saves time)




2 thoughts on “Ewa Agoyin

  1. looks yum!!! i’ve actually never made this before! have to add it to my list of things to try this year! lol @ the first pic hahaha

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