Recently, I came across AMAZING cooks. I like to call them SMART COOKS. Our very own African sisters re-inventing the African cuisine. One of them is Ronke Edoho who blogs at www.9jafoodie.com.
Infact, Ronke is a chef. I love everything about her website and most expecially her food creations. One thing that turns me off, is boring food especially food that is ‘dumped’ on a plate so I’m all for being creative in the kitchen and making food appitizing. I mean, shouldn’t there be more to food that just to fill us up? Food should be appealing and pleasant to the eyes. Food should give us joy just by seeing how it is plated. All of these characteristics Ronke fulfills in her numerous food creations.
So I was inspired by her Moin Moin Rolls. A simple but very appealing dish she made with black-eyed peas. And I succeeded, YAY! Here is our very own Koki spring rolls made with love which you can recreate for your valentine. It’s very similar to our famous koki, the only difference is the IHL healthy touch I have given it. A detailed recipe follows just after the pictures. Try it out and post a picture in the comments area below.
Happy and healthy cooking xoxo
Koki Spring Roll
A healthy and delicious way to eat black-eyed peas. Wow guest with this Koki spring roll recipe.
400g Black-eyed Peas
a handful fresh or frozen Spinach
1 red Bell Pepper
1 purple Onion
1 white Onion
1 Habanero pepper (optional)
2 Tsps. Palm Oil
Sea salt to taste
- Partially de-husk peas to retain fibre from husk.
- Chop bell pepper, onions and seperate into two parts.
- Blend one part of the above mentioned ingredients with peas using a food processor.
- Chop the part finely to be used as topping.
- Add red palm oil and salt into the pea paste and mix well.
- Line an oven tray with parchment paper, then pour batter on the paper.
- Use the other chopped ingredients to top the batter.
- Bake in pre-heated oven for 15 -20 minutes on low heat till the edges are lose from the patchment paper.
- Take out of oven and begin the rolling process, lifting patchment paper as you roll.
- Cut into 10-12 slices and serve hot! Enjoy.