Use of Soya Beans in your Local Diet.

Soya beans

Soya Beans Milk

  1. Pre-soak 0.5kg or 2 cups of soya beans for 9-10 hours.
  2. Remove the skin of the soya beans
  3. Grind/blend into smooth paste
  4. Pour 1-2 litres of water in a bowl and mix thoroughly with the blended soya beans
  5. Pour into a clean porous cloth bag and squeeze to drain the raw soya milk into a cooking bowl. (the shaft is useful to prepare other type of food; keep it).
  6. Put the  raw soay milk to boil under low medium heat for 35-40 minutes
  7. Remove the foam produced at the top of the boil; it be used to make soya egg.
  8. Consume product like cow milk, you can add sugar to taste.

Soya Egg.

  1. Add few drops of vinegar to the foam collected from the milk.
  2. Add salt, tomato and onions then fry with vegetable oil.
  3. End product is like scrambled eggs.

Soya beans shaft.( Uses)

  1. Add  cut onions to the shaft to aggregate
  2. The product now looking like moistened egusi can be added to soup.
  3. Cook well.

Soya Melon.

  1. Soak soya beans in water for 9-10 hours.
  2. Remove the skin and wash thoroughly.
  3. Sun dry.
  4. Grind into semi powder
  5. Add to vegetable soup as you would do with melon.

Fermented Soya Beans (similar to locust beans or IRU).

  1. Put water to boil.
  2. Pour soya beans into boiled water. The boiled water should cover. the soya beans completely. Leave to boil for 1 hour.
  3. Allow boiled beans to cool and remove the beans skin, thereafter; wash thoroughly.
  4. Put the beans into a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to boil and then cook slowly for 2 hours or until the beans tastes like boiled groundnuts.
  5. Drain off excess water.
  6. Line a clean basket with clean flat large leaves. (pawpaw or plantain leaves preferred)
  7. Empty the cooked, hot beans into the basket spread uniformly and cover with the leaves. Cover the basket also with a tray or calabash. Warp with a blanket or jute bag.
  8. Leave the basket in a warm place preferably near a fireplace for 48 hours.
  9. After 48 hours it is ready for use.
  10. (Optional) you can shape the fermented beans into little portions and sundry.

Soya Akara


  1. 1 cup of soya beans.
  2. 2 cups of local beans.
  3. 1 medium sized onions.
  4. Pepper and salt to taste.


  1. Soak soya beans overnight and wash off the coat thoroughly.
  2. Soak the local beans for 20-30mins and wash off the coat thoroughly.
  3. Grind both type of beans together to a fine paste.
  4. Cut the onions and pepper into fine chips.
  5. Mix the beans with the finely cut onions and pepper.
  6. Deep fry with oil.
  7. Serve.

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