Ghana has a simple steamed black-eyed pea paste pudding called tubaani/tubani. I learned to make it in Tamale in Northern Ghana. Tubaani provides a healthy, hearty vegetarian snack or meal accompaniment.
We made our tubaani using flour from black-eyed peas, and that is the recipe included here. However, one could substitute the same basic paste obtained after soaking and dehulling dried black-eyed peas. Or substitute Nigerian moin-moin flour available in African markets.
Serve warm or at room temperature in any of the following ways:
Open the packets, cut the pudding into pieces on the diagonal, then sprinkle with a mixture of coarsely pounded salt and pounded dry red pepper. (This is how it was served in Tamale.)
Slice half a large onion and fry it in several tablespoons of oil (such as sheanut or peanut oil), and serve over or alongside the tubaani.
Slice the tubaani and sprinkle with salt, dried red pepper, and sliced onion.
Serve the tubaani with a simple gravy or stew.
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