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Moi-moi made in fresh leaves

Moi-moi made in fresh leaves

Hello people!

Hope we all had a great weekend.

Rained almost throughout in most parts of Lagos, surely a cup or two of hot  chocolate floats was appropriate.

Todays post is quite simple, most of us love Moi-moi but not sure how to make it or how to use leaves. While the one made in foil and plastic containers certainly taste good…..nothing beats the ones made with fresh leaves. Adds a little extra taste to it in my opinion, making it with leaves isn’t that easy so I made a home video showing how to use :-).


4 1/2 cups beans

2 large smoked Titus fish

6 medium red bell peppers (tatashe)

5 scotch bonnets (atarodo)

2 medium onions

1 cup crayfish

6 cups water

2 cooking spoons vegetable oil

3 Maggi cubes

2 Maggi crayfish cubes

3 bunches fresh moi-moi leaves

Salt to taste

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Peel the skin of the beans and wash thoroughly.

Wash atarodo,peel onions, wash tatashe and remove all the seeds.

Boils 6 cups of water.

Wash and de-bone smoked fish.

Cut off the stalks of the moi moi leaves, wash them individually and de-vein them wash as shown in the video.


Add onions, crayfish,  tatashe and atarodo to the washed beans and grind into a smooth thick paste.

Pour  1 cup of water into a big pot and line the bottom with the stalks from the moi-moi leaves, put it on the smallest burner and reduce the heat.

Mix the moi-moi to the right consistency as shown in the video, with the 5 cubes of seasoning, oil, water and smoked fish.

Home video on how to make moi -moi

Wrap moi-moi in leaves individially and place in pot with hot water.

Add 1/2 cup of water every 10 minutes. Don’t allow the water dry out and at the same time don’t flood it with too much water at once.

Let it steam for 45minutes to 1hour.

Serve hot with pap, oats, custard or ijebu garri ;-).

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Enjoy! Azu :-).


  1. jagabeauty says:

    Was just talking about how Moi moi in leaves are the best served, today, with my husband. Great job Azu. Where can I get dse leaves and what are they normally called?

    • Thanks Jagabeauty! Erm…..they simply called moi moi leaves lol! Have no clue what its local name is but I buy mine in my neighbour hood market so it’s quite common. Next time you are in the market just ask for moi moi leaves and you’d be suprised it’s right in front of you! Let me know how it goes when you try it!

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