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Adalu (Beans and Corn Porridge) with Dodo (Fried Plantains)

The first time I ate this food was in my mother’s home town (Imesi-Ile, Osun state) and it is called muke in her dialect although generally called adalu in Yoruba. So, the local name for this dish is adalu ati dodo or muke ati dodo💃.

Raw corn
Boiled corn

Ingredients Used

  • Beans
  • Fresh corn
  • Ripe plantains
  • Scotch bonnet peppers
  • Onions
  • Crayfish
  • Salt
  • Palm oil
  • Groundnut oil
Ripe plantains

I boiled the corn for 30 minutes before removing the corn from the cob. To reduce gas, I parboiled the beans for 15 minutes and rinsed off.

Raw beans

In boiling water, I added the chopped scotch bonnet peppers and onions, salt and crayfish and the beans and corn. After boiling for a while (I forgot to time it, boil till its soft🙈), I added palm oil and after ten minutes it was ready.

Scotch bonnet peppers and onions



While the beans and corn porridge was cooking, I sliced the plantains circularly and stir fried in groundnut oil. Local groundnut oil, not “vegetable oil”. It’s very easy to cook, no stress except picking the beans before cooking.


I'm OnyinyeOlufunmi, a visual artist, writer and psychologist from Lagos, Nigeria.

4 thoughts on “Adalu (Beans and Corn Porridge) with Dodo (Fried Plantains)

  1. Oh wonderful food. Iam actually living in Brazil and this food has diverted all my mind home making ne to remember those days at home. Sincerely iam going to try to make this dish here. Thank you so much OyinyeOlufunmi.

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  2. You make me want to have this right now!

    By the way, some parts of Yoruba also call it ‘Ewa Oloka’ (‘Oka’ is maize in Yoruba, while beans is ‘Ewa’ – Ewa Oloka).

    Good job, OnyinyeOlufunmi.

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