Akara, the street snack for West Africans serving as food for the gods in Brazil

It will stun many that the bean cake called akara among the Yoruba, kosai in Hausa, acarajé in Brazil and kose in Ghana is not just a street food, but also serves a religious function or better put serves as food for the gods. It is popular with the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria and Sierra Leoneans. In Ghana, it is a popular breakfast dish, eaten with millet or corn pudding while in Nigeria it is eaten with bread, ogi or eko, a type of cornmeal made with fine corn…

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