Preparation of Akara. The vegetable oil is generously added to the pan, as the akara needs to be deep fried. The oil is allowed to heat up. One of Nigeria's favourite deep fried snack, Akara is a popular breakfast meal and made with brown or black-eyed beans and spices. The preparation of Akara follows a relatively simple process. It's all about getting the right texture and taste from the beans mixed with the ingredients.