Nigerian plantain porridge with ugu vegetable (Fluted pumpkin)

Nigerian plantain porridge cooked the way we did before on the blog, ugu vegetables are then stirfried with onion and crayfish, added and delicious pot of plantain porridge is ready.


  • 5 fingers unripe plantain
  • 1 bunch ugu vegetables (fluted pumpkin)
  • meat (I used half a cow tail, you can cook with any meat of choice)
  • 3 tablespoons ground crayfish 
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 cups palm oil
  • pepper as preferred (I used 1 teaspoon of my pepper sauce)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 knorrSeasoning cubes for porridge, 2 for vegetables
  • Water may not be needed because there is stock from the boiled meat.

First I pressure cooked the meat with salt, onion and seasoning cubes. Then added the plantain, pepper, salt just the way Nigerians cook normal plantain porridge. I checked for taste, stirring often until porridge is cooked and thickens. There is no oil added at this time.

In the fry pan I stir fry (with palm oil) my ugu vegetables with onion, crayfish and knorr beef seasoning cubes, checked for taste, satisfied before I emptied into the pot of oil less porridge. Stirred, tasted and turned off the heat.

Check below for more delicious recipes:

Onion and crayfish in palm oil

Just before adding vegetables

Adding green vegetables to the fry pan

Stir fried vegetables emptied into the pot of porridge

Stirring and checking for taste before turning off the cooker

 Sunday Lunch porridge

Hot plantain porridge

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A serving of porridge

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 Nutritious Sunday

Thick pot of porridge for the whole family. Even diabetics can enjoy this without feeling guilty.
Happy Sunday


  1. Looks delish. Thanks Auntie

  2. Looks delish. Thanks Auntie

  3. Anonymous9/18/2016

    Thank you poster

  4. Crying oooooo. Am missing calabar now.

    1. Sorry BrandyB, the plantain over there is not grown with fertilizer and tastes different. I understand.


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