Showing posts with label All my plantain recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label All my plantain recipes. Show all posts

Friday, April 06, 2018


Boiled plantain with smoked fish in stir-fried vegetables.
Thursday's food and weight:
Yesterday, I was so busy couldn't find time to eat a decent meal until dinner time. . It was a

Tuesday, April 03, 2018


 Plantain and beans.
I can't believe it's one month already! Just like yesterday that I sat down and decided on losing this

Sunday, April 01, 2018


One cup Plantain porridge with green vegetable stew.
Saturday Brunch was one slice of bread with boiled eggs and beverage. Naked coleslaw for some

Thursday, March 29, 2018


Yes my goal for the weekend! The week hasn't even ended and yesssss I'm 80kg. I can't believe my eyes. I said by weekend I'll ,love to see my self drop to 80, it's Thursday today and 80kg is here. Yes 80 kg you are very much welcome as I look forward to getting back my very flat tummy, my slim arms or something close to, disappearing okpa moi moi folds at the sides. So, the reason this post is titled Day 25 cont'd is because yesterday's post was for Day 24 but I mistakenly shared it as a day 25 post. Scroll down to see my 5 minutes workout video trying to burn the fat that cause folds on the sides...

SEE ALSO: Nigerian Vegetable Soups

DINNER: Yesterday Wednesday, I did break fast with dinner and that was it for the day. 1/2 a finger of boiled fairly ripe plantain with green vegetable stew and kpanla fish protein. My stomach is gradually adjusting self oh. I was able to eat only i/3 of the green vegetable and felt full unlike before that I'll clear the plate and take extra portion sef.

My weight is 80.kg. See the digits below... Is it the plantain and vegetable I ate for dinner yesterday or the planking I did this morning? I'm super super excited. I just noticed that my double chin is evening out, that inner one is disappearing fast fast. The okpa moi moi folds on the sides  are disappearing fast too, my Christian mother arms are gradually becoming toned and I love it. We will surely get there.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Chicken plantain pepper soup for new mums

 Plantain pepper soup for new moms
This is a very traditional delicacy for women who have just been delivered of babies, great to take in the first few months after delivery. Most traditional Nigerian meals for new mums are cooked with lots of pepper but without the addition of palm oil. If you were to make this on a normal day for anyoe other than a new mum, you can add some palm oil (1/4 cup). This plantain soup can be very spicy and delicious. I didn't add too much pepper here because of the baby that doesn't need to suck pepper from breast milk.


1 medium sized local chicken (Cock), dressed
1 small onion to steam the chicken
4 cups water, you can add more later
1 tablespoon ground fresh pepper
Salt to taste
2 seasoning cubes
1 small buch scent leaves
5 fingers unripe or fairly plantain ( I used unripe plantain here)


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recipe: How to bake plantain cake that everyone will want to eat

Delicious plantain cake.
Plantain cakes can be baked with either ripe or unripe plantain or with a mixture of both blended together. This delicious cake was baked with ripe plantain. The process of baking this is a bit similar to baking with flour except that here you blend the plantain first of all, and ,there is no beating of eggs with margarine. Everything is added, whisked to mix very well and then poured into the baking pan. The ingredients are same cake baking ingredients, just that here there is no sugar added because ripe plantains are sweet. Baking plantain cakes is another great way of making use of ripe plantains before they go bad. Sometimes plantains get ripe all at once and aside making dodo, roasting and boiling, people can't think of other ways of serving them. With this method of cooking/baking ripe plantains, THAT is solved. This plantain cake is a balanced meal with all essential food nutrients.


  • 5 ripe plantains
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt to tone down the sweetness
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  1. Peel, cut into pieces and blend the plantain with a little water.
  2. Empty into a bowl and add all other ingredients
  3. Whisk and mix very well before emptying into a greased baking pan.
  4. Put in a preheated oven and bake till skewer comes out clean. This cake baked in 4o minutes.
See baking pictures below...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

How to roast plantain on a stove top/Roasted planted with pepper sauce Lunch

 Delicious recession lunch of fairly ripe roasted plantain served with spicey pepper sauce. Join me please... I used to buy already made roasted plantain until I discovered my griddle pan can grill/roast anything including plantain. These are roasted on the griddle as shown on the picture below...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Recipes: Fairly ripe and unripe plantain porridge, dinner is served

Plantain porridge cooked with fairly ripe and unripe plantain
 Nigerian plantain porridge is a delicacy many Nigerians are yet to taste. This fairly ripe and unripe plantain porridge was cooked with the plantain porridge recipes already on the blog. See them, about 10 recipes all here. For plantain porridge, the plantains can be chopped smaller, shorter or longer according to how you like them.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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:

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Plantain with beans porridge

Plantain with beans porridge is a delicacy in my village. I love this combo especially with soft kpomo in the beans. Click on the link below to see ALL beans recipes on the blog:

Friday, August 19, 2016


 Whole chicken. This you can oven roast, pot roast or barbecue with soft chicken.
Right hand up if you can name all your chicken cuts. There are many different cuts of chicken available and the one you use depends on how you intend to cook it. Chicken can be used to cook any meal, depending on the type. Our local, hard chickens can be used for even plantain or yam porridge, they take longer to cook and do not crumble whereas the soft chicken (Agric fowl), I can only fry, grill or bake and serve with already cooked food. If you want to cook the chicken together in the meal, I would prefer you leave the bones intact whether it's Agric fowl or local.Without it's skin, chicken is well known as very healthy "white meat" alternative to beef and lamb. If hubby has stopped eating red meat, you can serve him chicken, snails, seafood, snake. But you know local chicken has more flavour than agric ( intensely reared and buttered with all the antibiotics). Can't remember when last I ate hard chicken/local anyway. Soft chicken cooks faster even though I hear that Nigerians, that we love hard orobo chicken.


  1. Whole chicken
  2. Boned whole chicken
  3. Breast on the bone
  4. Drumsticks
  5. Chicken Marylands
  6. Double (joint)
  7. Chicken thighs with bone
  8. Chicken thighs without bone
  9. Chicken tenderloins
  10. Breast Fillet
  11. Wings
  12. Chicken mince
  13. Chicken livers
  14. Breast fillet
More cuts (parts) when you continue...

Thursday, August 11, 2016


This is so good! When I pounce on this deliciousness, I'll first of all start with the fish, proceed to the plantain with pepper sauce before relaxing with abacha (African Salad). This is nutrition in it's finest form. Tico kitchen always on point with Nigerian cuisine.  You know already how to reach her for finger licking catering services - 07063206091.

This is my recipe to try on Saturday. I'll cook with the abacha, pepper sauce and grilled fish recipes on the blog:
See Some recipes to use after the cut. ..

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Plantain with Beef sauce By Lilicious

Plantain served with beef sauce.

This plantain with beef tail sauce I saw at Lilicious' has refused to leave my head. It's something I wanted to try first before sharing because her page is in French but I can't wait any longer. I'm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Nigerian plantain pottage

Plantain pottage served with grilled chicken.
Plantain pottage cooked this way is the yummiest, helps one lose weight, Controls sugar levels and very rich in vitamins. I wanted variety for my plantain but never imagined the equation will be so balanced and well blended. Whoever thought that plantain will turn out this good with sauteed vegetables. Because of the veggies, didn't add locust beans. Cooked the porridge or is it pottage?  Cooked plantain until done before stirring in my sauteed vegetables and serving. This can be cooked with unripe or fairly ripe plantains.  More pics when you continue...

Monday, August 25, 2014

How To Cook Frozen Unripe Plantain

Frozen plantain in a pot of water
 We eat lots of unripe plantain in my family, though I love the fairly ripe ones, can't eat much cos of the sugar content. To eat plantain in a more nutritious healthy way, we make plantain porridge or boil and eat with beans porridge or egg sauce. Those mature unripe plantains do not last for even a week before they turn ripe and this happens so fast that you either end up cooking plantain daily or look for who to give them to.

Once I tried preserving by freezing and it worked. Since then, no more wastage and I think this is good for diabetic and those who eat lots of plantain. Freezing changes the plantain skin colour but doesn't affect inside and the taste remains the same.

How To Preserve

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nigerian Plantain Porridge Recipe

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge with green vegetables.

A plate of plantain porridge with green vegetables.
Plantain porridge can be cooked with or without vegetables. This is cooked with ugu vegetables but sometimes I cook porridge with uziza or mint leaves. Unripe plantain porridge is very healthy. Those avoiding sugars can eat without
feeling guilty.  

Bush meat or goat meat is also very good with plantain

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Plantain Empanada By Omalicha

Nutritious plantain empanada

Well stuffed plantain empanada
 I made this after procastinating for about three months...I watched the video on YouTube sometime in December and see when I had the time to make it. Lol. But family loved it, as usual.

♥ripe plantain----------1 bunch
♥minced meat or beef---------- half a pack/half kilo
♥green pepper----------2 large ones
♥red habanero pepper----------3 meduim sized ines
♥fresh tomatoes----------5 pieces
♥onion----------one medium sized bulb
♥spring onion----------a small bunch
♥seasoning cubes----------enough to taste
♥vegetable oil----------half litre
♥eggs---------2 eggs

♥wash plantation, cut into smaller chunks and boil
♥if you didnt get mince meat, but just normal beef like me, cut into small pieces, marinate. I seasoned with cubes, salt, gjnger and garlic powder . Cover

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Unripe Plantain Fritters By Zinny

Unripe plantain fritters. Not spicy so, I guess pregnant moms will love this
 Peel and grate the plantain using the side of grater that would give it a flaky look(I used small and big pores to get an uneven texture). Remove the seed from the tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes, onions and pepper and place in a small bowl. Add the flour, salt, maggi and whisked egg and combine thoroughly. (I used my fingers to do this.) Add the mashed fish and if you've got a sweet tooth or making this for kids, you can

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Gizzard And Fish In Unripe Plantain Pottage By Ama

These pics are performing Americo wonder for us. After all the rotation before posting, they still appear upside down. Lolz. Scroll down to view the gizzard and fish in unripe plantain porridge collage.
A pot of gizzard and fish in unrpe plantain porridge
 Happy new year...it's been quite a while. I've been out of circulation for a bit but I made something random and thought to share the recipe though a lot of people have probably made this too.

- Unripe plantain (for the sweet tooths, use half ripe plantains or mix ripe and Unripe)
- Gizzards (you can use chicken, fish or whatever catches your fancy)
- Onions
- Ground crayfish
- Pepper
- Salt
- Seasoning cubes
- Palm oil

- Wash,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nigerian Unripe Plantain Porridge With Meat And Fish

A pot of plantain porridge.
 Unripe plantain porridge is the best for those trying to reduce sugar consumption and it's very healthy for everyone. Some people can't eat unripe plantain cos it's not sugary but Healthwise it is what our bodies need. If prepared with the right ingredients, it is very tasty and if we can eat yam and irish potatoes then eating unripe plantain shouldn't be a problem. 

It can be mashed and served to
babies being introduced to solid foods.

5 cups peeled and chopped unripe plantain pieces
1kg dried bush meat
2 medium sized dried cat fish
5 cups of water to start with, you can add more while cooking and stirring
Salt to taste
2 knorr cubes
1/2 cup palm oil
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup locust beans (Dadawa)

I added vegetables to the plantain porridge recipes published before but didn't add to this. This meal, when cooked with goat meat gives a very yummy aroma. Adding scent leaves makes it best for women who have just given birth as they eat and drink the porridge sauce. A little uziza seeds too can make a great difference and for those who like locust beans, just add a little and enjoy the rich taste with a difference.

Plantain porridge tastes better when cooked till soft and a bit thick. I do not add crayfish to plantain porridge and there is no reason for that. For those who like their plantain fairly ripe, you may not enjoy the porridge like when you cook with very green unripe ones. The sizes can be chopped smaller or longer than mine depending on how you like yours. 

I enjoy plantain porridge cooked with 'tiny fingers' plantain better than 'large fingers'. I think the latter is