Recipe: How To Make Plantain Moi Moi

We all know that no one says no to plantain. If you are a fan of moi moi, then this recipe should interest you.

Plantain Moi Moi is one delicious meal you should try this week. Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede) is one of the Nigerian plantain recipes prepared with overripe plantains.

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With plantain Moi Moi, you can avoid food wastage by utilizing over-ripe plantain instead of throwing them away. Here’s the recipe.


  •  2 pcs of overripe plantain
  •  100g plantain flour
  • 1-2 cooking spoons of palm oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground crayfish
  • 1 onion
  • Pepper and Salt (to taste)
  • 1 Knorr cube
  • Water
  • Uma (Moi-Moi)  leaves


1. Put the plantain flour in a bowl, add a small quantity of water, and mix till you get a medium consistency.

2. Wash, peel, and cut the overripe plantain into small pieces.

3. Grind the crayfish, and cut the onions and pepper into small pieces.

4. Blend the overripe plantain pieces, plantain flour batter, onions, crayfish, pepper, and stock cube with just enough water to allow the blades of the blender to move.

5. Pour the smooth blend into a sizeable bowl.

6. Add salt and palm oil. Mix thoroughly till well combined.

7.  Set a small quantity of water in a pot to boil. When the water boils, place a base for the Plantain Moi Moi wraps into the pot. This can be scrap pieces of aluminum foil, a stainless steel stand, or leaf stalks from the Uma leaves.

8. Scoop the mix into folded Uma leaves,  just as you would with beans Moi Moi.

9. Gently place the wraps in the pot of boiling water and cook for 20-25 minutes. Add water along the way if necessary.

10. Leave to cool down completely and set before serving.

Watch this video for more details.

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