Plantain is one food item in Nigeria that is versatile because of the different ways it can be prepared.
Not only that, but It is also very healthy as it is packed with vitamins A, B3, and much more.
Do you know it also has a World Day when its lovers celebrate it? That is to show how much it is loved.
World Plantain Day is celebrated June 5 annually and to mark the day, we bring you thirteen plantain recipes.
1. Plantain Pepper Soup
Plantain pepper soup is a delicious meal that is eaten and enjoyed around Nigeria. Particularly though, it is a Rivers State native food. The combination of the beneficial vitamins in plantain and pepper soup can help in speeding up recovery if you are ill.
It is also a very easy meal to make and if you want to learn how to make Plantain pepper soup, follow the recipe below.
2. Plantain Bread
Have you been trying to lose weight but you are finding it hard to cut out bread? This plantain bread substitute can help you reach your goals without you having to totally cut out bread. If you can find where to buy it, you can but if you can afford to make it, you can also do that.
Here is a recipe you can follow if you want to make plantain bread.
3. Plantain Mosa
Plantain Mosa is one of those things that people look out for in small chops. Mosa is a twist of the traditional puff-puff, therefore, it is also called Plantain puff.
It is a delicious pastry snack that you can easily make at home to snack on. It is made from overripe plantain so if you have those at home, you can make something of it.
Here is how you can easily make Plantain Mosa.
4. Giz dodo
Gizdodo or dodo gizzard is a delicious Nigerian festive food. It is mostly eaten at Nigerian festivities like Wedding receptions, birthday parties etc.
It is made from gizzard, peppers, onions, and plantains and they are all fried together. To get a better insight into how to make Gizdodo, follow this recipe.
5. Plantain Frittata
This is a healthier way to eat your fried eggs and plantain and it’s so easy to prepare.
6. Unripe Plantain Porridge
This is another great way to get the best from plantain. Unripe porridge is one meal that has a lot of amazing benefits for the body. It is the best meal for people suffering from diabetes and a good source of calcium and iron.
7. Plantain Pancake
Bet you didn’t know you could make pancakes from Plantain? Well, now you know.
And the best part is you can use your overripe plantains to prepare this recipe.
7. Plantain Fufu
Plantain Fufu is a solid meal or swallow made from unripe plantains. This recipe can also be made using plantain flour – which is a flour made by drying the green plantains and grinding them into a fine powder.
8. Plantain Boats
Plantain boats are a twist to enjoying your plantains. made in the shape of a boat, you can stuff it with your desired filling.
9. Plantain Waffles
Looking for a great addition to your breakfast idea? Then you should try your hands on this Plantain Waffles recipe.
10. Plantain Moi Moi
Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede) is one of the plantain recipes prepared with overripe plantains. It is made using the same method as the popular Nigerian moi moi recipe.
11. Plantain Blanket
Plantain Blankets will have you screaming for more. Made with only three ingredients, it is very easy and simple to make.
12. Plantain Chips
Plantain chips is a common snack popularly eaten in Nigeria. They are usually made from thinly sliced green(unripe) plantains and deep-fried until crisp and golden and sprinkled with seasoning. They can also be baked. Get the recipe here
13. Boli (Roasted Plantain)
Roasted Plantain popularly known as Boli is a common roadside snack in Nigeria. It is usually paired with groundnut or with peppered sauce native to the people of the South-South region.