This Is The Simplest Puff-Puff Recipe Ever! Why Not Give It A Try

Puff-puff recipe video tutorial


Nigerian Puff Puff is that spongy, deep-fried snack that has a sphere like shape  and which originated from Nigeria. It is soft and springs back to touch.

Puff-puff is a snack which many people love and it can be taken either with tea (hot or cold), a drink, yogurt or any other thing of your preference.

It is also not that difficult to make and it can be made in very little time. To make, just follow our directions below.


  • 2 cups (250g) of Plain Flour
  • 2 teaspoons of yeast (the one used in baking bread)
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (or to your taste)
  • 3 pinches of salt
  • Lukewarm water (for mixing)
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)


  • Put the flour in a bowl, add the ground nutmeg, powdered yeast, sugar and salt. Mix all these together.
  • Add water in small quantities and mix everything by hand till you have a good blend of all the ingredients.
  • Add the yeast you mixed with lukewarn water if applicable. Use warm water to mix the puff puff ingredients if you want it to rise faster.
  • Keep mixing till the batter is smooth but not too watery to flow from a spoon. The mix should be much thicker than pancake batter (see video below).
  • Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and make sure it is airtight by pressing the edges of the bowl (see video).
  • Leave to rise for about 45 minutes. When OK to fry, the Puff Puff batter should have risen in quantity and will have some air bubbles.
  • Pour some oil in a deep pot and allow to heat up.
  • Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a drop of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and comes up to the surface of the oil, then the oil is hot enough. If the oil is not hot enough, the batter will go down to the bottom of the oil and stay there.
  • When the oil is hot enough, scoop some batter into the oil with your hand by pressing the batter to come out from between your thumb and index finger..
  • Put in more scoops of the batter, as much as the space in the frying pot will allow without overcrowding.

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  • Once the underside of the puff puff has turned golden brown, flip the ball so that the topside will be fried as well.
  • When both sides are golden brown, take out the puff puff balls and place in a sieve.
  • If you want to reduce the oil on your Puff Puff as much as possible, then line your sieve with paper towels. The paper towels help soak away the excess oil on the puff puff.

This simple tutorial by Sisi Yemmie will guide you to make the perfect puff puff ever.

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