Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede)

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV

Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede) is a delicious Nigerian recipe that was born out of plantain surplus. It is a great way to use up overripe plantains instead of throwing them away.
 If I get a gold coin for the number of times that I've been asked ''What do I do with over ripe plantains''?, I'll be richer..LOL ☺.

 So stop throwing away those over ripe plantains and enjoy this delicious plantain moi moi.
 Over ripe plantains can also be used for making Plantain Pancake and Plantain Mosa .

Ingredients for Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede)


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- 2 medium sized over-ripe Plantains (don't worry about the black skin,but be sure that the inside hasn't gone bad. Ripe plantains can also be used)
- 200g Unripe plantain flour OR Corn Meal(cornflour)
-  1 Cooking spoonful Palm Oil/red stew oil/vegetable oil
- 1 Cooking spoonful ground Crayfish
- 1 Handful deboned boiled fish or fresh prawns (optional)
- 1 medium sized Onion bulb
- 2 seasoning cubes
- Pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Containers for pouring the Plantain moi moi (Uma/banana leaves, aluminium or plastic bowls)
 Tip: in the absence of plantain flour, corn flour(corn meal) can be used as a substitute. The corn flour used here is ground whole maize and should not be confused with corn starch(used for ogi/akamu) which is also known as corn flour in some countries.
 

 


Cooking directions for Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede)
- Place  the unripe plantain flour (or corn meal) into a bowl, add a little warm water and mix the flour until you get a smooth paste. Set aside for later use.

-Next,Wash, peel and slice the over-ripe plantains. Blend the plantains with the crayfish, onions and pepper;Blend into a smooth paste and pour it into the bowl with the unripe plantain paste.Mix thoroughly and add a little warm water to get a lighter , but not watery consistency.

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- Add the palm oil, stock cubes and  salt to taste. Mix thoroughly.

- Next, scoop the plantain mixture into any container of choice , you can add the cooked fish or fresh prawns(if you are using any), then seal tight and set aside.

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- Put a pot of water or steamer to boil. Place the containers into the pot&cook until the Plantain moi moi solidifies(You may have to add water to the pot from time to time, as it dries up).
This steaming process takes about 45mins to 1 hour
Take out the moi moi from the pot, leave to cool a bit; serve and enjoy.


Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede) is usually eaten as a snack or as a meal with Pap(ogi/akamu), oat meal,Custard or Rice recipes.


You might also like the Recipe for plantain Mosa and Nigerian Moi Moi .
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45 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:07:00 PM

    Must I use unripe plantain flour? I have a lot of unripe plantains here, can't I just blend that with a little warm water instead?

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    1. You can use the unripe plantains but go easy on the water when blending the plantains, so that the consistency isn't so watery.
      You can also use corn flour as a substitute.

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  2. Anonymous3:27:00 PM

    Hi Nky
    you have a fantastic blog. I learn alot from it thank you.
    In my village, we use palm nut cream in place of palm oil. try it and you will find that the aroma it unbeatable.
    cook palm kernel, mash it add hot water, mash it well and extract the liquid through a sieve. use it in place of the palm oil and warm water. let me know what you think

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    1. Thanks dear, I'll give it a try :)

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  3. Anonymous12:03:00 PM

    Nky please can I uae anytype of corn flour

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    1. Hi dear,use Only finely ground corn flour(known as cornmeal).

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  4. Anonymous3:18:00 PM

    Can use water proof (transparent nylon bags used in d markets 2 tie buyers' purchases instead of containers? I just love ur blog! U r 2 much. Imagine, plantain pancakes! I so so love it! Tanx Nky so much.

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    1. Yes you can use that too and thanks for your lovely comment :)

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  5. Anonymous1:21:00 PM

    Can i use yam flour

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    1. no you can't use yam flour :)

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  6. Anonymous1:22:00 PM

    Or can i also use plantain fufu flour cos dis is one of my favourite meal

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    1. Yes dear, you can use the overipe plantain and plantain fufu flour .The overipe plantains add sweetness to the meal.

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  7. Anonymous5:59:00 PM

    Thanks a billion u r wonderful i used cornmeal, it was so so nice Infact i eat it everyday even my Yoruba husband loves it��

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    1. Thanks for your lovely feedback hun :)

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  8. Anonymous4:50:00 PM

    Omg have been searching for how to prepare dis. Tnx alot.

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  9. Chichi Amadi4:28:00 PM

    Yummy .I'm salivating and drooling all over my tablet.

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  10. Anonymous7:48:00 PM

    Hi,I read or recipe for Kunun aya and would like u to try adding dates and coconut to it.try it ,tastes better as that is the real recipe here in d north.

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    1. Thanks, I'll try that too :)

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  11. Anonymous2:29:00 PM

    Hi Nky, your blog have been wonderful and educative. Can I use semolina instead of the corn flour? Just tried the 3 minutes toast cake and it is so wonderful. I have never baked in my life but I was able to make a fluffy cake that my kid brother loved. Thanks for all this knowledge you are sharing. God bless you.

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    1. Hi sweets,I'm glad you enjoyed the cake.
      As for the semolina, I have never tried it with this recipe and really can't say how it will turn out.

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  12. Anonymous11:53:00 AM

    Hello Nky, I discovered your blog today and I must tell you, my husband is in for a treat this weekend. I am more of a swallow person and I get bored reading recipe books to spice things up, but your instructions are so simple to follow. Don't worry I will send you pictures

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    1. Thanks sweetie, I'm so glad to be of help. I'll be expecting your pics :)

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  13. I first eat this dish as a little girl in my mum's village and the taste stuck to my memory. Ve never been to that village again for almost a century now. Nky, I really want to appreciate you. U r really doing a wonderful job. Ve been using most of ur recipes for long. Never posted a comment. But for this, I can't keep shut coz u,v reunited me with my long dream from the 1990,s. God bless n strengthen you.

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  14. I first eat this dish as a little girl in my mum's village and the taste stuck to my memory. Ve never been to that village again for almost a century now. Nky, I really want to appreciate you. U r really doing a wonderful job. Ve been using most of ur recipes for long. Never posted a comment. But for this, I can't keep shut coz u,v reunited me with my long dream from the 1990,s. God bless n strengthen you.

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    1. Aww sweet Folake, I am so glad to be the one to reunite you with this recipe and also happy that you left a comment today. Well appreciated dearie and God bless you too :)

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  15. Anonymous7:33:00 PM

    Hi Nky, can d plantain moi moi last 4 days after preparation without getting spoilt? If yes, wots d best way to preserve it

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    1. Yes dear, it will last for up to 7days if preserved in the fridge.

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    2. Anonymous1:08:00 PM

      Can I add boiled egg like moi moi

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    3. you can if you want to.

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  16. Anonymous2:40:00 PM

    Quick question, can I do the cooking in an oven, water and pot, too stressful, and if i can, for how long?

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    1. Sure you can it in the oven, the same way you do beans moimoi in the oven. Cook until it hardens, about 30minutes or more depending on the size of the container used.

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  17. Anonymous8:04:00 PM

    Lovely blog......can I use beans to mix the rip plantain as I don't really like cornmeal?

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    1. Yes you can use beans flour or unripe plantain flour.

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  18. Is our 'ogi' or akamu, (i mean d not ready to drink) corn meal

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    1. No , it is corn starch. Corn meal is what you get when you grind whole corn.

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  19. Anonymous2:04:00 AM

    Best site I've ever come across. Continue the good work dear...
    Can I use vegetable oil instead of palm oil?

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    1. Thanks hun, you can use vegetable oil but be aware that it wont taste the same as the original one, but it wont be bad either.

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  20. Anonymous4:57:00 PM

    nky u r d best cos each time i try out ur recipes at home my brothers always jump for joy.thank you.i will try this one this weekend.lot of kisses for u

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  21. Hello Nky, please what is the conversion of 200g of flour to cups.

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  22. I like the comment above that it's possible to grind unripe plantains instead of using flour. Can you give me an idea how many unripe plantains I might need and how to do?

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    1. 2 to 3 large unripe plantains.

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  23. There's yellow cornmeal and white cornmeal, which one is best. Heard sometimes they mix the white cornmeal with something else. How do I really know the white stuff is actually cornmeal and not something else.

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  24. Great recipe, I never considered plantain, but at home as a little boy we used banana instead, was really nice, and you could still fry it after cooking and it came out nice.

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