Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe : How to make Puff puff

Nigerian Puff Puff, How to make Nigerian Puff puff
Puff Puff: Nigerian Puff puff (poff poff)

Nigerian Puff Puff is one Nigerian Snack that you eat and never forget. It is fluffy, spongy, and simply delicious. A lot of folks say it tastes like the Nigerian Donut, but not exactly like it. 
   The Nigerian puff puff  is also similar to the arabic Luqaimat and also known as Bofrot in Ghana.
  Well, why not give it a try and decide for  yourself.. Here's an easy recipe for you ...Enjoy!

Nigerian Puff Puff Ingredients   
Makes about 40+ medium sized Puff Puff

Ingredients for Nigerian Puff Puff

•500g of Plain Flour
•100g Sugar (caster/castor sugar)
•2 level teaspoons Dry baking yeast OR 5g fresh yeast
Half teaspoon of ground Nutmeg
•About 2 cups OR 400ml of Lukewarm water (more or less, until you get the consistency as described in the video below )

 Half teaspoon of Salt
•Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Tip: You can double or reduce the quantity of all the ingredients to suit your need
Directions for making Nigerian Puff Puff

*First dissolve the yeast with warm water and set side

*Pour the flour into a big bowl, add the ground nutmeg, sugar, salt and the powdered yeast:and mix together.If you are making use of  fresh yeast, dissolve the yeast with warm water and add it.

*Now add the water, bit by bit and mix thoroughly.

Puff puff is usually mixed by hand, but you can also  mix with a flat wooden spoon  
   Mix for about 10 minutes or until there are no lumps in it, and the batter is smooth , but it should not be watery.

*Cover the bowl (airtight) with a clean dry cloth or aluminum foil  and leave the batter to rise for about 45 to 50 minutes.To know if the batter is ready for frying, you will notice some air bubbles on it and also that the batter has doubled in  size and  is little thicker and stretchy.

*Now, heat up some oil in a deep pot, the oil should be deep enough to cover an egg, so that when you drop the batter into the pot, you won't get a flat puff puff.

*Now do an oil test. This is done by dropping a little of the batter into the oil.The oil is ready when the puff puff rises to the top.
*Scoop the batter into your palm and drop into the oil by pressing the batter between your thumb and your fore finger(that's the finger closest to the thumb).

 To prevent spills, bring your hand closer to the pot.

*Fry until brown.Then transfer onto a sieve lined with paper towels(serviettes).

And your Nigerian puff puff is ready ..Enjoy 

Nigerian Puff Puff recipe

 Other related recipes :
 * Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Chicken Pie
* Nigerian Sausage Rolls
* Nigerian Egg Roll
* Nigerian Scotch Eggs
*Nigerian Fish Rolls
*Nigerian Fish Pie Recipe
*Nigerian Meat Pie
*Nigerian Buns
*Nigerian Puff puff
*Nigerian Plantain Mosa

Nigerian Samosa recipe
* Crunchy Plantain Chips

Nigerian Spring Rolls
Nigerian Donuts (Nigerian Doughnuts)
Nigerian Akara
* Kokoro : Crunchy Nigerian Snack

* Homemade Burger in a Pan (Patties made from scratch) 
Nigerian Plantain Mosa
*  Fried Plantains

 Puff puff

By Nky Lily Lete


  1. This is fantastic recipes, love and very helpful.
    Thank you to the author.

  2. Fankscxz spoof berry much. It's excitingly helpful. GOD bless u. Tinutoks.

  3. Tnx for d recipes,they re helpful n easy to practice.God bless u

  4. Tnx for d recipes,they re easy to practice n helpful.God bless u

    1. You're welcome dear. God bless you too :)

  5. thanks for these recipies,they were helpful.

  6. Thanx for teaching ṁ̭̥̈̅̄ε̲̣̣̣̥ dis .God bless you.carol

  7. Thanks for d receipt. Please can u mix it overnight

    1. Yes you can, but store it in the refrigerator before it starts to rise. The low temperature of the fridge will slow down the yeast and make it rise slowly.

  8. Without yeast, will the puff puff still come out good?

    1. No dear, without yeast, it is no longer puff puff.

  9. Without fresh yeast can't I use beaking

    1. No dear, you can't use baking powder, you either use fresh baking yeast or dry baking yeast.

    2. Tnx 4 d teaching.

  10. can I blend the mixture in a blender or do I have to mix it manually?

    1. I have not tried with a blender.I always do mine manually.

  11. Omg dis is amazing, thank u for d recipe


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