How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
Nigerian Chin Chin
   Nigerian Chin Chin is a crunchy deep-fried  snack, and quite easy to make.
   It's also a big party favorite and is usually served at birthday parties as an appetizer .It's a nice quick snack for guests and suitable as a movie night snack for the family; Kids love it too.

 The Nigerian Chin Chin is not just a big favorite because of its delicious taste, it is also loved by all because it keeps for a long period(about 4 weeks) if stored properly in airtight containers.

So if you're new at making any Nigerian Snack, you can be a winner with the Nigerian Chin Chin. Chin chin is known as Achomo in Ghana.
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe

Here's a video on How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin and below is  a detailed recipe for you to follow.Enjoy!

Ingredients for Nigerian Chin Chin 
•1kg of All purpose Flour(Plain Flour)
•200g of Margarine
•150 ml whole milk(100ml of evaporated milk / 75ml Condensed milk/70g of powdered milk)

Half teaspoon of baking powder(optional)
•100g of granulated sugar
• Half a teaspoon Salt
•1 teaspoonful of ground nutmeg
•3 raw eggs(optional)
•Water(add bit by bit if you are not using whole milk)
•Vegetable Oil (for frying)

Preparation for  the Nigerian Chin Chin
-If you are using eggs, beat the eggs and set aside.


- Pour the sugar into a small bowl, add the milk and mix thoroughly.


- In a bigger bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.Mix well and then add the margarine. Mix thoroughly with your hands until it looks like fine bread crumbs.

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
- Add the eggs and the milk-sugar mixture into the bowl and mix well until you get a smooth but stiff dough.If you are using powdered milk, you can add a little water to get this consistency.

How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
- Now place  the dough on a floured flat surface and knead for a minute. Then using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat and cut into any shape of choice. Note that the dough doubles in size when placed in the hot oil, so don't cut it too big.


How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
 
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe


- Heat up some oil until very hot and fry the Chin Chin dough. Stir continuously until all the chin chin changes from white to golden brown.
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
  - Transfer the fried Chin chin onto a flat pan or tray and leave to cool completely, then store in an airtight container.Enjoy!
How to Make Nigerian Chin Chin, fry Nigerian Chin Chin, chinchin recipe
  There is no special way to enjoy the Nigerian Chin chin.You can eat it at any time of the day and at any occasions and  goes well with a good drink.

 


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






By Nky Lily Lete


36 comments:

  1. I love your recipe,very detailed ...

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  2. hi,thanks 4 all dis gud reciepeeesss.Nice work.can i use CAKE FLOUR 2 make chin chin?Thanks

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    1. Yes you can but dont add baking powder because the cake flour already has enough .Thanks for stopping by dear :)

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  3. Gonna try this hope it works out well.

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  4. can i skip the nutmeg?

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    1. Yes dear you can skip it..but when added it gives the authentic Nigerian chin chin taste.

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  5. Wao i love that, i tried it today and it works i mean d measurements. U do well ooo.

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  6. Wao,i love that,i tried it today it works i mean d measurement.u do well ooo

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    1. Thanks funmi, i'm glad you tried and liked the chin chin recipe :)

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  7. U do weell ooo that is a good measurements.

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  8. I will try it this weekend

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  9. Pls when Chin chin scatter in the oil,what could be the cause.how can one remedy it

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    1. It could be that you used a lot of flour or less margarine while mixing the dough. Try using the measurements I have on the page and make sure the oil is also hot before frying.
      To remedy this before frying, add more margarine to the remaining dough, then roll flat and cut into pieces.

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  10. Nice video. Thanks for sharing!
    You can check out a very tasty recipe of Chin Chin now selling in the UK - Love Chin Chin

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  11. From one foodie to another, I say very well done. I have used your chinchin recipe twice now and amazing results both times. I have bookmarked your website now even. My 2nd daughters first bday is coming up and I intend to use your recipes to make as many snacks as I can.
    God bless.

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    1. Thanks dear ,I feel honored to hear this from a fellow foodie, God bless dear :)

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  12. Can I double the amount of sugar you used in this recipe? I really need to know ASAP

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    1. Yes you can if you want to, but it will be too sweet (sugary).

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  13. Dear Lily, I just tried your chinchin recipe and it came out right. Its my first time and my husband said twas on-point. I must say your measurements are accurate as I used just 250g of flour and a quarter of allingredients you listed. I love cooking and running into your site today has just awakened that part of me that motherhood had relegated. My family is up for some orisirisi coming weekends. You shouldtry have an App. Your recipesare better and more detailed than those who do. Well done, great site. Quite helpful. God bless.

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    1. Aww thanks dearie, I definitely will have an app.. and you'll be the first to know. God bless you too :)

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  14. wOW!!! dis is simply amazing. i hav tried chinchin some couple of tyms nd it comes out either too hard or too soft. what if it comes out soft, will it get strong wen cold? nd can i use wheat flour for chinchin? pla reply ASAP. tenx for the insight. God Bless u plenty

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  15. wow! dis is simply awesome. i have tried to do chinchin a couple of tyms but it comes out either too soft or strong. what if it comes out soft, will it get strong it gets cold? and can i use wheat flour for it. i need answers ASAP. God bless u plenty.

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    1. Hi damsel, If you follow my recipe step by step, you won't have problems with making chin chin. As for the soft chin chin dear, it would harden a bit after frying, but may not be very crunchy. And yes dear, you can use wheat flour.
      1 cup of all-purpose flour replace with ¾ cup of whole wheat flour
      1 kilo all purpose flour replaced with 750gram whole wheat flour.

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  16. Thanks a lot for the recipe nd meaurement,i made chin chin today and it turned out badly,very strong.i and a friend thought it was because of the baking powder added.i will try again nxt time using your recipe

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    1. Aww dear, next time use my recipe, it's a ''no-fail'', I promise you. And send me a photo of th end product :)

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  17. IF ONE WANTS TO BAKING ONE BUCKET PAINT OF CHIN CHIN WHAT ARE QUANTITY OF INGREDIENTS REQUIRED

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    1. What is the weight of one bucket of paint?

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  18. pls how do i detect plain flour, cake flour and all purpose flour in the market and wot are their differences.

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    1. You can check on the pack of the flour , it is always written there. You can also ask the person you are buying from, he/she would show you which is which.

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