Nigerian Spring Rolls - How to Make Nigerian Spring Rolls

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    Nigerian spring rolls is a very popular snack, usually called a ''small chop'' and served as an appetizer at parties and other festive occasions.
  There are several varieties, but the most popular one is filled with minced chicken and vegetables and wrapped in a spring roll wrapper. Here's an easy recipe to follow. Enjoy!

Nigerian Spring Rolls ingredients:
- 300 grams minced chicken breast
- 250g cabbage, finely shredded/grated

- 4 medium sized carrots, peeled, grated
- 100ml Chicken stock
- 1 finely cut green bell pepper

- A handful of green peas
- 1 small onion, minced or finely sliced
- Spices(stock cubes, curry, black pepper)
- Vegetable oil for frying

- 15 Spring roll wrappers( click here  for how to make homemade Spring roll wrappers)

For the ''binder''(flour mix):

- 1 tablespoonful all purpose flour
- 3 tablespoonful of  cool water

Preparation for Nigerian Spring Rolls 

1.  Place the grated cabbage into a pot, add the chicken stock and salt to taste and boil until the cabbage is tender. In the absence of chicken stock, you can make use of 2 stock cubes, salt and a little water.

2.  Add the grated carrots and the green peas and simmer until the carrots are tender. Then pour into a strainer and strain out the liquid from the vegetables.
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3.  In a pan, heat up a cooking spoonful of vegetable oil, add the minced onions and garlic powder and fry a bit.Then add the minced chicken.

4.  Stir fry the minced chicken until the color changes from pink to white. Then add the stock cube(stock powder), curry powder, black pepper and mix thoroughly.

5.  Now add the strained vegetables and mix well into the chicken. Add the chopped green peppers and stir fry the mixture for just 2 minutes (remember that the veggies are already cooked). Put off the heat and leave to cool completely.
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6.  In a small bowl, add a tablespoon of flour and a little water. Mix thoroughly and set aside. This would be used to bind the spring roll wrappers.

7.  Spread out the spring roll wrappers  and add the filling. Fold together and seal the edges with the ''binder''. 
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8.  Heat up the oil until very hot and fry the spring rolls until crusty and brown. Place a paper towel to drain out excess oil .
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 You can also bake in Preheated oven at 200°C, for 10-15mins , to do this, place the spring rolls on a baking tray, brush with a little oil and bake.

Nigerian spring rolls are served with other small chops at parties, but you can also enjoy it at home with stew or pepper sauce.

++click to see how to make spring roll wrappers++

You might also like our samosa recipe

Other related recipes :
* How to make Spring rolls  
* Samosa recipe
* Homemade Samosa Wrappers
* Asun (grilled peppered spicy goat meat) 
* Gizdodo/Dodo Gizzards (Plantains&Gizzards) 
* 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

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Nigerian Spring Rolls served with a tasty dip

By Nky Lily Lete


  1. Tks lily.I'm so glad I finally found this recipe.pls how do I measure the water in ml?then I'm yet to get the folding part.

  2. Hi dear, You use about 200 ml water, enough to cook the cabbage.Watch the video recipe above, it's easier than it looks dear :)

  3. Anonymous9:15:00 PM

    Luv ur blog,so easy 2 follow.tanks 4 sharing

    1. Thanks for stopping by dear, hope to see more of you :)

  4. Anonymous3:33:00 PM

    You are just too much and very brilliant. I do appreciate your effort in educating us on food thro this forum. God bless you NKY? In addition please what is cilantro leaf,basil leaf and cayenne pepper in nigerian context

    1. Thanks dear. As for your question, Cilantro is spanish for coriander leaves and the closest to it in Nigeria is African basil(Ocimum gratissimum) a.k.a scent leaves(nchuawun or efirin).
      Basil leaf is African basil.
      Cayenne pepper is dried pepper in Nigerian context....
      Hope this was of help :)

  5. yetunde4:59:00 PM

    I luv u. I liked ur facebook page just now. May God bless u realy plenty. Wats bell pepper?

    1. Thanks hun :)
      Bell pepper is that green big pepper used for making fried rice.

  6. Anonymous6:09:00 PM

    Seriously I ve bin lookn for what coriander means in Nigerian context... Now I knw tnx NKY

  7. Anonymous8:19:00 AM

    how can i add u on facebook

  8. Anonymous10:51:00 PM

    Tanx xo much..though m a guy bt ah lov cookinq...

    1. You're welcome dear, do let me know if you try any of our recipe.

    2. Hi Nikky ,

      I've tried many of your recipes and it has made me a better cook. Cooking is my hobby. Your recipes has made my wife and children happier.


    3. Hi Timi, thanks for your lovely feedback and comment and hope you continue to find the recipes useful. My love to your family :)

  9. Anonymous3:57:00 PM

    Nky thanks for these great receipes. They really work and come in very handy.

    1. You're always welcome dearie :)

  10. Its really totally amazing recipe..Thanks for this best recipe mam and ha whenever u updated new recipes pls notify to my email and mam can i use mushroom also

  11. Anonymous12:01:00 AM

    Tnx Nky 4 educatn us on hw to cook different dishes. God bless u.

  12. Thank you for the practical recipe. Please how can the wrappers be preserved for use the next day. Thanks.

    1. You¡re welcome.
      Cover with a moist cloth and keep in the fridge.

  13. Anonymous3:09:00 PM

    Tnx to you Nky, I made a better meat pie, spring roll and egg roll.

    1. You're welcome dearie :)

    2. Helo Nky, really appreciate your recipe. I'll sure try it and get back to you. I'll also check ur fb page. You are a darling. God bless you immensely <3

  14. Good afternoon ma, what of how to make Shawarma bread

    1. Check ''bread and cake recipes'' above

  15. God Bless U

  16. Nky hi, plz where can i get Nigerian spring rolls to buy?

  17. Enter your comment...hello, pls am yet to understand making the spring roll wrap.Am not sure o understood the process. and also can I fill the wrap and keep in the fridge till the following day before I fry them?

  18. Anonymous12:10:00 AM

    great tutorials... is there a way I can knead and use the wrap without going on frypan because I really do not think I can do the non sticky frypan of a thing...kindly please tell if I can make them without the frypan thanks

  19. Anonymous9:06:00 AM

    hello timi, good morning.. God bless u for making me a knowledgeable lady in everything co concerning cooking...pls how much is Scotch egg and spring rolls sold in Nigeria?

  20. I love this.. i want to know if i can refrigerate the fillings for later use.


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