Boiled Plantains : Easy Nigerian Food recipe

Boiled Plantain is one of the easiest Nigerian foods to prepare. It takes a little time and also tastes delicious. It is actually one of my favorite meals . I have to confess that I love plantains *yeah, I’m a confirmed plantain lover*…hehehe. It was one of the first meals I learnt to prepare, so for ”beginners” out is one recipe you can’t go wrong with and kids love it too *wink wink*

Boiled Plantain – ingredients

  • 2 ripe plantains/
  • Unripe plantains (ripe plantains are sweeter, than unripe plantains, and takes less time to cook, but unripe plantains are also great if you’re watching your sugar intake)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water (enough to cover the plantains)

Boiled Plantain- cooking directions*

  • First wash the plantains thoroughly. This is because, you’ll be cooking the plantain with the skin on. I like to use saline water(salt+water) or a mixture of vinegar and water.
  •  Now cut the clean plantains to chunks and place in a pot.
  • Add enough water to cover it , add salt to taste and leave to cook until the plantains are tender. You can check this by pricking it with a fork.If the fork goes in smoothly…your boiled plantain is ready .
  • *Take the plantains out of the water, leave to cool a bit and peel of the skin. You can serve with pepper sauce, tomato stew, obe ata dindin (fried pepper stew), alm oil sauce, or eat alone with groundnuts. ENJOY.
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Boiled Plantains with tomato stew

By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Samuel Aniyikaye
    December 11, 2020 / 11:43 am

    Wow all this days I have never think about it before until my mom told me not to use are grandnut oil that when I decided to search for it now I see it thank you very much

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  3. Mya Carter
    May 22, 2015 / 3:21 pm

    This is so simple! I wonder how come I never thought to do it. I will use semi green/yellow plantain because I can't stomach the ripe ones. Thanks for the recipe aunty.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 3:28 pm

      You're welcome hun. Good to have you here 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    February 27, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Thanks for this recipe. As simple as it is, you made my da5

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2014 / 12:41 pm

      You're always welcome dear 🙂