Boli : Nigerian Roasted Plantain (Nigerian Grilled Plantain)

Boli , Nigerian Roasted Plantain , (Nigerian Grilled Plantain), how to make boli
Boli , Nigerian Roasted Plantain with grilled fish and pepper sauce

Boli or Bole (Nigerian roasted plantain) is a delicious and filling street snack.

It is popular as a snack for students and low income earners, but If you are a Nigerian, you would agree with me that when it comes to Boli, there is no class… simply pure enjoyment ☺.

Even though this yummy snack got its popularity on the street, it can also be prepared at home, in an oven or an open grill.

Boli is usually enjoyed with roasted groundnuts (peanuts), grilled fish or pepper sauce. Here’s how to prepare it.

Ingredients for Boli Nigerian Roasted Plantain (Nigerian Grilled Plantain):
– Yellow or Ripe plantains
– Salt to taste
Grilled Fish, pepper sauce or groundnut( for serving the Boli)

++ Here’s how to prepare the Pepper Sauce used in this recipe++ 
++  Here‘s how to prepare the Grilled fish
++ Here’s how to roast Groundnut/Peanuts ++


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1. Wash the plantains, then make a slit on the sides and peel of the coat.

2. Pre-heat your oven grill at 170ºC until hot.

3. Rub a little salt on the plantains and then place the peeled plantains on the grill rack and transfer into the hot oven.

4. Turn the plantains over from time to time, so that the other sides can roast evenly.
Depending on how ripe the plantains are, this process could takes about 15 minutes(more or less)

The Boli is ready when all side are properly cooked.
Serve and enjoy with Pepper sauce, grilled fish or roasted groundnuts.
Note: for the fish in this recipe, I marinated the mackerel fish with only stock cubes and vegetable oil before grilling.

Boli , Nigerian Roasted Plantain , (Nigerian Grilled Plantain), how to make boli
Boli (Nigerian Roasted Plantain)served with roasted groundnuts(peanut)
Boli , Nigerian Roasted Plantain , (Nigerian Grilled Plantain), how to make boli
Boli (Nigerian Roasted Plantain)with grilled fish and pepper sauce

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  1. Mrs.Aare
    December 21, 2020 / 6:33 pm

    Love your blog a lot! Thumbs up ma’am

  2. Kinsley
    September 9, 2020 / 12:53 am

    Looking palatable

  3. Anonymous
    May 31, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    Do you have any video of that? I'd like to find out more details.

  4. Anonymous
    May 25, 2018 / 1:06 am

    Good blog you have here.. It's hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays.I seriously appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  5. Brian Ted
    January 1, 2017 / 4:21 pm


  6. Anonymous
    September 17, 2015 / 9:19 am

    Thrilled I can do this @ home. Yay!!! Will definitely try this today. My oven doesn't have settings 🙁 it's just "turn left for down fire" or "turn right for up fire". Not gonna stop me though cos I heard it's healthier than frying. Thanks Nky! Katchy.

  7. Anonymous
    October 6, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    Looks really good..yummy .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 14, 2014 / 9:20 am

      thanks 🙂

    • chinonso enimola
      October 25, 2014 / 4:57 am

      I tried it omg it was fantabulous lol

    • chinonso enimola
      October 25, 2014 / 4:58 am

      I tried it and it was soooo

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 27, 2014 / 9:37 am

      Chi babe, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Next time send me pics, so that I can flaunt your cooking on our facebook page 🙂