Nigerian Battered Plantain


Nigerian Battered Plantain, battered Plantain, Nigerian Plantain recipes, plantain recipes
Battered plantain served with ”mayo-ketch”

     Battered plantain has become one of my favorite plantain recipes. I had the pleasure of eating it at an Asian wedding. It was served with hot chocolate and was delish. I have recreated it several times in my kitchen and served with omelet, pepper sauce or ”mayo-ketch” and my family just can’t get enough.
I’ll have to confess that we are a plantain loving family, so watch out for more plantain recipes
   Here’s how to prepare this Spicy Battered Plantain.

– 1 Yellow Plantain(use green plantains if you want it crunchy)
– 1 egg
– seasoning cube(maggi,knorr/powder (to taste)
– Pepper(to taste)
–  a big Pinch of Salt
– a pinch of Baking soda(optional, but adds ”fluff” to the batter)
– 3/4  Plain Flour( about 2 tablespoonful)
– Water (enough to form a thick paste)

<<Here’s a video recipe on how to prepare Nigerian Battered Plantain>>

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1. Break the egg into a bowl, add the seasoning cube, pepper, salt and baking soda(if you’re using any).
Mix well, add the flour and gradually add the water until you get a thick batter. Set aside for later use.

2. Slit the plantain and peel off the skin. Slice the plantains thinly in diagonal shapes or any shape you like.

3. Dip the plantains into the batter, coat thoroughly

Nigerian Battered Plantain, battered Plantain, Nigerian Plantain recipes, plantain recipes

Now, fry in hot oil until brown on both sides. 

Nigerian Battered Plantain, battered Plantain, Nigerian Plantain recipes, plantain recipes

 If you are left with some batter, don’t pour it out, add some milk and make a pancake.

Nigerian Battered Plantain, battered Plantain, Nigerian Plantain recipes, plantain recipes
Nigerian Battered Plantain, battered Plantain, Nigerian Plantain recipes, plantain recipes


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  1. Joy
    September 6, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    i will sure try this out this weekend

  2. Anonymous
    May 24, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Very good post! We will be linking to this great article on our site.Keep up the good writing.

  3. Anu Funke
    July 20, 2015 / 1:40 am

    I just stumbled on dis site while looking for chinchin recipe and I am stuck here already. I love everything I see. Plus u dint just stop at writing out the recipe and directions u also put some step by step pixs. Ure a GREAT teacher.But please when you say add pepper kindly specify if it's d wet/blended or dried pepper or if both can pass.God bless u hun

  4. Efficient Ignatius
    April 14, 2015 / 8:20 am

    You're simply the best. I'm off to my kitchen to try mine right away! I still need to know how to subscribe.

  5. Temitayo Goodthings
    April 10, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    You did not use breadcrumbs but you put the recipe under those that use breadcrumbs. Tks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 12, 2015 / 1:33 pm

      no breadcrumbs here dearie. I have corrected it on the breadcrumbs page. tnks.

  6. Mrs Bello
    March 20, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Love love this recipe. Nky pls is baking soda same as baking powder?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Thanks dearie, and no ,baking soda is not the same as baking powder.

  7. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 / 9:29 am

    So I tried this out but had to alter the recipe a lil bit. My mum is vegan and doesn't take egg, so I dissolved powdered milk in water n a cube of sugar in place of the egg and no extra water. I also added a pinch of curry……….end product=DELISH!!!! Thanks a lot for this, and yes, I'm a plantain lover too, all the plantain recipes have been super helpful. God bless

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 8:05 pm

      I love the way you altered it to your taste and thanks for the lovely feedback 🙂

  8. olaide ifeanyi-peter
    February 16, 2015 / 4:27 pm

    Waoh!my husband is a lover of plantain,I'm going to make it for him next weekend.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      Ok dear, keep me posted.

  9. Anonymous
    December 24, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    Very helpful indeed Nky will try it asap.Tanx.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 26, 2014 / 12:37 pm

      ok dearie, expecting your feedback 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    July 30, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    Hi Nky, I'm definitely trying this banana recipe. Thanks so much for all ur wonderful recipes. Pls how do I post pics so that u can see what I ve done.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 1:40 pm

      Hi dearie, send it to [email protected] , I'll be expecting your pics 🙂

  11. Titi Sunmola
    June 13, 2014 / 4:12 pm

    i am just reading this and i'm so trying it this weekend 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 14, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      ok dear,let me know how it turns out 🙂

  12. Charcoal plantain(lol)
    May 26, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    @jide; I didn't blame d recipe dear.jst narrated how mine turn'd out,was jst tryn 2 b a lil comical,I wasn't tryn 2 play d blame card

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 4:20 pm


  13. Jide
    May 23, 2014 / 10:46 am

    THANKS for this lovely recipe, God bless.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2014 / 8:21 am

      Thanks for you feedback, well appreciated dear 🙂

  14. Charcoal PLANTAIN (lol)
    May 22, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    MINE was a total wreck! At first it was brown just as yours but wen I took a taste , I noticed dat d inside was still raw so I let it fry more and more more and more–and d end product was a disaster*burnt barter n raw plantain*

    • Jide
      May 23, 2014 / 10:44 am

      why blame the recipe when you didn't do it right? I followed the recipe and cut my plantains as thin as the recipe indicated and the inside was well cooked without getting burnt at all. If yours was a wreck, it is only YOUR fault and no one else.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 26, 2014 / 8:21 am

      Hi Charcoal , I guess you cut the plantains very big that's why the batter cooked before the inside.

    • Charcoal plantain(lol)
      May 26, 2014 / 8:50 pm

      I'm such a bad student..will make it thinner NXT time..tnx@aunty nky

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 31, 2014 / 4:19 pm

      You're welcome dear 🙂

  15. FN
    May 10, 2014 / 12:38 am

    I think it will b ungrateful of me if I dnt drop a comment to tnk u ! I've been using ur recipes since I stumbled on ds blog 2weeks bck and my hubby has been commenting on every of my dish! Honestly I Neva knew dat good food could make a "happier" home! GOD BLESS U

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 12, 2014 / 8:14 am

      Aww dear, thanks for commenting and yes! good food does add to the happiness in a home, and thank you so much for your lovely feedback, well appreciated Hun. God bless you too.

  16. Anonymous
    May 2, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Thanks alot aunty Nky, am trying it to night

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:06 pm

      Ok Hun, let me know how it goes 🙂

  17. Catherine Nkeiruka
    May 2, 2014 / 6:20 am

    Wow! This is similar to the Yamarita recipe. Please can I use corn flour instead?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:05 pm

      Yes dear corn flour will work too 🙂 , *btw good to see you .

    • Catherine Nkeiruka
      August 1, 2014 / 5:28 pm

      Yay! Did mine 2days back! It was nice and tasty… Thank you very much. God bless you in abundance! With the help of ur site I was able to make tasty Chin-Chin for a friend's wedding last weekend, and everybody at the occasion loved it…I felt like one hero.LOL. I also make a cake for my bday which was 10 July, and my friends loved it! I pass all the credit to you ma'am. Thank You*any recipe for bread coming soon?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:09 pm

      That is my Girl! Keep it up dearie. I'm so proud of you and happy belated birthday, don't worry bread recipe is coming up soon 🙂

  18. Henry Faith
    May 2, 2014 / 12:29 am

    I love this.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Faith 🙂

  19. Anonymous
    May 1, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Thank you, looks good. I'm trying it this weekend.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:04 pm

      Let me know how it turns out dearie 🙂

  20. Anonymous
    May 1, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    I am glad I stumbled on this site, now I don't have to limit myself to what I can. Thanks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:03 pm

      You're welcome 🙂

  21. Anonymous
    May 1, 2014 / 12:53 pm

    Thank you , I LOVE PLANTAINS

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 3, 2014 / 7:02 pm

      You're welcome 🙂

  22. Habiba Zuweratu Usman
    May 1, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Wow.. I love your pics Nky, my mouth is already watering. Well done.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 1, 2014 / 12:33 pm

      Thanks dearie 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    May 1, 2014 / 10:15 am

    I am a plantain lover too, keep the recipes coming. You're the best ma,am .I'm trying this today.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 1, 2014 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks, Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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