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Nigerian Egg Roll

Nigerian Egg roll

  •  Nigerian Egg roll is a healthy Nigerian snack similar to scotch egg but instead of sausage meat, flour dough is used to wrap the boiled egg.

It is not the same thing as the regular Chinese egg roll which is elongated and looks more like spring rolls.

The Nigerian egg roll gets its circular shape from the boiled egg used in making it. Here’s an easy recipe for you…Enjoy!

Nigerian Egg roll recipe

Nigerian Egg Roll Recipe :

  • 3-5 hard boiled eggs (depending on how flat you roll you dough)
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1/2 levelled teaspoon baking powder
  • 50 grams margarine
  • About 50 ml cool water(more or less)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vegetable oil, for deep frying

Nigerian Egg Roll making directions:

1. In a wide bowl, add the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder, mix thoroughly.

2.  Add the margarine and mix well until the mixture looks like bread crumbs. Add a little water and continue mixing until you get a sticky dough, but not watery.

3. Sprinkle some flour on a flat table and place the dough on the it. Knead the dough and add more flour if the dough is too sticky.

4. Now, cut out a bit and roll out with a rolling pin. Place a boiled egg on the flat dough and wrap the egg with the dough.  Cut out any excess dough and roll the egg roll with your palm until smooth.Repeat the process for the remaining eggs, then set aside for 5 minutes and leave to rest a bit.

 how to make Nigerian eggroll

5. Heat up the oil on medium heat and transfer the rolled eggs into the hot oil.
Tip: If your rolled egg resulted bigger than mine, you’ll have to reduce the heat after placing the eggs in the hot oil, so that the inside will cook well.

how to make Nigerian eggroll

 Fry until lightly brown. And your egg rolls are ready.

Nigerian Egg roll is a tasty snack and can be enjoyed both warm and cold, with any drink and beverage of choice.


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 Egg roll


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  1. sandra
    March 24, 2022 / 3:37 pm

    please ma’am its urgent how much can I charge for 100 pieces of egg roll small size

  2. sandra fehintola
    March 24, 2022 / 3:35 pm

    Thanks for all u do…. please ma’am how much can I charge for 100 pieces of egg roll small size

  3. Esylove
    April 22, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Please how do I convert grammes to cup. Like when I buy four cups of flour how many grammes will it give me. Please help I don’t have a kitchen scale

  4. Kalu amaku
    November 15, 2019 / 9:35 pm

    Tanx for ur sincerity
    Making good use of your instructions
    God bless you

  5. Bolanle thompson
    September 29, 2019 / 5:11 pm

    Hi can I coat the egg rolls with egg in before frying?

  6. Mafi
    July 4, 2019 / 2:15 am

    Thank you for your recipe. But Why does my egg roll not turn in hot oil

  7. Ugochi kate
    June 7, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    Gudaftoon ma,I want to do 150 eggroll I don’t know how many paint of flour and spoon of baking powder ma

  8. Owoyemi Oyindamola
    December 14, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Please ma I need measurements for 120 pieces of egg roll

    • December 15, 2018 / 5:15 am

      Hello Owoyemi, this egg roll recipe above is for 5 eggs and requires 150gr of flour.
      For 100 egg rolls you will need about 3kg of flour, you can do the rest of the calculations sweetie by multiplying all ingredients by 20 ?

  9. onyinye nnormal
    June 12, 2018 / 4:57 am

    Ma thanks for educating us. But after d preparation it was just melting in d oil. If possible direct me on how to use margarine Cos I use simas margarine. & I use the white transparent cup dat stops at 500kg. Tnx ma

  10. Unknown
    May 23, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    Am new here but am impressed with aunty Nky ,God bless you sis

  11. lydia dami
    May 1, 2018 / 3:54 am

    Can egg be added to the mixture

  12. lydia dami
    May 1, 2018 / 3:52 am

    Can egg be added to the mixture?

  13. Omolara Abimbola
    February 10, 2018 / 2:42 pm

    Your page is inspiring and so happy viewing it for the first time pls aunt Nky pls how many kg will I use for 50pieces of egg roll Thanks will be waiting for your response.

  14. Omolara Abimbola
    February 10, 2018 / 2:02 pm

    Pls aunt Nky treat my question urgent.pls ma. 50 pieces of egg roll

  15. Enahoro
    December 3, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    Pls mam am new i serioully need ur help .pls mam help me with d things needed for 240 egg roll

  16. Anonymous
    December 3, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Please mam im new pls help me out with the necessary things for 240 egg roll.thanks ma

  17. Iggyrocxie
    November 29, 2017 / 8:11 am

    Wanted to ask how many mudus of sugar do I use In making 6mudus of flour for egg roll and how many spoons of salt, nutmeg and baking powder ???

  18. De queesns
    October 24, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    Thanks for your recipe sis, I would like to know why my eggroll turn out small. How many minutes do I have to leave it for before frying

  19. Gbemi O
    October 19, 2017 / 10:09 am

    Where do I begin?? I know…..THANK YOUUUUUUUUU!!!&GOD BLESS U.U have made me a more confident mum,my kids can't wait for any snack I make,I've learnt chin chin, sandwich cake, doughnut,coconut candy from you & still learning.Pls how will the flour stick on the egg when rolled if its not slightly wet?

  20. Esther Felix otu
    September 4, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    Enter your comment…woooow God bless you

  21. Blossom
    August 13, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Thank you, ma. Why is my dough breaking and exposing the egg while frying?

    August 11, 2017 / 5:08 am

    Can I use rice flour or buckwheat flour to make anything that the normal flour makes. E.g. using rice flour or buckwheat flour to make buns, meat pie, egg rolls, chinchin etc

  23. Ella
    July 12, 2017 / 11:51 am

    Please can I bake my egg rolls instead of frying?

  24. as a bee
    July 2, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Thank you . I tried ur cake in toaster recipe and ur coconut sauce recipe. They were both awesome. AWESOME. I tell you. I really appreciate your website. You do a great job. Welldone

  25. Stephi
    May 17, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Thanks madam,u're doing a nice job here. Just to let u know dat my egg roll turned out hard instead of soft,so would like to know wat made it hard, is it de margarine or baking powder? Thanks

  26. Anonymous
    April 7, 2017 / 6:11 pm

    please can I bake egg roll with oven?

  27. Anonymous
    December 30, 2016 / 6:19 am

    thanks for the great work sister. pls my question is if i fry eggroll tonight around 8pm , will it still be good till around 8pm tomorrow without putting it in fridge or freezer. the main question is how long can eggroll last……..keji Amolegbe

  28. Rukayatu Salufu
    November 12, 2016 / 5:34 am

    Good day ma. I must confess that your blog is inspiring,God bless you. Pls I want to make 100 pieces of egg roll today and I need the measurement of the ingredients to use. Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Regards. Salufu Rukayatu

  29. adejare dammy
    November 11, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    is baking soda the same bicarbonate of soda.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 19, 2016 / 10:47 pm

      Yes it is Dammy 🙂

  30. Anonymous
    August 30, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Nice Nky. Please what is the measurement for 1killo of flour?.

  31. Anonymous
    August 23, 2016 / 8:34 am

    plz ma y does d egg roll open wen it is frying

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 11, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      It does if not rolled tightly.

  32. Emily Osobase
    April 29, 2016 / 11:48 am

    aunty nikky. this page ehh. the Info's here are priceless. God bless you ma. p ls can you be putting the measurement in cups? ml or kilos. I don't have a scale; only measuring cups and spoons.. pls ma

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 7, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      Ok dear 🙂

    • tife
      July 28, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Maam, thankz for d recipe! I tried it and mine scattered insided the frying oil I had to use an iron seive spoon to pack it out! Wat could be responsible?

  33. Emily Osobase
    April 29, 2016 / 11:46 am

    aunty nikky. this page ehh. the Info's here are priceless. God bless you ma. p ls can you be putting the measurement in cups? ml or kilos. I don't have a scale; only measuring cups and spoons.. pls ma

  34. Nonny
    February 16, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Nky, you're just a darling & your blog is a 'go to' for me anytime anyday… It has never failed me. God bless you ma! And keep it up too.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 7, 2016 / 5:31 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Nonny 🙂

  35. C.E.O
    February 16, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing. You are such a blessing. This is my first time here and very impressed and happy. Kindly assist me with the measurements for 15 Egg rolls and 15 (pie shaped) Fish rolls. Thanks and God bless you. Kind regards. Cornelius Eromosele Oiku.

  36. oluwatoyin deborah
    February 10, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Pls Nky, thanks for all the lovely recipe, God bless and increase u in wisdom. Pls l need the recipe for spring rolls filling urgently. Thanks,will really appreciate it.

  37. Anonymous
    February 9, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Hi Nky,i tried ur recipe on chin chin and it turned out really nice but that of the egg roll didn't go well as it was hard and too sugary plz how do I measure 50grams of sugar using a cup?tnx alot.

  38. eeenyo Momoh
    December 30, 2015 / 6:50 am

    Hi Nky, I really get confused with the measurement kg and mudu(tier), and also how many table spoons of butter amounts to 250grams? Thanks.. . Compliments of the season

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 7, 2016 / 5:24 pm

      Hi Eeenyo, to make it easier, just know that one derica cup is about 800g while one peak milk tin is about 170g.Hope you can make your estimates from that.

  39. eeenyo Momoh
    December 30, 2015 / 6:28 am

    Pls Nky I really get confused with kg and mudu(tier) and so how many table spoon of butter amounts to 250grams? Tnxxxx #compliment of the season!

  40. Unknown
    December 9, 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Hello ma'am God bless u,have really learnt some thing from u today is my 1st time & day of logging in here & am blessed. Pls madam I tried making egg roll today & it turned out fine & very sweet but d insyd was not perfectly cooked. What is d cause? Remain blessed. LOVETH

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 4:47 pm

      I guess you rolled yours bigger than mine :)If so, after placing the rolled eggs in the hot oil, reduce the heat so that the inside will cook through.

  41. Dam-Arik
    September 12, 2015 / 10:17 pm

    U are doing a great job, keep it up, God bless u. Pls, I need a samosa recipe

  42. Dam-Arik
    September 12, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    Nice job, Pls, can u help me wif d samosa recipe?

  43. agata hamdalat
    August 31, 2015 / 12:21 am

    Pls ma how do I make my doughnut puffy and recipes thanks

  44. Daline
    June 16, 2015 / 12:44 pm

    God bless u ma, u re just too much

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2015 / 10:30 am

      Thanks hun 🙂

    • Anonymous
      August 19, 2015 / 10:01 pm

      Pls ma how many tea spoon is 50g of sugar also da margarine

  45. Anonymous
    May 4, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Pls how many grams of sugar and butter do I use for 1kg of flour

  46. ug
    April 24, 2015 / 11:08 am

    PLS NKY,do I sieve the flour for chin-chin,puff-puff and eggroll? thanks much I love what u doing.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2015 / 10:29 am

      It's not necessary but you can if you want to.

  47. Ify juliet Ikwe
    March 12, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    thanks for d gud work u re doing here GOD bless u,pls how many spoon and how cup are there in quater paint of flour?

  48. Anonymous
    March 7, 2015 / 7:14 am

    What is the use of nutmeg in egg roll

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:02 pm

      I don't see any nutmeg in this recipe.

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2015 / 4:08 am

      Pls ma I need or help urgently for measuem of egg toll for 45 pesorns.pls ma

  49. Joy
    March 5, 2015 / 5:57 pm

    50g of sugar its too much for 150g of flour.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      Then reduce it to suit your taste dearie, but hope you know that some sugar brands are sweeter than others 🙂

  50. onyilove
    March 1, 2015 / 10:36 pm

    Am sorry for asking for what is not on ur blog now but I belive u can be of help to me.pls I need a reciep on how to make pizza pls

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 9, 2015 / 3:01 pm

      ok dearie 🙂

  51. Anonymous
    February 25, 2015 / 11:08 am

    Hi ma'am,I'm so blessed though this page may bless u. Pls can egg roll be bake aside frying?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2015 / 6:32 pm

      I haven't baked it before but i'm sure it would turn out fine too 🙂

  52. Anonymous
    November 29, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Pls wat would I need for 50 egg rolls

  53. Anonymous
    November 26, 2014 / 10:43 am

    Thanks so much for your help Nky… You're the BEST! GOD BLESS YOU MORE! 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 27, 2014 / 10:51 am

      You're always welcome dearie 🙂

  54. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    I like your page Nky, You ROCK!!! I urgently need a measurement for egg roll for 10-15 people. Please, help me out, thank you!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 26, 2014 / 8:00 am

      Thanks dear , here it is.*10-15 hard boiled eggs(depending on how flat you roll you dough)*300 grams plain flour*100 grams sugar*1 teaspoon baking powder*100 grams margarine*About 100ml cool water(more or less)*1/4 teaspoon pinch of salt*vegetable oil, for deep frying

  55. Anonymous
    November 21, 2014 / 10:26 am

    I like this page Nky, You ROCK!!! Pls, I urgently need a measurement for egg roll for just 10-15 people. Pls, help me out. Thank You!

  56. Anonymous
    November 4, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    Please can i substitute baking soda for baking powder

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 6, 2014 / 4:34 pm

      No you can't substitute baking soda for baking powder .

  57. Rukayyah Enny Hussein
    October 30, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    U are so doing a great job here, just learn how to make samosa. So happy may God bless u

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 31, 2014 / 4:02 pm

      God bless you too dearie, I'm so glad to be of help and hope to see more of you here :).

  58. Anonymous
    October 17, 2014 / 11:58 am

    I like this your page….. so educating,…. like ur response…being der 2 put pple 2ru. Thnks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 17, 2014 / 8:48 pm

      thanks dear, I do the best I can 🙂

  59. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 / 1:58 pm

    Pls is milk flavour nt used?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      You can add milk and flavor if you want to .

  60. Anonymous
    September 10, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    Pls sorry to ask what normally make the egg roll vry strong after frying?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 12, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Strong? Mine doesn't come out strong, hope you followed the recipe as it is and didn't fry it for too long.

  61. Anonymous
    September 2, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Pls can I get ice cream recipe?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 3:15 pm

      recipe in next week's post 🙂

  62. Anonymous
    July 9, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    You didnt add salt

    • Nky Lily Lete
      July 10, 2014 / 3:45 pm

      There is salt in the recipe, just a pinch 🙂

  63. MiSsY JaY
    June 27, 2014 / 9:30 pm

    Can u combine yeast and baking powder because I got this recipe egg roll from a website and bakin powder wasn't included

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 9:30 am

      No you can't combine the two. Baking powder makes the dough fluffy.

  64. Anonymous
    June 15, 2014 / 11:28 am

    Pls ma I wl like to knw why my egg roll is nt well done in de inside

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2014 / 7:30 am

      It could be that the dough you wrapped around the egg is too thick and you fried it in very hot oil, so the outside cooked faster without completely cooking the inside.

  65. Anonymous
    May 23, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    Plz ma I need measurement for egg roll recipe for 6o pple , I we be glad to get today cos I wnt to deliver it tomorrow. Thnks

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2014 / 10:28 am

      Hi dear, For 60 eggs, you can use about 2kg of flour, 450gr sugar, 450gr margarine, 2 tablespoon baking powder, 1 tablespoonful salt. Don't forget to roll the dough real flat before wrapping it around the eggs.Enjoy :))

    • C.E.O
      February 16, 2016 / 7:39 am

      Hi. Thank you for taking time out to help us. You are a blessing. Kindly give me the measurements for 15 egg rolls and 15 fish rolls (pie shape).

  66. Anonymous
    May 7, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    I dnt knw wat kinda cup 2 use for measuring,or is dere any other instrument

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 9, 2014 / 6:10 pm

      1 cup of flour = 16 tablespoonful.

  67. Anonymous
    May 5, 2014 / 11:21 am

    is it a must to include baking powder?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 6, 2014 / 9:27 am

      Baking powder makes the dough fluffy, but you can do without it 🙂

  68. Anonymous
    April 23, 2014 / 12:32 pm

    Ma,i wan 2 knw how many cups of flour wil mak 450g or 250g?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 24, 2014 / 12:59 am

      Hi dear 1cup of plain flour is approximately 140 g, so 450g will make about 3cups and 2 tablespoonful while 250g will make approximately 2 cups.

  69. Anonymous
    April 8, 2014 / 2:48 pm

    i've tried the sandwich maker cake, its very interesting

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 11, 2014 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks for the feedback dear 🙂

  70. Anonymous
    April 4, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    what about recipe for shawama

  71. Anonymous
    March 27, 2014 / 9:40 am

    Haven't u recipes for cakes

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:32 pm

      Check the ''Nigerian snacks'' page above for cake recipes.. more coming soon.

  72. Anonymous
    March 27, 2014 / 9:38 am

    Wah amount of baking powder is needed for 1000g of flour. .stil on d egg roll

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2014 / 11:31 pm

      2 Tablespoonful will do.

  73. Anonymous
    March 27, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Wah amount of baking powder cn I use for 1000g of flour..stil on egg roll

  74. Chinwe Grace
    February 25, 2014 / 11:25 am

    Thanks Nky, you just taught me how to make bread crumbs at home by one of your responses to comments. Am grateful.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2014 / 12:20 pm

      I'm so glad to be of help Chinwe, I'll love to hear your feedback, if you try any of our recipes 🙂

  75. Anonymous
    February 17, 2014 / 4:53 pm

    so easy to prepare thanks.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 1, 2014 / 12:17 pm

      You're welcome dear 🙂

  76. Anonymous
    February 13, 2014 / 2:35 pm

    So sorry I use dis page,Pls concerning d scotch eggs & d sausage roll,will I hv 2 blend d meat b4 boiling or boiled then blend aftar all?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 16, 2014 / 10:48 am

      No problem dear, any page is okay to ask questions.As for the meat, you don't have to boil them. Just blend and use.

      • Kay
        April 28, 2020 / 4:10 am

        Hello please is it necessary to make use of nutmeg

        • April 29, 2020 / 4:15 pm

          Hi Kay, it is not necessary to add nutmeg
          it’s only added for flavor.
          Don’t forget to send me some photos when you make the egg rolls?