Nigerian Plantain Mosa :Nigerian Snacks

Plantain Mosa
Nigerian Plantain Mosayummy Nigerian Snack

Plantain Mosa is a delicious Nigerian snack that is made from over ripe plantains , mixed with eggs, pepper , select spices and deep fried. It is so easy to make and a  great way to make use of over ripe plantains in the kitchen. 
It is usually confused with Akara or yam puffs(ojojo) because of their similarities in shape.

Plantain Mosa is a yummy Nigerian snack …here’s a simple recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Plantain Mosa
1  ripe plantain(usually over ripe ones)
1 raw  egg(break egg an set aside)
2 tablespoonful Flour
Ground red chilli pepper (to taste)
Salt (to taste)
Vegetable oil for frying

Plantain Mosa cooking Directions
*Cut and peel the plantain.

*Mash thoroughly , and add  the egg, flour, salt and pepper. Mix  thoroughly until all ingredients are well combined.

*Heat up the oil  on medium heat until hot.  Using a tablespoon, scoop the plantain mixture into hot oil and fry each side of the Mosa for 2 minutes or until both sides are brown.

*Transfer the Mosa to a sieve lined with paper towels , to absorb the excess oil

See also  Miyan Taushe (Nigerian Pumpkin Soup)

*Now your Plantain Mosa  is ready …Enjoy!

Plantain Mosa can be eating alone as a snack or taken with Ogi (pap) .

Nigerian snacks recipe : Nigerian plantain mosa
Nigerian Plantain Mosa : A yummy Nigerian Snack

 Other related recipes :
* Nigerian Chin Chin recipe
* Nigerian Style Samosa
* 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

by Nky Lily Lete


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  1. Sussana Obot
    January 19, 2024 / 3:44 pm

    Thanks a lot for helping me see how I can make use of ripe plantain to prepare as snacks. It was nice when I tried it.

  2. Mobolaji
    April 27, 2022 / 11:43 am

    Please what about yeast?
    Isn’t it supposed to be like plantain flavored puff puff?
    It turns out a loot different without yeast

  3. Joseph nkosi
    October 27, 2019 / 8:41 pm

    Surprised my family with the plantain mosa and they liked it…thanks alot

  4. Anonymous
    May 24, 2018 / 11:18 pm

    This website was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I've found something that helped me. Thanks!

  5. Anonymous
    May 23, 2018 / 7:54 pm

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  6. Pastor Nnamdi Obisike
    October 30, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Hi Nky this is really nice anf delicious . I tried it and it is a kind of delicious. God bless you for making my weekend a pleasant

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:24 pm

      Thanks for your feedback Pastor, I'm glad to be of help.

  7. Anonymous
    July 28, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    thanks for the recipe I'll sure try it.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      You're welcome

  8. Rheeharn
    March 13, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Hi everyone, pls I tried dz today and it tasted so nice but it retained some veg oil in it. Pls wat do u tink went wrong? I need ur help pls

    • MrsLaurel
      March 17, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Wow. It's simply wow. I don't have any other word to explain it. U knw I've been starring at my ripe plantains this morning, not knowing wat to do. I saw this at my office and I'm enjoying it right now. Thank u soooooo much. U re really d best.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:26 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Mrs Laurel, I'm glad you enjoyed it hun 🙂

  9. Rheeharn
    March 13, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Hi everyone, pls I tried dz today and it tasted so nice but it retained some veg oil in it. Pls wat do u tink went wrong? I need ur help pls

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 22, 2016 / 6:30 pm

      Yes, it can be a bit oily, but that can be avoided by frying with less oil or pressing the Mosa down with the frying spoon when you transfer into the pan(but this might flatten it out)

  10. Anonymous
    September 15, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Can over ripe banana be used in place of plantain.

  11. Anu Funke
    July 21, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Tried dis last nyt n I loved it. I added onions to d batter cos I love onions so much…it tasted very nyc. All Tanx to ur great blog.Please can u post something on making cookies? Tanx a bunch…The pix u add also helped a long way…ure a good teacher

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 16, 2015 / 10:17 pm

      Thanks so much for all your lovely comments , hope to see more of you here dearie 🙂

  12. Anonymous
    February 21, 2015 / 12:24 pm

    Thanks a lot. I have some over ripe plantain. And I was just about to throw it away. Making it right now.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      February 23, 2015 / 8:59 pm

      ok , keep me posted.

  13. Anonymous
    January 28, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Nice site Uve got here…..can I get ur mail address or sumfin pls?

  14. Anonymous
    August 4, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    great made it today.I am 10 yrs old. my little bro helped my mash. that was did not really like the fact that i was using the stove without an adult watching, but she was glad when she ate it. Erybory wanted seconds and 3rds

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:48 pm

      Nice dearie, you brother is a darling too,but next time , please cook only with adult supervision. Thanks for your lovely feedback, you remind me of when I was 10 🙂

  15. Anonymous
    August 4, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    mine turned out great. erybory wanted 3rd's.i am am 10 yrs old and made this withno assistance.My mom was not to happy about the fact that i used the stove without guidance.She was happy tho when she ate it. Except my little bro helped me mash the plantain.That was fun.My grannysaid she makes her own with plantain and maize.(corn flour)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 2:44 pm

      I'm so proud of you hun, but please next time you cook, make sure an adult is nearby and supervising you. You're such a darling 🙂

  16. Anonymous
    July 31, 2014 / 2:04 pm

    i am glad that u do not have all the wahalla needed.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 8, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      sorry I didn't get that hun ???

  17. Kemisola Fatona
    June 10, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Can i add chopped or minced onion to it?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 13, 2014 / 8:53 am

      I have not used it in mine but it will surely taste delicious, so go ahead and try with minced onions.

  18. Kemisola Fatona
    June 10, 2014 / 1:47 pm

    Can i add chopped or minced onions to it?

  19. Reykanny
    January 29, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this great knowledge.actually i was searching the net to really know the class of food ripe plantains fall into but in the process,i saw this great snack recipe by you.i wish to try this cos i love baking.thanks for teaching me a new things…LOTS OF LUV

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 30, 2014 / 10:23 pm

      Much love to you too dearie, thanks for stopping by 🙂

  20. joyce
    January 28, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    God bless you for all these wonderful recipes. now i can make varieties of home made snacks for my family.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 30, 2014 / 10:22 pm

      I'm so glad to be of help Joyce, God bless you too dear 🙂

  21. Joy Oby
    January 24, 2014 / 11:18 am

    Dis is nice ooo…… I just threw away my over ripe plantain some few days ago.I will try it very soon, you have a nice site here.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:07 am

      ok dear 🙂

  22. Joy Oby
    January 24, 2014 / 10:58 am

    Dis is nice, i just threw away my over ripe plantain some few days ago.I will try it very soon.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 27, 2014 / 9:07 am

      oh dear, no more throwing plantains away my dear, you'll love this recipe 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    January 15, 2014 / 2:17 am

    Nyc 1 I will practice

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 15, 2014 / 9:09 am

      That's nice dear 🙂

  24. Anonymous
    November 18, 2013 / 2:04 pm

    Thanks for your recipe. I'll be able to do it regardsTunde from Paris

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 25, 2013 / 10:18 am

      Hi Tunde, I'm so glad to be of help dear… thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    November 18, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    Too nice, your recipe ecalls that of my dear mama, hummmm, I love it.Thank you so much. I'll be able to do it myself since I watched your video.RegardsTunde from Paris

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 25, 2013 / 10:17 am

      Thanks for watching the video dear, I'm so glad I was able to take you home with this recipe… God Bless 🙂