Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede)

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV

Plantain Moi Moi (Ukpo Ogede) is a delicious Nigerian recipe that was born out of plantain surplus. It is a great way to use up overripe plantains instead of throwing them away.
 If I get a gold coin for the number of times that I’ve been asked ”What do I do with over ripe plantains”?, Ill be richer..LOL ☺.

 So stop throwing away those over ripe plantains and enjoy this delicious plantain moi moi.
 Over ripe plantains can also be used for making Plantain Pancake and Plantain Mosa .
Ingredients for Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede)

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV

– 2 medium sized over-ripe Plantains (don’t worry about the black skin,but be sure that the inside hasn’t gone bad. Ripe plantains can also be used)– 200g Unripe plantain flour OR Corn Meal(cornflour)-  1 Cooking spoonful Palm Oil/red stew oil/vegetable oil- 1 Cooking spoonful ground Crayfish- 1 Handful deboned boiled fish or fresh prawns (optional) – 1 medium sized Onion bulb- 2 seasoning cubes- Pepper to taste- Salt to taste- Containers for pouring the Plantain moi moi (Uma/banana leaves, aluminium or plastic bowls) Tip: in the absence of plantain flour, corn flour(corn meal) can be used as a substitute. The corn flour used here is ground whole maize and should not be confused with corn starch(used for ogi/akamu) which is also known as corn flour in some countries. 


 

Cooking directions for Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede)– Place  the unripe plantain flour (or corn meal) into a bowl, add a little warm water and mix the flour until you get a smooth paste. Set aside for later use.-Next,Wash, peel and slice the over-ripe plantains. Blend the plantains with the crayfish, onions and pepper;Blend into a smooth paste and pour it into the bowl with the unripe plantain paste.Mix thoroughly and add a little warm water to get a lighter , but not watery consistency.

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV

– Add the palm oil, stock cubes and  salt to taste. Mix thoroughly.- Next, scoop the plantain mixture into any container of choice , you can add the cooked fish or fresh prawns(if you are using any), then seal tight and set aside.

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV


– Put a pot of water or steamer to boil. Place the containers into the pot&cook until the Plantain moi moi solidifies(You may have to add water to the pot from time to time, as it dries up).This steaming process takes about 45mins to 1 hourTake out the moi moi from the pot, leave to cool a bit; serve and enjoy.
Plantain Moi Moi(Ukpo Ogede) is usually eaten as a snack or as a meal with Pap(ogi/akamu), oat meal,Custard or Rice recipes.

You might also like the Recipe for plantain Mosa and Nigerian Moi Moi .

Plantain Moi Moi, Ukpo Ogede, Nigerian plantain recipes, Nigerian food TV

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51 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 24, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post. Thank you for providing this info.

  2. Anonymous
    May 6, 2018 / 7:16 pm

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  3. Zoe Starcious
    March 21, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Pls,great recipe.for a diabetic,ripe plantains are not friendly.Wondering how it would turn out without the ripe plantain.pls,anyone who has tried it with only ripe plantain should share with us.aside from the fact that ripe plantain adds sweetness,wondering if it also adds fluffiness too..

  4. Roseline Ibulubo
    January 13, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Wow,I enjoyed this meal,but mine was dark,can yu tell me y?

  5. Unknown
    January 13, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    Wow,simple and strait forward ,I made mine ,but it was dark,can yu tell me y??

  6. Anonymous
    December 9, 2016 / 7:38 am

    hi Nikky can I use almond flour for moi moi or akara ball? please if yes how?

  7. Toku
    May 22, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Great recipe, I never considered plantain, but at home as a little boy we used banana instead, was really nice, and you could still fry it after cooking and it came out nice.

  8. Unknown
    April 5, 2016 / 7:26 am

    There's yellow cornmeal and white cornmeal, which one is best. Heard sometimes they mix the white cornmeal with something else. How do I really know the white stuff is actually cornmeal and not something else.

  9. julailala
    December 20, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I like the comment above that it's possible to grind unripe plantains instead of using flour. Can you give me an idea how many unripe plantains I might need and how to do?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 1:03 pm

      2 to 3 large unripe plantains.

  10. Tmardi
    November 27, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    Hello Nky, please what is the conversion of 200g of flour to cups.

  11. Anonymous
    October 14, 2015 / 2:57 pm

    nky u r d best cos each time i try out ur recipes at home my brothers always jump for joy.thank you.i will try this one this weekend.lot of kisses for u

  12. Anonymous
    June 17, 2015 / 12:04 am

    Best site I've ever come across. Continue the good work dear…Can I use vegetable oil instead of palm oil?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 17, 2015 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks hun, you can use vegetable oil but be aware that it wont taste the same as the original one, but it wont be bad either.

  13. lolade
    May 13, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Is our 'ogi' or akamu, (i mean d not ready to drink) corn meal

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 12:52 pm

      No , it is corn starch. Corn meal is what you get when you grind whole corn.

  14. Anonymous
    April 8, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    Lovely blog……can I use beans to mix the rip plantain as I don't really like cornmeal?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 9, 2015 / 4:41 pm

      Yes you can use beans flour or unripe plantain flour.

  15. Anonymous
    March 25, 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Quick question, can I do the cooking in an oven, water and pot, too stressful, and if i can, for how long?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      April 2, 2015 / 11:38 am

      Sure you can it in the oven, the same way you do beans moimoi in the oven. Cook until it hardens, about 30minutes or more depending on the size of the container used.

  16. Anonymous
    October 23, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    Hi Nky, can d plantain moi moi last 4 days after preparation without getting spoilt? If yes, wots d best way to preserve it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 27, 2014 / 9:52 am

      Yes dear, it will last for up to 7days if preserved in the fridge.

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      Can I add boiled egg like moi moi

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 25, 2015 / 11:54 am

      you can if you want to.

  17. Folake Johnson
    October 4, 2014 / 6:33 am

    I first eat this dish as a little girl in my mum's village and the taste stuck to my memory. Ve never been to that village again for almost a century now. Nky, I really want to appreciate you. U r really doing a wonderful job. Ve been using most of ur recipes for long. Never posted a comment. But for this, I can't keep shut coz u,v reunited me with my long dream from the 1990,s. God bless n strengthen you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 5, 2014 / 5:51 pm

      Aww sweet Folake, I am so glad to be the one to reunite you with this recipe and also happy that you left a comment today. Well appreciated dearie and God bless you too 🙂

  18. Folake Johnson
    October 4, 2014 / 6:28 am

    I first eat this dish as a little girl in my mum's village and the taste stuck to my memory. Ve never been to that village again for almost a century now. Nky, I really want to appreciate you. U r really doing a wonderful job. Ve been using most of ur recipes for long. Never posted a comment. But for this, I can't keep shut coz u,v reunited me with my long dream from the 1990,s. God bless n strengthen you.

  19. Anonymous
    October 2, 2014 / 9:53 am

    Hello Nky, I discovered your blog today and I must tell you, my husband is in for a treat this weekend. I am more of a swallow person and I get bored reading recipe books to spice things up, but your instructions are so simple to follow. Don't worry I will send you pictures

    • Nky Lily Lete
      October 3, 2014 / 3:08 pm

      Thanks sweetie, I'm so glad to be of help. I'll be expecting your pics 🙂

  20. Anonymous
    September 8, 2014 / 12:29 pm

    Hi Nky, your blog have been wonderful and educative. Can I use semolina instead of the corn flour? Just tried the 3 minutes toast cake and it is so wonderful. I have never baked in my life but I was able to make a fluffy cake that my kid brother loved. Thanks for all this knowledge you are sharing. God bless you.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 10, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Hi sweets,I'm glad you enjoyed the cake.As for the semolina, I have never tried it with this recipe and really can't say how it will turn out.

  21. Anonymous
    September 1, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Hi,I read or recipe for Kunun aya and would like u to try adding dates and coconut to it.try it ,tastes better as that is the real recipe here in d north.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 4, 2014 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks, I'll try that too 🙂

  22. Chichi Amadi
    August 29, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Yummy .I'm salivating and drooling all over my tablet.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 30, 2014 / 4:58 pm

      🙂

  23. Anonymous
    July 18, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    Omg have been searching for how to prepare dis. Tnx alot.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 2:48 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂

  24. Anonymous
    July 14, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    Thanks a billion u r wonderful i used cornmeal, it was so so nice Infact i eat it everyday even my Yoruba husband loves it��

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 5, 2014 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks for your lovely feedback hun 🙂

  25. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 / 11:22 am

    Or can i also use plantain fufu flour cos dis is one of my favourite meal

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 10:04 am

      Yes dear, you can use the overipe plantain and plantain fufu flour .The overipe plantains add sweetness to the meal.

  26. Anonymous
    June 28, 2014 / 11:21 am

    Can i use yam flour

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 30, 2014 / 9:56 am

      no you can't use yam flour 🙂

  27. Anonymous
    June 24, 2014 / 1:18 pm

    Can use water proof (transparent nylon bags used in d markets 2 tie buyers' purchases instead of containers? I just love ur blog! U r 2 much. Imagine, plantain pancakes! I so so love it! Tanx Nky so much.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 27, 2014 / 11:21 am

      Yes you can use that too and thanks for your lovely comment 🙂

  28. Anonymous
    December 11, 2013 / 11:03 am

    Nky please can I uae anytype of corn flour

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 12, 2013 / 6:29 am

      Hi dear,use Only finely ground corn flour(known as cornmeal).

  29. Anonymous
    November 12, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Hi Nkyyou have a fantastic blog. I learn alot from it thank you. In my village, we use palm nut cream in place of palm oil. try it and you will find that the aroma it unbeatable.cook palm kernel, mash it add hot water, mash it well and extract the liquid through a sieve. use it in place of the palm oil and warm water. let me know what you think

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 12, 2013 / 2:48 pm

      Thanks dear, I'll give it a try 🙂

  30. Anonymous
    November 5, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Must I use unripe plantain flour? I have a lot of unripe plantains here, can't I just blend that with a little warm water instead?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 8, 2013 / 10:42 am

      You can use the unripe plantains but go easy on the water when blending the plantains, so that the consistency isn't so watery. You can also use corn flour as a substitute.

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