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Chin Chin

Chin chin can be really delicious if you know how to make it. I usually fry my chin chin, as in this case. But I hear it is also possible for chin chin to be baked. I haven’t tried that one yet. 😀

These are some delicious and well buttered crunchy Nigerian chin chin. And you are just about to learn how I was able to make this delicious Nigerian snack in just about 90 minutes.
Chin Chin

Preparation Time: 90 minutes | serving: 5

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 spoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 spoon of milk flavor
  • 100g margarine
  • 1 cup of powdered milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • Vegetable oil
  • 3-4 Tablespoons of sugar
How to make chin chin
The Ingredients above would make you two plates of chin chin, just like this one here and it could serve about 3-5 person. If you are looking to make this for a larger family and you are doing it for the first time, I would suggest you experiment with this exact quantity of ingredients first, then you can double it next time.

How To Make Chin Chin

Sift the flour into a bowl, add the ground nutmeg to it, 1 cup of milk to a clean plate, add 3 Tablespoons of sugar to it, use the measuring cups and spoons please. I have often stressed the importance of using the exact quantity of ingredients that I recommend in my recipes. If you alter the recipe by using wrong measuring cup or spoon, you might end up with a Ghanian food. 😀

Also add the milk flavor and mix all with your hand, make sure they are properly mixed together.

Add 100g of margarine (You will notice that a sachet of cooking margarine is usually 250g, so it would be easy to squeeze off about 40% from a sachet). More margarine would only make your dough brisker and really hard to fry.

Add just half cup of water, 140ml and mix as shown in the video below.

I believe chin chin is really easy to make. If you use too much margarine; it would melt while you are frying it, too little margarine and it would become puffy and really hard.

Mix properly to get the chin chin dough, you can sift and add extra flour until you get a thick pliable dough that doesn’t stick to your fingers.

Knead on any plain and smooth surface, knead properly until all the ingredients are properly incorporated.

Pinch two handfuls and roll your pin on it to achieve a smooth dough, trim off the edges to achieve a rectangular looking dough, this makes it easy for your to work your knife around it.
image 1 of chin

image 2 of chin

Go ahead and slice to any size you want, scoop into another plate, repeat until all are sliced.

Pour half liter (600ml) of oil into a deep pot or frying pan, allow to heat on medium heat for about 3-4 minutes, then go ahead and fry the chin chin in batches, after each batch (which should be about two cups or one and half cup per batch), allow the oil to heat again for up to 40 seconds before adding the next batches.

Don’t forget – You don’t stop stirring until they are off the frying pan or some may get burned. Also, you don’t stir vigorously; you kind of scoop your frying spoon gently in a bid to tumble them while they fry. See the Chin Chin Video belwo

Transfer into a sieve after frying, allow oil to drain away before transferring into a wide plate where it would cool off for up to three hours, then store in an air tight container. Chin Chin can last up to 2 weeks in an air tight container.

Enjoy with your favorite soft drink. That is how to make Chin Chin in Nigeria. Some call it chim chim 😀

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  1. Billy  June 11, 2016

    Nice one.. Thanks a lot

  2. Ng Grace  June 12, 2016

    pls chy,I need a recipe for delicious okpa,moi moi and other related.I will be glad to hear from you soon

  3. Gloria  June 14, 2016

    Tanx but i noticed u didnt add baking powder. Is it not necessary?

    • Chy Anegbu  June 14, 2016

      Baking powder? it’s not neccesary for this recipe.

  4. Clementina  June 14, 2016

    Thanks for the chin chin recipe. I have been following your blog and newsletters for over a year already and I must say that you have been a tremendous blessing to me and my future husband. Lol. Have a great day.

  5. Glory  June 14, 2016

    Thanks Chy. This na my favorite snack. You talked about baked chin chin, can you show me how that one is done too.

  6. Evelyn Chidinma  July 18, 2016

    So good.

  7. Gifted  July 18, 2016

    Thanks a a lot, is yeast necessary for this recipe ?cos I have seen people adding it

  8. Juliana  September 19, 2016

    Hi chy, I observed u didn’t use eggs, it is not necessary.

    • Chy Anegbu  September 21, 2016

      eggs are not neccesary for chin chin. Milk does it.

  9. love  September 27, 2016

    What of baking powder and egg, are they not needed.

    • Chy Anegbu  September 30, 2016

      No, they are not needed

  10. Gloria  December 15, 2016

    Nice one thank you

  11. mapur  February 11, 2017

    what of butter because i see other adding it…Or is’t nt necessary??

    • Chy Anegbu  February 18, 2017

      I added butter and I did explain how to use it above. You won’t get the crunchy if you don’t use butter.

  12. Efe  February 16, 2017

    Please can I get the recipe of egg roll


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