Gizdodo is a simple side dish that is often served with rice; especially Jollof rice. It is easy to deduce from the name that this meal will be basically made of gizzards and ripe plantain.
Hence Gizdodo (Gizzard Dodo) and we all know that dodo is just another name for ripe plantain.

It make perfect sense right? I don’t know who actually coined that word but I think it is epic! 😀

Ripe plantain is called dodo in Nigeria, you can equally use it for porridge. In that case it would be porridge plantain. But when you fry unripe plantain, it is called kpekere 😀 That aside. Let’s get to the business of the day.

The ingredients below are required for making Gizdodo, it could serve about 6 person if it is served alongside jollof rice or just about 3 persons if served alone as it appear in the plate below.

Ingredients | Serving: 3

3 Giant sized ripe plantain
Chicken or Turkey Gizzard (500g)
4 cups of sliced tomatoes
Half cup of sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
1 cup of sliced onions
One cup of sliced green pepper
2 cubes of knorr or maggi
Salt to taste
Ground nut/vegetable oil (800ml)

You would need that much oil because you would be frying the plantain. You fry the plantain and then fry the gizzards. That way, you get a really delicious gizdodo at the end of the day.

How to make Gizdodo

Start by peeling off the back of the plantain and chopping to smaller bits with a kitchen knife. Slice the tomatoes, peppers and Onions as seen here.

Wash the gizzards with hot water and precook for 20 minutes. Use a cube of knorr or maggi, half teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions. Check to see that the gizzard is soft and chop to smaller bits.

These are some of the needed ingredients. What you find at top-right is the chopped ripe plantain. Chopped gizzards at the bottom-right, then sliced tomato, onions and green beans in the plate at the left corner.
How to Make Gizdodo

Fry the plantain with 600ml of vegetable oil until it turn golden, scoop into a sieve and allow it to sit for a while. Reduce the oil to 250ml and fry the chopped gizzard.
The gizzard would be somewhat dark-brown when it is properly fried. Remove and pour in the remaining half cup of onions, stir and add the tomatoes. Add the sliced pepper and allow to fry for 10-15 minutes. Remeber to stir occassionally so it doesn’t get burnt.
Gizzard and dodo

Once the tomato is properly fried, you are almost done with making gizdodo. Add one cube of maggi to it and salt to taste.

Transfer the fried gizzards, plantain and sliced green peppers. Stir all together, cover and allow to simmer for 3 minutes. That is just how to make gizdodo. Sound easy right?

Gizdodo can be served as a course meal or a side meal. Usually, it works best with jollof rice as it appears in the image below. I would like to read your comment below. Try this delicious meal and tell me how it turned out.
Jollof Rice Gizdodo

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  1. mrs H Waris  July 21, 2016

    Yummy!…will try it

  2. Mambo  July 21, 2016

    From the name it sounds awesome…. Gizdodo is a real delicacy….thanks

  3. Meesua  August 3, 2016

    So delicious

  4. Udoka  August 30, 2016

    Thanks for showing me how to make gizdodo. Your recipes are so easy to follow. Thanks. Udoka.

  5. ummi  April 18, 2017

    Thanks dear, will surely try it

  6. fancy  April 18, 2017

    lovely sight to behold……new recipe learnt,thanks chy.

  7. phil  April 18, 2017

    Wow.!!looks really yum yum would definitely try it this week..Thanks chy God bless you..

  8. William  April 27, 2017

    I prefer chicken livers. It’s a nice idea.

  9. Edogbanya Gloria  June 14, 2017

    Thanks for sharing, I will try it

  10. Hajjy  June 19, 2017

    Nice one Chy, I really like this. I will surely try it for my family.

  11. Adanna  June 21, 2017

    Thanks a lot. Really helped me

  12. Glorisky  July 13, 2017

    Wow am gonna try this at home, thanks.

  13. Cash  July 20, 2017

    Very amazing dish tried it nd it was wow
    Delicious, I love gizdodo.

  14. Anna  August 21, 2017

    this gizdodo looks delicious,I am actually salivating. I am going to prepare it. tnk for d recipe

  15. Blessing  August 30, 2017

    Wow! So delicious. I love this Gizzdodo

  16. Ajah Cynthia  September 15, 2017

    This is superb. I shall prepare it. Chy, God bless you.

  17. Tosin  September 30, 2017

    I just tried this now it came out great , at first I thought the dodo was sticking but it came out delicious and looks exactly like this picture thanks a lot ❤️

  18. Fatimo  August 20, 2018

    Thank you very much for this amazing are doing a great work !!

  19. Amaka okey  August 24, 2018

    Thanks chy will try this weekend

  20. Gloria chudiebere  May 10, 2019

    Wow, it’s just great and sumptuous


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