Porridge plantain is one of the delicious foods that are made and eaten in Nigeria. Frankly, this meal doesn’t appear often in my menu but anytime I decide to make it, I do really enjoy it
Plantain porridge or porridge plantain is easy to prepare, it takes the same process as Porridge Yam, although, with a little twist and slight changes in ingredients.

This delicious meal is usually made with unripe plantain, however, you can use a combination of ripe and unripe plantain, most people do this in other to achieve a faint sugary taste.

This meal (unripe plantain porridge) is very rich in iron and highly recommended for diabetic patients. If you are searching for Nigerian foods for diabetic patients I would recommend unripe plantain first, you can chose to prepare it anyhow.

In this case we are making a porridge/pottage out of it.

Oh, I forgot to finish a sentence I started above, the unripe plantain is very rich in iron but once it is ripe, it becomes carbohydrate and no more safe for diabetic patients.

However, anybody can enjoy this delicious meal, doesn’t it look really delicious?
Porridge plantain

The Ingredients for Plantain porridge includes

  • 4 medium sized Unripe plantain
  • Palm Oil (about 10cl
  • Fresh tomatoes (3-5 balls
  • Fresh red pepper
  • 2 bulbs of medium sized onions
  • 2 cubes of maggi (sweetener)
  • Meat of Choice
  • Fish of choice
  • Crayfish (2-3 spoons)
  • Vegetable (fluted pumpkin) [optional]
Like I did state initially, you can use ripe or unripe plantain. I decided to use a blend of goat meat and few slice of fish. You can use just fish, goat meat or even non of both. Stock fish is also really nice in plantain porridge, you are always welcome to try new things.

You can chose to add vegetables, as much vegetable as you want, fluted pumpkin is a good choice. However, I did not include vegetables in the meal above.

How To Make Plantain Porridge

This is really easy, just parboil the goat meat with one cubes of maggi, salt and any other spice or flavor of choice. allow the water to dry, add more water and cook until the meat is soft for consumption. introduce the fish and add another cube of maggi, a bulb of onions and a little more salt.

peal off the green outer layer of the plantain and slice to any size of your choice. also go ahead and slice the tomatoes, peppers and also do the same to the remaining one bulb of onions.

plantain porridge

Once the meat and fish is properly parboiled, you can remove the fish and continue cooking with the meat. Add about 10cl of red (palm) oil, add a cup of water (about 75cl), about two spoon of ground crayfish, salt to taste. You may also add another cube of maggi if the solution is not as tasty as you require.

Allow to boil.

Add the sliced plantain, spray the sliced tomato/onions/fresh pepper at the top, add the fish and cover to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Check to see if the water is dried and the plantain is properly cooked, add vegetable if you like, lower the heat and allow to simmer for two to three minutes
Stir all together and you just made a delicious plantain porridge. You can serve this meal with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink.

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Video For Plantain Porridge

Here is the video on how to make plantain porridge.

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  1. stasia  June 9, 2014

    wow!!! it has a great taste but i did nt prepare mine wit goat meat bcos d fish gave it a wonderful taste….tnx chy. pls i really wnt to learn hw to decorate a cake with icing sugar.tnx

  2. naomi  June 9, 2014

    Ǻ♍ so going 2 try this,Tnks Chy,u re God sent…God bless u,and more knowledge

  3. shola  June 9, 2014

    Seeing the picture of this plantain porridge is enough reason for me to go and try it myself…i trust your judgement anyways, you cant imagine what the ogbono /pumpkin leaves and the ogbono and okro soup has done to my family….my hubby and mom are always looking forward to my soups now……

  4. omolola esther  June 9, 2014

    It looks delicious, but is it good for breastfeeding mothers

    • Ruki  February 3, 2017

      Definitely. The high iron content will enrich the breastmilk.

  5. onyi nwachukwu  June 9, 2014

    chy at it again… thank u so much. I have automatically locked my bf with all dis recipes

  6. kikelomo  June 9, 2014

    fantastic dish but no video atached to it.
    though,i make my plaintain pottage by cutting into big cube size n put clean fresh ugwu leaves in it

  7. nelly may  June 10, 2014

    Dear Chy,
    Porridge plantain(unripe) is one my favorite dishes, Its nice what you got although i have a little twist to the way i prepare mine and i use a lot of scent leave to spike the taste and aroma,i also parboil the plantain for a few minutes before the actual cooking to reduce the slime.
    Thanks a lot for this forum.


    • Chy Anegbu  June 18, 2014

      Nice twist nelly, keep trying new things.

    • Esther  September 12, 2018

      Yeah,that is how I do mine too

  8. Diana  June 11, 2014

    Thanks for having introduced me to the Nigerian foods. I will also try to prepare it here in South Sudan

  9. Damaris  June 11, 2014

    Thanks so much. This looks great!

  10. omotola  June 11, 2014

    I just finish cooking my own plantain porridge it is really fantastics my family love it

  11. Rose  June 17, 2014

    chy,tanx for d mail on plantain porridge I’ll give it a trial.

  12. Martina Daubry  June 18, 2014

    Thanks alot Chy, you are really doing a good job here.I really do appreciate, I have tried the fried rice and salad, indomie and plantain porrage etc.Thanks you very much.

  13. onyi nwachukwu  June 18, 2014

    yes I have tried d noddles and spaghetti recipe. thou I ate alone…. u have made cooking fun for me.. Thank u very much. more greese to ur elbows. This plantain recipe here is also wonderful, thanks.

  14. chioma  June 18, 2014

    It looks delicious, I will give it a try. Thanks a lot

  15. glory  June 23, 2014

    Chy. I must confess that you are real. Being an efik lady and cooking other tribe food is super. Variety is the spice of life. The plantain porridge is nice.

  16. oby Blessing  June 23, 2014

    Waoooo,This is really delicious food ,but what of if the person use ripe plantain i have been preparing all these but i have not use fresh tomatoes.i will try this one it make a lot sense in it.Thank you very much .May Almighty God give you strength to be doing it IJN Amen.

    • Lydia  June 20, 2017

      Delicious food like it. I’ll cook it

  17. HYACINTH  August 25, 2014

    that was great you are indeed a genieus at what you do. thanks chy

  18. chioma  August 25, 2014

    Will definitely try dis out, tnk u chy! God bless u

  19. Rejoice Gibson  August 28, 2014

    chy dis wonderful, ur doin a gud job. more grace.

  20. Atinuke  August 29, 2014

    Can’t wait to try it.


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