Plantain Porridge

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 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 pottage) 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 choose to prepare it anyhow.

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

Oh, I forgot to finish a sentence I stated above, that 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?

Plantain porridge

The Ingredients for Plantain porridge includes

Serving: 4 People

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5 medium sized Unripe plantain

100ml Palm Oil

1 cup sliced tomatoes

1 Tbsp sliced scotch bonnet peppers

1 cup sliced onions

2 seasoning cubes

500g Frozen mackrel

200g bonga fish

2 tablespoons Ground crayfish

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Like I did state initially, you can even combine both ripe and unripe plantain. I decided to use frozen mackerel for this plantain porridge. You can use just fish, goat meat or even none of both. Stockfish is also a really nice choice, you are always welcome to try new things.

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

Preparation

Peel 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 slice some onions, you need just a cup of sliced onions.

Precook the fish. Just wash and drop into a pot. Add half teaspoon of salt, half a cup of sliced onions, a seasoning cube and a cup of water. Allow boiling for 10 minutes, pick the fish leaving the stock in the pot.

Remove bones from the bonga fish, you don’t want the burned skin too, break into tiny pieces and set aside.

Plantain Porridge Ingredients

How To Make Plantain Porridge

Add 100ml of red (palm) oil to fish stock in the pot, a cup of water (300ml), 2 tbsp of ground crayfish, a seasoning cube, and salt to taste.

Allow boiling.

boiling

Add the sliced plantain, spray the sliced tomato/onions/fresh pepper at the top.

cooking plantain

Add the fish and cover to cook for 15-20 minutes.

After 15 minutes, check to see if the water is dried and the plantain is properly cooked.

Stir all together and you just made a delicious plantain porridge.

pot of plantain porridge

You can serve this meal with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink.

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Plantain porridge

Plantain Porridge Recipe | Yummy Nigerian foods

Chy Anegbu
This food is good for the stomach and yummy. In the last few weeks, I have focused on foods that are completely natural and made from plants. When you combine plantain and fishes, what you get is a delicious pot of plantain porridge.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 4 People
Calories 487 kcal

Equipment

  • Pots

Ingredients
  

  • 5 medium-sized Unripe plantain.
  • 100 ml Palm Oil.
  • 1 cup sliced tomatoes.
  • 1 Tbsp sliced scotch bonnet peppers.
  • 1 cup sliced onions.
  • 2 seasoning cubes.
  • 500 g Frozen mackerel.
  • 200 g Bonga fish.
  • 2 tablespoons ground crayfish.

Instructions
 

  • Chop the tomatoes, pepper, and onions to tiny bits. sliced the plantain to any size you like. I like them tiny. 😀
  • Season the fish with a half a cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of salt and one seasoning cube. Allow to cook for 10 minutes, then pick the fish and set aside, leaving the stock in the pot.
  • Open the bonga fish and remove the center bone, break into tiny pieces and set aside.
  • Add 300ml of water to the fish stock in the pot, two tbsp ground crayfish, a seasoning cube, 100ml of palm oil and salt to taste.
  • Add the sliced plantain and the sliced tomato/onions/fresh pepper at the top.
  • Add the fish and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, check to see if the water is dried and the plantain is properly cooked.
  • Stir all together and serve.

Video

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51 Comments

stasia
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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

June 9, 2014
naomi
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Ǻ♍ so going 2 try this,Tnks Chy,u re God sent…God bless u,and more knowledge

June 9, 2014
shola
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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……

June 9, 2014
omolola esther
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It looks delicious, but is it good for breastfeeding mothers

June 9, 2014
Ruki
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Definitely. The high iron content will enrich the breastmilk.

February 3, 2017
onyi nwachukwu
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chy at it again… thank u so much. I have automatically locked my bf with all dis recipes

June 9, 2014
kikelomo
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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

June 9, 2014
nelly may
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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.

Regards.

June 10, 2014
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Nice twist nelly, keep trying new things.

June 18, 2014
Esther
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Yeah,that is how I do mine too

September 12, 2018
Diana
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Thanks for having introduced me to the Nigerian foods. I will also try to prepare it here in South Sudan

June 11, 2014
Damaris
Reply

Thanks so much. This looks great!

June 11, 2014
omotola
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I just finish cooking my own plantain porridge it is really fantastics my family love it

June 11, 2014
Rose
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chy,tanx for d mail on plantain porridge I’ll give it a trial.

June 17, 2014
Martina Daubry
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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.

June 18, 2014
onyi nwachukwu
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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.

June 18, 2014
chioma
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It looks delicious, I will give it a try. Thanks a lot

June 18, 2014
glory
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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.

June 23, 2014
oby Blessing
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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.

June 23, 2014
Lydia
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Delicious food like it. I’ll cook it

June 20, 2017
HYACINTH
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that was great you are indeed a genieus at what you do. thanks chy

August 25, 2014
chioma
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Will definitely try dis out, tnk u chy! God bless u

August 25, 2014
Rejoice Gibson
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chy dis wonderful, ur doin a gud job. more grace.

August 28, 2014
Atinuke
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Can’t wait to try it.

August 29, 2014
Abigael
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Hello,
I tried this plantain porridge yesterday Ãήϑ it turned out great..My husband was like wow! This is delicious!
Thanks dear,God will increase you in all ways.
Thanks.

September 9, 2014
ilome
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I love anything called porridge, it’s so tasty n yummy mostly d unripe ones.

November 4, 2014
Victoriousvictory Josephlkhena
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Wow….you re just a blessing to this generation.i ve learnt so much from u.love u loads

December 17, 2014
Neny Charles
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Wow,i hv been quiet for some tym now.
Wellll,i ws busy xplorin n njoyin d delicious recipes in my cook book.
I mk plantain porridge bf bt wit scent leaf nd bonga fish nd dis one here luks very sumptuos.I wuld give dis a try.

March 31, 2015
Linda
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You are d best Chy. i’m definitely trying it tonite. I love uuuuuuuuuu

April 28, 2015
Gladys
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Thanks Chy,i stumbled on this site and I discovered ur method for plantain porridge,i made mine last night and oh lala!it was great.Thumbs up to you

August 24, 2015
SAMUEL
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THANK U VERY MUCH,I WILL UR METHOD TRY.

September 21, 2015
ibeh beauty
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chy Thank you for the great work you are doing, keep it up and your cook book oh! mine: its one in a million. remain bless OK. from Lagos

September 24, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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Beauty, thanks for your feedback, have a great week ahead.

September 28, 2015
Okonkwo ngozi
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Thanx so much for this indomie recipe. Pls could you send to me some healthy food recipes for weight watchers. Thanx

October 1, 2015
Unyime
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I like this method, usually i boil the plantain when its soft i add all the ingredients. i will sure try your methid. Thanks for bringing it on.

October 21, 2015
Miriam Ngoka
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Im definetly gonna tryout this recipe..i cook unripe plantain porridge all the time but i dont really add fluted pumpkin,maybe it is time to switch up recipes..thanks

October 31, 2015
HAJIA RAJI
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THANKS AND ITS DELICIOUS. THANKS ONCE AGAIN

February 18, 2016
chitoo
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That’s my husband favorite. If u try scent leave, u must make it ur favorite

July 26, 2016
Ozioma
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Wow! Chy God bless and enrich you. This mouth waterio indeed.
But pls I want to ask, won’t the tomatoes that wasn’t fried give it a sour taste?

You are blessed.

July 26, 2016
Tosin
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Thanks so much for this!this what i really needed now .cheers

July 26, 2016
awele
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Yummy,the plantain porridge looks nice n delicious. Will try it. Thanks chy……

July 26, 2016
EZE NKECHI
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Wow, this porridge make sense ooo! I’ll try it. Thx!

July 26, 2016
Nnenna
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Nice one chy

July 27, 2016
oyindamola
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thanks for the teaching

July 28, 2016
Cyndy
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Since I saw dis post, my mind has refused to rest ooo! But it must rest today cos I must make it today. Just can’t wait to eat it.

July 30, 2016
Busola
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It really does look nice especially because it looks like ifokore. Weldone!

September 30, 2016
Nifemi
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Wow…. This food made my lunch today,thanks dear…God bless u for us

January 6, 2017
Peleyeju
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Very nice. Keep it up dear.

January 21, 2017
ameena
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Wao its great I luv cooking I will surely trie it hope to get ur book here in minna tnx a lot.

February 17, 2017
Vida obehi
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5 stars
Please does plantain porridge require much oil?

July 18, 2020
Chy Anegbu
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Not really, use as much as you can tolarate. Thanks for your comment.

July 22, 2020

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