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

    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

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.


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.


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


  • Pots


  • 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.


  • 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.


Keyword diabetic foods, Nigerian cooking, Plantain porridge recipe, Unripe plantain

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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.

  21. Abigael  September 9, 2014

    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.

  22. ilome  November 4, 2014

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

  23. Victoriousvictory Josephlkhena  December 17, 2014

    Wow….you re just a blessing to this generation.i ve learnt so much from u.love u loads

  24. Neny Charles  March 31, 2015

    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.

  25. Linda  April 28, 2015

    You are d best Chy. i’m definitely trying it tonite. I love uuuuuuuuuu

  26. Gladys  August 24, 2015

    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

  27. SAMUEL  September 21, 2015


  28. ibeh beauty  September 24, 2015

    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

    • Chy Anegbu  September 28, 2015

      Beauty, thanks for your feedback, have a great week ahead.

  29. Okonkwo ngozi  October 1, 2015

    Thanx so much for this indomie recipe. Pls could you send to me some healthy food recipes for weight watchers. Thanx

  30. Unyime  October 21, 2015

    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.

  31. Miriam Ngoka  October 31, 2015

    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

  32. HAJIA RAJI  February 18, 2016


  33. chitoo  July 26, 2016

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

  34. Ozioma  July 26, 2016

    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.

  35. Tosin  July 26, 2016

    Thanks so much for this!this what i really needed now .cheers

  36. awele  July 26, 2016

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

  37. EZE NKECHI  July 26, 2016

    Wow, this porridge make sense ooo! I’ll try it. Thx!

  38. Nnenna  July 27, 2016

    Nice one chy

  39. oyindamola  July 28, 2016

    thanks for the teaching

  40. Cyndy  July 30, 2016

    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.

  41. Busola  September 30, 2016

    It really does look nice especially because it looks like ifokore. Weldone!

  42. Nifemi  January 6, 2017

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

  43. Peleyeju  January 21, 2017

    Very nice. Keep it up dear.

  44. ameena  February 17, 2017

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

  45. Vida obehi  July 18, 2020

    5 stars
    Please does plantain porridge require much oil?

    • Chy Anegbu  July 22, 2020

      Not really, use as much as you can tolarate. Thanks for your comment.


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