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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can serve this meal with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink.
Plantain Porridge Recipe | Yummy Nigerian foods
- 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.
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Video For Plantain Porridge
Here is the video on how to make plantain porridge.
Wao its great I luv cooking I will surely trie it hope to get ur book here in minna tnx a lot.
Very nice. Keep it up dear.
Wow…. This food made my lunch today,thanks dear…God bless u for us
It really does look nice especially because it looks like ifokore. Weldone!
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.
thanks for the teaching
Nice one chy
Wow, this porridge make sense ooo! I’ll try it. Thx!
Yummy,the plantain porridge looks nice n delicious. Will try it. Thanks chy……
Thanks so much for this!this what i really needed now .cheers
Wow! Chidi 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.
That’s my husband favorite. If u try scent leave, u must make it ur favorite
THANKS AND ITS DELICIOUS. THANKS ONCE AGAIN
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
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.
Thanx so much for this indomie recipe. Pls could you send to me some healthy food recipes for weight watchers. Thanx
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
THANK U VERY MUCH,I WILL UR METHOD TRY.
Thanks Chidi,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
You are d best Chidi. i’m definitely trying it tonite. I love uuuuuuuuuu
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.
Wow….you re just a blessing to this generation.i ve learnt so much from u.love u loads
I love anything called porridge, it’s so tasty n yummy mostly d unripe ones.
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.
Can’t wait to try it.
chy dis wonderful, ur doin a gud job. more grace.
Will definitely try dis out, tnk u chy! God bless u
that was great you are indeed a genieus at what you do. thanks chy
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.
Delicious food like it. I’ll cook it
Chidi. 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.
It looks delicious, I will give it a try. Thanks a lot
Thanks alot Chidi, 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.
chy,tanx for d mail on plantain porridge I’ll give it a trial.
I just finish cooking my own plantain porridge it is really fantastics my family love it
Thanks so much. This looks great!
Thanks for having introduced me to the Nigerian foods. I will also try to prepare it here in South Sudan
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.
Yeah,that is how I do mine too
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
chy at it again… thank u so much. I have automatically locked my bf with all dis recipes
It looks delicious, but is it good for breastfeeding mothers
Definitely. The high iron content will enrich the breastmilk.
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……
Ǻ♍ so going 2 try this,Tnks Chidi,u re God sent…God bless u,and more knowledge
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
Please does plantain porridge require much oil?