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. 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.

  2. ilome  November 4, 2014

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

  3. Victoriousvictory Josephlkhena  December 17, 2014

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

  4. 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.

  5. Linda  April 28, 2015

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

  6. 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

  7. SAMUEL  September 21, 2015


  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. HAJIA RAJI  February 18, 2016


  13. chitoo  July 26, 2016

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

  14. 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.

  15. Tosin  July 26, 2016

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

  16. awele  July 26, 2016

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

  17. EZE NKECHI  July 26, 2016

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

  18. Nnenna  July 27, 2016

    Nice one chy

  19. oyindamola  July 28, 2016

    thanks for the teaching

  20. 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.


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