how to cook giz dodo

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how to make gizdodo

Gizdodoย is simply a medley of fried plantain and gizzard. I was about making this when I realised I could add one of my favourite beef part to the recipe. The end result was amazing; imagine having all what you love in your mouth all at once. Giz-dodo is a popular side dish served at events and homes.

You can make it the day you need a break from beef and fish. Here is a very easy and quick way to cook and enjoy giz-dodo/shaki in the comfort of your kitchen.


What you will need

500g gizzard, cleaned (chicken or turkey)

200g shaki (tripe)

2 ripe plantains (firm)

4 Red and green Chilli peppers, chopped (optional)

2 onions

Chilli flakes

1 can of chopped tomatoes, (substitute with a blended mixture of scotch bonnet chilli, onion, red bell pepper and 3 tomatoes)



Curry and thyme



Vegetable oil



Wash and clean gizzard

Add ginger, garlic, salt, curry, thyme, seasoning, one onion to gizzard and shaki (tripe) and bring to boil till tender. Set aside when it is tender. Separate shaki and gizzard from broth and fry in hot vegetable oil till golden brown. If you choose a healthier option, you can grill the gizzard and shaki

how to make gizdodo

Move on to frying the plantain

Peel and cut plantain into cubes, add salt if you desire

Place a frying pan on a medium heat, add vegetable oil and fry plantain till golden brown. Set aside on a kitchen towel to drain oil

Grill plantain for a healthier option


To make Giz-dodo

Place a pan on a medium heat, add 1.5 -2 cooking spoon of vegetable oil, heat for 3 minutes, add 1 chopped onions, curry, thyme and fry till onion is translucent. This should take about 2-3 minutes


Add chopped tomatoes and stir till combined. Add chilli flakes, chopped green and red chilli peppersย and cook for another 5 minutes


Add seasoning and salt and continue to cook on low medium heat till oil floats on top of the sauce.

Add gizzard-shaki to the sauce and stir well

Add fried plantain to gizzard-shaki tomato sauce and combine well. Cook for another minute and take off from heat.


Serve warm with mains of choice. I had mine with rice and a glass of chilled shandy, it was amazeballs (wink)



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  1. Shouldn’t this be called Gisdoshak? Very appetising from the looks. Well done

  2. silvia baby

    Babe sorry ooo what do I call this dish now? Let me guess oh oh oh umm……. Gizshakidodo
    Nice though. Am so gonna try it Lol


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