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Plantain mosa is one of Nigerians popular small chops served at parties. It tastes like puff puff but with the additional flavour from plantain and the use of cornmal flour instead of plain flour. Plantain mosa recipe is very simple and easy to make and of course very delicious too. It would only take you roughly an hour and after that everyone around your table would be munching away. That is if they are lucky as there is every chance you eat it all before you finish frying it.
Plantain mosa/puffies is the new addition to the Nigerian appetiser served at parties. It is called small chops but I make my plantain mosa own differently.
I prefer to use semolina flour or cornmeal flour instead of wheat flour. I have also added baking powder to this plantain mosa recipe. Honestly, you would love it. I enjoy eating plantain mosa with buka stew but if you have sweet tooth like me you can use some chocolate spread or caramel sauce as dips. You can also use yoghurt and basil as a dip. Your dipping sauce options are endless. Make it your own, let’s get cooking peeps…
Semolina flour: substitute with plain flour or cornmeal flour
Vegetable oil for frying
How to make plantain mosa
Peel that plantain, cut into manageable sizes and mash till smooth then set aside till needed
In a bowl add semolina flour, sugar, yeast and mix well till combined
Add the mashed plantain to the dry ingredient, stir the warm water to the mixture in bit and mix till all the ingredients are well incorporated (make sure the batter is slightly thick)
Cover the mixture with a cling film or a towel and place in the warmest part of your kitchen for 30 minutes and allow to rise
On medium-high heat, add enough oil to a frying pan and heat till hot. Drop a tiny bit of batter in hot oil to test and if the batter floats to the top of the oil, then it is ready to use. Scoop the batter, a little at a time into the oil. Reduce the heat a bit to allow the plantain mosa cook though
Fry the plantain mosa till golden brown and drain on a kitchen towel
Repeat the process until you have exhausted the whole batter
Serve with any dip or sauce of choice.
Nigerian small chops recipes you would love
- 1 overripe plantain
- 1 cup of semolina flour 250g substitute with plain flour or cornmeal flour
- 2-3 tbsp sugar add more if you want but remember the plantain will be sweet enough
- 1 tsp fast action yeast
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 200-250 ml warm water
- Peel the plantain, cut into manageable sizes, add to a bowl and mash until smooth then set aside till needed
- In a separate bowl add semolina flour, sugar, yeast and mix well until combined
- Add the mashed plantain to the dry ingredient, stir the warm water to the mixture in bits and mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated (make sure the batter is slightly thick)
- Cover the mixture with a cling film or a kitchen towel and place in the warmest part of your kitchen for 30 to 45 minutes and allow to rise
- Place a pan on medium-high heat, add enough oil about 3 to 4 cups and heat until hot. Drop a tiny bit of batter in hot oil to test and if the batter floats to the top of the oil, then it is ready to use. Scoop the batter, a little at a time into the oil. Reduce the heat a bit to allow the plantain mosa cook though
- Fry the plantain mosa until golden brown and drain on a kitchen towel. Repeat the process till you have exhausted the whole batter. Serve cool with any dip or sauce of choice.
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