“Plantain Mosa is a delicious Nigerian snack made from overripe plantains, mixed with eggs, pepper and other spices then deep fried. It is so easy to make and a great way and avoid food waste. These days, Plantain Mosas have become quite popular in the small chops section of most Nigerian parties such as weddings and birthdays.” – Dobby, Dobby’s Signature

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Plantain Mosa
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Nigerian
Servings: 30 to 35 small mosas
Author: Dobby
  • 1 medium overripe plantain
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper diced
  • 1 tablespoon baker's yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 10 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying
  1. Slice the plantain into a blender or food processor and blend till smooth. Add the diced Scotch bonnet pepper, bakers yeast and warm water; blend further.
  2. Add the flour and salt to the blended plantain batter and blend some more. The batter should not be too thick. If it is, you can add some more water.
  3. Cover the batter and let stand for about 20 minutes. During this period, it will rise and froth. While the batter stands, place the pan on fire and pour in the oil to heat up.
  4. Beat the batter once more and scoop small teaspoons of it into the oil. (This could also be done with the hollow of your washed hand just like puff puff.)
  5. Fry until golden brown then scoop out onto a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
  6. Serve as a snack with a chilled drink.