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Plantain Mosa (Plan-cakes)

Before you make Plantain
  1. You need just enough vegetable oil to grease the frying pan before pouring the batter.
  2. You need enough water to give the mashed plantain a medium consistency so that it can pass through the sieve easily.
Ingredient List
  • Break the egg into a bowl, beat and set aside.
  • Peel the overripe plantain and mash with a fork till a good blend is achieved.
  • Add cool water to the mashed plantain bit by bit and mix on each occasion till you get a medium consistency.
  • Pass the medium consistency blend through a sieve into the egg. Mix very well.
  • Sift the plain flour into the mixture from Step 4. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add salt, cayenne pepper and evaporated milk and stir very well. It is ready to be fried.
  • Set your frying pan over medium heat and pour a small quantity of vegetable oil; just enough to grease the frying pan. This should be about 1 tablespoon of oil.
  • When hot, pour a small amount of batter into the pan to make a 5mm thick and 5 inch diameter plan-cake.
  • Keep an eye on it and once you see the edge of the plan-cake caking, flip it to fry the other side too.
  • It is ready when both sides are light brown. They should look like the Plantain Mosas in the image above.
  • Fry the rest of the dough using steps 8 to 10. That's it!

Serve with a chilled drink: Kunun Aya, Nigerian Chapman, Zobo and many others. For breakfast, serve with Custard, Ogi/Akamu or with Oatmeal.

  1. Blend the overripe plantain pieces, plantain flour batter, onions, crayfish, pepper and stock cube with just enough water to allow the blades of the blender move.
  2. Pour the smooth blend into a sizeable bowl.
  3. Add salt and palm oil. Mix thoroughly till well combined.
  4. Set a small quantity of water in a pot to boil. When the water boils, place a base for the Plantain Moi Moi wraps into the pot. This can be scrap pieces of aluminium foil, a stainless steel stand or leaf stalks from the uma leaves.
  5. Scoop the mix into folded uma leaves, just as you would with beans Moi Moi.
  6. Gently place the wraps in the pot of boiling water and cook for 20-25 minutes. Add water along the way if necessary.
  7. Leave to cool down completely and set before serving.