How to Prepare Nigerian Finger Food Delicacy, Plantain Mosa

Throwing away rotten or over-ripe plantain is as common as buying them. We all know the drill, once the skin gets almost black; it goes into the waste bin which is not supposed to be. Well not anymore. Do you know that over-ripe plantain can also be turned into a delightful finger food snack when processed?

Plantain Mosa has been quite popular in the small chops section of parties and has a sweet taste similar to that of puff-puff, but with a plantain flavour. It’s a rich, delicious and very easy meal to prepare.

However, you can combine both unripe and ripe plantain to achieve a yummy taste.

Below are quick and easy steps to prepare Plantain Mosa;


  • 1 Large sized Overripe Plantain
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Instant yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Onions, Chopped
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil

Note: The ingredients depend on the number of people eating the snack.


  • Wash and peel off plantain skin then transfer to a bowl.
  • Chop the plantain into small sizes and blend. But make sure it’s very smooth.
  • Sift the flour, add yeast then mix properly.
  • Add Chopped pepper, onion and salt.
  • Combine flour mixture with plantain batter and allow to stand for at least 40minutes.
  • Add vegetable oil in your fry pan. Test the heat of the oil, once it’s hot, scoop plantain batter and form a ball, then drop into the oil.
  • Allow to fry evenly till it is golden brown.
  • Once it’s done, transfer into a sieve to drain.

Serve with pepper sauce.

Your plantain Mosa can also be served with a cool drink or Ogi/Akamu.

Note: Your Plantain Mosa can also be served at parties.

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