Hey guys! So I kinda took a poll in starting a food segment on the blog and a lot of people supported the idea. Cooking has been something I’ve always connected with. And this segment is to help pass along my knowledge.

PLANTAIN FRITTERS: popularly knowm as Mosa or plantain puff puff is a snack made from overripe plantain. What I love about it is that you can add anything you want to it i.e you can own the recipe.


This should make 10 balls.

• Overripe plantain (3)

• Flour (1-2 cups)

• Egg (1 large)

• Onion (1 small)

• salt (1 tea spoon)

• Habanero pepper (ata rodo) (depends on how much pepper you like)

• Spices (Curry, thyme, Cinnamon, etc)

• African Spinach (Efo) (not compulsory)


1. Slice the plantains into small bits into a bowl.

2. With your Spatula/stirer/potatoe masher mash the plantain till it becomes mashy. Add the egg and mix well.

3. Slice and dice the Habanero pepper, onion and Spinach into small bits not chunks.

4. Add them to the mashed plantain and mix well.

5. Add the salt and other spices.

6. Sieve the flour and add gently into the mixture. Mix well till you’re sure all the ingredients have been evenly distributed and till you have a semi thick consistency.

7. Set sifted flour aside for coating. Use a spoon to scoop the mixture to the size you want, put it in the flour set aside,  coat with flour and mould into a ball. Do this till the mixture is finished.

8. Preheat oil in a deep pan till hot. Reduce the heat and deep fry in batches till golden brown.

9. Enjoy while it’s hot!

I hope this little tutorial was detailed. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section and let me know if you’d like to see more Meal tutorials. Thank you!


36 thoughts on “How To: PLANTAIN FRITTERS 

  1. And my fitfam attempts all went down the drain. Awesome. Now I know what science project I am attempting this weekend I just hope. Mine doesn’t grow limbs. I don’t understand how I can cook more than decently but when it involves flour and frying I just suck. But this tutorial detailed asf


  2. I like this new segment. This was a very detailed yet concise tutorial and your pictures are very neat too. I’ve actually never had plantain fritters, I thought I did once but I guess not. Perhaps I’ll try this out one of these days. It would have been nice to see the inside of the fitters though. Keep the food posts coming.

    Princess Audu 


  3. Nice one , Collins .
    I do love cooking a lot, but I haven’t tried anything with flour, well except pancakes .
    But this is nice . And the presentation/layout is cool


  4. This is sooo cool yay to the new segment
    And your pictures are so detailed and nice
    Mosa is always wonderul I remember the lastvtime I had it with crushed noreos!
    You should try that sometime too lol *winkwink*


  5. Good way to start the food segment – with plantain of course. Anything plantain is a go for me!!! Great tutorial as it was very detailed. I should try this soon


  6. I think I’ve had this before. I can’t even remember how it tastes but I’d def be trying this out as soon as overripe plantain is available. The recipe is super detailed. You made it look really simple and fun. Yes, the pictures are clean and the first picture up there was what drew me in. Lol. Welldone


  7. Ooh I love this so much, must try this recipe at home. I’ve always wondered about how mosa is made. Thank you for sharing, love how precise this post was and how ‘clean’ the pictures look. xx


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