A few people are probably looking at this and thinking, ‘what is plantain mosa?’. Let me give you a little illustration; Have you ever gone for a party or a function and they serve you puff-puff that tastes like plantain alongside other snacks? Well, it’s not actually puff-puff. It is called ‘Plantain mosa’ and as you would’ve observed, it is an honorary member of the small chops crew.
Plantain mosa is made from overripe plantains that are mashed and mixed along with other amazing ingredients. It is deep-fried in oil and comes out in shape and texture similar to that of puff-puff; one reason we all think it is plantain flavored puff-puff.
Although plantain mosa is similar to puff-puff, the procedure for making both are actually different.
Below is the recipe for making soft and sumptuous plantain mosa.
- One overripe plantain
- Vegetable oil
- Habanero pepper/ cayenne pepper
- Warm water
- All-purpose flour
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp of yeast
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- Thoroughly mix the yeast and warm water together, then cover and leave to rest.
- Next, you peel the overripe plantain and mash until well-formed.
- Into a bowl, add in flour and salt and thoroughly mix.
- Gradually pour in the yeast mixture and stir until fairly soft and firm. If too thick, you should add in a little more warm water.
- Now add the mashed plantain and mix together, thoroughly and properly.
- Cover the mixture with aluminum foil or soft cloth and leave to rest for about 13 minutes. It should become fluffy after the minutes expire.
- Beat the batter formed and add in cut habanero pepper pieces.
- Next, you heat vegetable oil in a pot or pan and start dropping in small quantities of the batter once the oil is hot.
- Turn both sides to ensure they turn golden brown. Lower heat to prevent excessive browning or burning.
- Repeat until the batter is exhausted and place the fried plantain mosas in a sieve to drain.
- Your beautiful plantain mosas are ready for consumption.