The correct “lems”(food)  you can have between meals can also be a variety, instead of the regular hot pudding, yoghurt, biscuits and fruits. Plantain ball is another luscious dessert breakthrough easy to prepare and ready to keep your mind yummy.

For a serving of 6:

  • 5 over ripe plantains
  • Grated peppers ( 2 chillies and 1 bell pepper)
  • 1 small cup of flour.
  • A quarter of vegetable oil
  • A pinch of salt


  • Mash plantain in a bowl, add grated peppers, add flour gradually and mix thoroughly with your hands or with a wooden spoon.
  • On the other hand, preheat vegetable oil in a large pan for about 5 mins.
  • Roll plantain paste in small balls using your hand
  • Then drop in hot frying oil and let it cook till it’s golden brown.
and this is what you get.
You can serve along side fried fish, freshly chopped peppers/onions and a chilled drink.