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Plantain Balls/Mosa

Iquo, a great cook i Admire, inspired me to try the mosa,its a snack i look out for on small chop platters.funny enough,its either absent or in very little quantity.

finding out I could make it easily is a blessing and I thought id share.

What you need
  • 1 very ripe plantain (please avoid using rotten plantain, very ripe plantain is ideal)
  • 1/2 cup of flour (US measuring cup
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • pinch of powdered pepper
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Oil for frying

Mash the plantain or blend with water, add the salt and pepper, the egg (optional) and baking powder.


mix the batter well but be careful not to overmix the batter. Heat some oil in a non stick pan or pot, drop spoons of the batter in the oil, fry lightly for like 2 minutes on each side. drain on paper towels and serve with a pepper/ginger sauce or eat it just like that.


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