Plantain Amala


Published: January 14, 2015

Healthy Eating

Did you know plantain is often used as an alternative to cassava when making “swallows”. It is relatively healthier as it contains fewer calories than cassava and is richer in fibre and vitamin A. So try something different today and help yourself to this simple plantain amala recipe!


Plantain Amala

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Serving Size: 2


  • 2 green (unripe) plantains
  • 1 cup water
  • Hand mixer
  • Blender


  1. Peel, dice plantains and put in blender. Add water and blend till it becomes a smooth paste
  2. Pour plantain into pot and place over medium heat. Using a hand mixer, mix on level 1 for 2 minutes, then on level 2 and 3 for 1-2 minutes each till it becomes thick
  3. Take off heat and leave to cool for 2 minutes so it thickens even more.
  4. Serve hot on a dish with preferred soup. **This was served with ogbono**

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About Abby Soetan

Abby Soetan is a food lover and chef, passionate about promoting West African culture through cuisine. She is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the blogger behind Tatashey. When she is not blogging or taking pictures, she enjoys writing short stories. Find her on Instagram @iamtatashey and visit her blog

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