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Nigerian Puff Puff

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Puff puff, as called in Nigeria, is one of the most popular snack in many African countries, they are called togbei in Ghana, Mikate in Congo and also beignet Africain in other African countries. In Guinea it is called gateaux . This snack made from flour is served with a hot tomato sauce or enjoyed alone.
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Warm water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract/1tbsp vanilla powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated onion 1 Tablespoon

Dissolve the yeast in the water and pour on the flour. Mix it really well .
Add the sugar, salt, vanilla extract and onion. Cover with a napkin and let it rise for 2h.
heat the oil and use your hand or a spoon to drop the mixture in the oil, fry until each side is brown.
To get the puff puff right make sure that the batter is not too thick nor too thin. And the also the temperature of the oil is important. The oil should be hot enough but not too hot .
When it’s ready serve hot with a hot sauce or alone.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Fat
Though this dish is a popular street food snack in all of Africa, the Nigerians love it the most. It is called Puff Puff in Nigeria. Oumou shows us how to make them in this video. Serve with a hot tomato sauce or eat it as them as they are. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1354 Calories from Fat 26

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g4.9%

Saturated Fat 0.48 g2.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1969.2 mg82.1%

Total Carbohydrates 298 g99.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.6%

Sugars 101.5 g

Protein 32 g63.5%

Vitamin A 0.01% Vitamin C 1.9%

Calcium 6.4% Iron 78.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe Video