Unripe Plantain Porridge: How to Make with Green Vegetables

Unripe plantain porridge is an enjoyable one-pot plantain recipe, very simple to make and super mouthwatering.

It is a perfect substitute to Porridge Yam (Asaro) though, with a little twist and slight changes in ingredients.

Unripe Plantain Porridge with Green Vegetables
Unripe Plantain Porridge with Green Vegetables

I am a huge fan of plantain – whether ripe and unripe. But I often go for the unripe ones particularly when my body starts craving for a richly nutritious intake.

Healthy, nutritious, yummy, quick, and easy are some of the commendable phrases used on unripe plantains.

This unripe plantain porridge recipe best fits the bill for anything delicious and healthy.

For those of us struggling to lose weight or weight gain, simply drop the ripe plantain for a while and enjoy this delicacy.

This is because, though unripe plantain is very rich in iron once it is ripe, it becomes a carbohydrate and no more safe for especially diabetic patients.

Unripe Plantain Porridge Health Benefits

  • Unripe plantain is remarkable for its high constituent of natural resistant starch, which helps reduce the blood glucose level.
  • Now, you know why unripe plantain is continuously recommended for diabetic patients.
  • Moreover, unripe plantain is a superb source of essential vitamins along with powerful antioxidants that are useful for preventing and solving diseases.

Unripe Plantain Porridge Recipe


  • 5 unripe plantains
  • Green Vegetable of choice
  • 1 medium fish (Mackerel)
  • 1-2 teaspoons ground crayfish
  • 2 medium onions
  • Red palm oil: enough to color the meal
  • Pepper and Salt (to taste)
  • 2 big stock cubes
Preparation: Before you cook Unripe Plantain Porridge
  • Firstly, wash, peel, and cut up the plantain.
  • Secondly, rinse and cut any vegetable of choice into small pieces.
  • Then, wash, cut, and remove the fish intestines.
  • Lastly, grind the crayfish and pepper.


  • Firstly put the cut plantain in a pot. Add the chopped onions, fish, stock cubes, ground crayfish, and pepper.
  • Secondly, add water to the same level as the contents of the pot.
  • Thirdly, cook till the contents start to boil. Then, add the red palm oil and salt to taste.
  • After that, cover the pot and keep cooking till tender
  • Now, add the vegetables, cover the pot, and leave to simmer.
  • Lastly, as soon as it has heated up, stir, turn off the heat and leave to stand for at least five minutes before serving.

Serve with a chilled soft drink or fruit juice.

This is a detailed video to buttress my point on how to prepare unripe plantain porridge. Enjoy!

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