How To Make Puff-Puff; One Of Most Consumed Nigerian Snack

I can confidently bet, a well made puff puff will surely make you ask for more any day, anytime. As this snack seem to be quite popular in all the cities here in Nigeria, it will surprise you to know that many people who are lovers of it do not know how to make it.

I must admit that a few have clues but many are in doubt of the simple steps in making the fluffy, brown tasty snack.  I will be sharing with you how you can make puff-puff for your personal consumption or events. No doubt, it will surely wow your friends and family or guests.

ready-to-eat puff puff

How To Make Your Own Puff Puff At Home

What Are The Ingredients?

  • Flour (1kg)
  • Active dry yeast (20grams)
  • Water (As appropriate), 1 or 2 pinches of salt and sugar (between 150-200grams)
  • Nut meg (Optional)
  • Vegetable oil

In the quest of many to make puff puff rich, they have added eggs and milk. This most times does not produce good puff puff. I usually do not add them. They are not necessary. If you must, it must be in very small quantities.

Direction On How To Make Nigerian Puff Puff

Wash your hands clean with soap and water.

Pour all the dry items like flour, sugar, salt, active dry yeast and nutmeg into a bowl. Gradually pour warm water to make it rise quickly and mix thoroughly with your hands until the mixture turns pasty but not watery with no lump.

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Cover the mixture with a  foil paper or any other item that will make it air tight and keep in a warm place for about an hour. After the period, the batter would have risen to almost double its previous height and become thicker with foamy top.

Pour oil into a frying pot and place on cooker under low heat.

When the oil is hot, use your hand to shape the batter to form round like shape and drop into the hot oil. Do this until there  no more space for more.

how to fry puff puff

Allow to fry until all sides turns into golden brown colour. This can be achieved by flipping the puff puff using a folk or long spoon every 30 seconds on the average.

Scoop out and keep them in a sieve place over a bowl or plate to allow some of the oil to drain into the bowl.

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Your puff puff is ready to be served.

ready-to-eat puff puff

For 1Kg flour as used above, you should get about 60 pieces of the size of puff puff seen in the picture above. It can be served with a chilled orange juice or Zobo drink. I particularly love it with Zobo. Learn how to make Zobo drink.


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Oladipupo Abioye
Oladipupo is a Pediatric Nutritionist with Lagos State Ministry of Health. He is an adventurous foodie and loves to teach and render presentations on foods and nutritional topics at different symposia. He loves Messi but Chelsea FC is his baby.


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