Updated: Apr 19
Boli (grilled plantain) is a popular Nigerian street food that is loved by many. It's made by grilling ripe plantains until they are soft and caramelized on the outside. Boli is often served with spicy pepper sauce or groundnut (peanut) sauce. Here's a detailed recipe for boli that you can make at home:
2 ripe plantains
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Pepper sauce or groundnut sauce (optional)
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
Peel the plantains and cut them into thick slices.
In a bowl, toss the plantain slices with vegetable oil and salt.
Thread the plantain slices onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning).
Place the skewers on the grill and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the plantains are soft and caramelized on the outside.
Remove the skewers from the grill and serve the boli hot with pepper sauce or groundnut sauce (if desired).
1 serving (2 plantain slices) of boli contains approximately 150-200 calories, depending on the size of the plantains and amount of oil used.
Healthy ingredient alternatives:
Use olive oil or coconut oil instead of vegetable oil for a healthier option.
Serve the boli with a side of grilled vegetables or a salad for added nutrients.
Grill or grill pan
Skewers (wooden or metal)
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Enjoy your homemade boli!