Want to be rich in Iron, try unripe plantain Porridge

Want to be rich in Iron, try unripe plantain Porridge


•3 unripe plantains

•A large quantity of pumpkin leaves

•1 medium ice fish

•A medium size dry fish

•1-2 teaspoons ground crayfish

•2 medium onions

•Red palm Oil: enough to colour the meal

•Pepper and Salt (to taste)

•2 big stock cubes


1.Wash, peel and cut up the plantain

2.Rinse and cut the pumpkin leaves into small pieces.

3.Wash, cut and remove the fish intestines.

4.Wash the dry fish with hot water and salt. Then remove the investing and bones

5.Grind the crayfish and pepper.

6.Steam the ice fish with onion and salt. When it is done remove the bones and mash the fish


1. Put the cut plantain in a pot. Add the chopped onions, stock cubes, dry fish, mashed ice fish, ground crayfish and pepper.

2. Add water to the same level as the contents of the pot.

3. Cook till the contents start to boil. Add the red palm oil and salt to taste. Cover the pot and keep cooking till the plantain is tender to touch.

4. Add the vegetables, cover the pot and leave to simmer. Don’t stir so that the pot would not burn.

5. Once it has heated up, stir, turn off the heat and leave to stand for at least five minutes before serving.

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