Cooking Instructions for Kekefia/Kekefiyai (Plantain Pottage)

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Kekefia/Kekefiyai is a dish of the Ijaw ethnic people of Nigeria, made with unripe plantain, seafood and palm oil.

Recipe for Kekefia

Unripe Plantain


Dry fish/ other seafood


Scent leaf



Cooking Instructions for Kekefia

Wash, peel and dice plantains in a bowl and set aside. Put your pot on the fire with enough water to cook your plantain and bring to a boil. Add your plantain into the boiling water and cook for a few minutes. Pour in your pepper, fish/seafood, scent leaf seasoning, periwinkle, palm oil and cook until plantain is soft. Stir and allow to simmer. Your Kekefia is ready to serve.



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