How To Make Puff Puff With Onions and Pepper

How to make puff puff with onions and pepper

Puff puff is an African favorite; popular in Nigeria and Ghana. It is round, spongy, and soft. No Nigerian party is complete without puff puff.

It is easy to make and is made only with flour, yeast, sugar, and spices.

You can enjoy them with warm milk, ice cream, fruit smoothies, yogurt, tomato sauce, or pap.

In this article, I’ll give you an easy recipe to make savory, mouthwatering puff puff with onions and pepper.

How to make Easy Puff puff

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons yeast (instant or fast action)
  • 1 small ball of fresh habanero pepper or chili
  • 1 onion
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of lukewarm water
  • 2 cup vegetable oil for frying

Direction

  • Mix the yeast and sugar with a half cup of warm water and set aside (to allow proofing and dissolve the sugar).
  • Sift flour into a shallow bowl to loosen it.
  • Combine flour, salt, and nutmeg with the yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add the remaining warm water and mix the batter till it is well combined (the batter should not be too thick or runny).
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic foil or towel and place in a warm place for 45 minutes or till batter doubles in size.
  • When the batter has doubled in size, add the finely chopped or grated pepper and onions into the mix. Mix till well combined.
  • Pour the oil into a shallow pot and allow it to heat up.
  • Test that the oil is hot enough by dropping a pinch of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and bounces back up to the surface – the oil is ready.
  • Using your palm, a spoon, or ice cream scoop; scoop up small bits of batter into the hot oil.
  • The batter should form round balls once it comes in contact with the oil.
  • Fry on medium heat and avoid overcrowding the pot. Flip to allow frying on both sides.
  • Once the balls are golden brown, take them out and place in a sieve lined with paper towels.
  • Serve up your yummy puff puff balls and enjoy!

How to scoop puff puff with palms

To scoop the batter with your palms into the oil for frying:

  • Wet your hands with water before scooping the batter.
  • Drag the stretchy batter from the bowl towards yourself to separate it.
  • Squeeze the batter in between your finger and palm into the oil.

Can I make puff puff without yeast?

No, you can’t. Yeast gives puff-puff that unique taste. You can try making buns with baking powder. It is also delicious and easy to make.

How To Make Puff Puff With Onions and Pepper

Recipe by JenniferCourse: SnackCuisine: AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

50

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

350

kcal

Puff puff, a popular African snack, is a sweet and savory deep-fried dough that is delicious and easy to make. Check this simple recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain flour

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoons yeast (instant or fast action)

  • 1 small ball of fresh habanero pepper or chili

  • 1 onion

  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2 cups of lukewarm water

  • 2 cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions

  • Mix the yeast and sugar with a half cup of warm water and set aside (to allow proofing and dissolve the sugar).
  • Sift flour into a shallow bowl to loosen it.
  • Combine flour, salt, and nutmeg with the yeast mixture.
  • Gradually add the remaining warm water and mix the batter till it is well combined (the batter should not be too thick or runny).
  • Cover the bowl with a plastic foil or towel and place in a warm place for 45 minutes or till batter doubles in size.
  • When the batter has doubled in size, add the finely chopped or grated pepper and onions into the mix. Mix till well combined.
  • Pour the oil into a shallow pot and allow it to heat up.
  • Test that the oil is hot enough by dropping a pinch of batter into the oil. If it sizzles and bounces back up to the surface – the oil is ready.
  • Using your palm, a spoon, or ice cream scoop; scoop up small bits of batter into the hot oil.
  • The batter should form round balls once it comes in contact with the oil.
  • Fry on medium heat and avoid overcrowding the pot. Flip to allow frying on both sides.
  • Once the balls are golden brown, take them out and place in a sieve lined with paper towels.
  • Serve up your yummy puff puff balls and enjoy!

Notes

  •       Remember to test the oil before adding your batter – to prevent the dough from soaking up too much oil.
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