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Plantain Dough Balls

A classic Caribbean side dish!

Serves: 4-6 / Difficulty: Easy / Time : 20 mins prep + 20 mins cooking 

Plantain Dough Balls



  • Place the self-raising flour, salt, cayenne pepper and diced plantain into a mixing bowl. Rub the plantain into the flour mix until it resembles breadcrumbs
  • Add in the nut milk or water to bind the plantain flour into a dough, folding carefully with a spatula
  • Divide the dough and shape into golf ball-sized pieces
  • Heat the sunflower oil in a chip pan, making sure it does not exceed ⅓ the height of the pan
  • Gently place a few of the dough balls into the oil and cook on a medium heat, turning occasionally until golden brown all over
  • Remove from the heat and break one open to ensure that the dough is cooked all the way through
  • Continue until all the dough balls are cooked

Serve With

Delicious hot or cold, serve with a sweet or savoury dip, such as:


Or, as a side dish to a main meal, such as:

About the Author 

A baker from London, Yvonne Roberts cooks simple, homely foods for her family and friends. She makes cakes and breads on order, including vegan, dairy-free and sugar-free options. If you are based in London and would like to order from Yvonne, get in touch via our contact form.

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