Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe

Nigerian Puff Puff

Puff puff is a popular West African street snack made from simple ingredients. Flour, sugar, and yeast are combined to make a dough which is then deep-fried. This snack is loved by adults and kids alike. In recent years, puff-puff has moved from being just street food to being enjoyed at parties as a part of “Small chops” platters alongside Buns.

Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe
Nigerian Puff Puff


A good puff puff is slightly golden on the outside and spongy on the inside. It should be mildly sweet and not overly oily. The right balance of flour, sugar, and water makes this possible.
You may elevate puff-puff by adding your own twist including spices like ginger and pepper. Puffpuff can also be drizzled with caramel, Nutella, etc
Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe
Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe
Recipe TypeSmall Chop
Cuisine: African
Author: 9jaFOODie
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Serves: 14
This recipe makes 20-24 medium size puff puffs


  • 3 cups flour (375 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons [b] quick-rise yeast [/b]
  • 2/3 – 1 cup sugar (133 -201 grams)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • Frying oil
  • Nigerian Puff Puff Recipe
    Nigerian Puff Puff


  1. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the dry ingredients. Slowly add in water while mixing. Stop as soon as water is incorporated and batter is smooth. (Batter should be thick and smooth with a couple of bubbles )
  2. Cover the mixture with a tablecloth. Set aside in a warm place for 45 minutes or until the batter doubles in volume.Nigerian puff puff dough in a blue bowl after rising
  3. Set a large pot on medium heat, add in the oil, and heat until hot.
  4. Scoop enough mix with your hand and drop the ball in oil. Repeat until the pan of oil is full. Fry until golden brown on all sides.Puff puff in oil on stove frying Nigerian puffpuff puff puff balls golden brown being fried recipe


Nigerian puff puff balls in a bowl being held by hand with icing sugar on it

Nigerian Puff-Puff

it is called bofrot in Ghana and Puff Puff in Nigeria, how is it called in your African Country???



Source: 9jafoodie


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