Plantain Soup is a very quick, light and healthy supper, a gourmet esq dish that doesn’t take more than 30mins.


  • 1 semi ripe plantain (cubed)
  • 2 medium size tomatoes (cubed)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive or groundnut oil
  • A dash of curry
  • A dash dried crushed pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cube Maggi (bouillon)(optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place a medium size pot on medium heat, add in the oil wait about 2mins then add in the onion and garlic. Stir until the onion becomes translucent (2-3mins)
  2. Add in 1 cup water, curry, pepper, maggi cube and salt.
  3. Cover the pot and bring the water to a boil, add in the diced tomatoes and plantain, reduce the heat and leave to cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Taste and adjust the soup for seasoning, add in the flour*(this is to thicken the soup), simmer for another 4 minutes.
  5. Serve the soup with your choice of protein (best with seafood or chicken).

*If the soup isn’t thick enough, add in a little more flour. Be sure to wait about 3mins after the first flour addition though, it takes a few mins for the soup to thicken*

PS: I used raw shrimps in mine, I salted it and added it into the soup about 4 mins before it was done.
Have a great weekend foodie!!

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