Nigerian Cooking with Microwave Oven

In January of this year, we had a little initiative on our Instagram page where we talked about Nigerian foods that can easily be prepared in a microwave. The conversations were definitely very exciting.Β  I love the swallow option so much especially when you just want to make food for one or two people. The amala recipe works for pounded yam,Β  semolina, wheat, garri etc.


Microwave Amala

Direction : combine 1 part elubo (amala powder) with 2- 3 parts water (depending on how soft you like it). Stir well to combine. Microwave for 90 seconds. Remove and stir. Microwave for another 60 seconds.

Microwave egg

Microwave Moimoi


What else do you use your microwave oven for?

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By |September 21st, 2015|19 Comments


  1. Mrs S. November 30, 2017 at 11:54 am - Reply

    OK Ronke, I have been cyber stalking your blog ever since I heard about it and I gats to be honest I’m that follower who NEVER comments but gurrrrl I just microwaved Semo and you’ve changed my life FOREVER. I mean this is one of the best moments of this year ( and I just had a baby so…..). Thank you and keep doing gurl. πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ take IT.

  2. Hannatu Abubakar March 9, 2017 at 1:40 am - Reply

    I make indomie and poached eggs with microwave

  3. Soph July 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    Haa!! I love you oo! Hubby hasn’t had amala in 2 years cos me I no fit turn amala.
    Tried this and he asked for an extra helping!! And still wants more for dinner!!
    Thank you!

  4. chocomilomilolokeloke January 28, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    WOW….can’t believe this worked.

  5. sunky November 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I am aware of few friends that make poundo(flour) meal equivalent of the real pounded yam using microwave.

  6. anon4ceclantain lover October 10, 2015 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I use my microwave/grill to make bole (roasted plantain) 7-10 minutes on the combo grill and microwave setting, depending on the size the pieces the plantain has been cut into

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie October 11, 2015 at 7:22 pm - Reply

      interesting. I think there are two types if microwaves in Nigeria oh. Are you talking about the oven style microwave?

  7. Toyin September 29, 2015 at 4:44 am - Reply

    I dry my fish meat make my dry pepper beans rice noodles spaghetti lots cant remember now

  8. hadiza September 28, 2015 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Good 2 know all these. Can I use it to bake cake?

  9. atei September 28, 2015 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I use my microwave for so many things like 1 . Rice . Plantain. Oat . Elba . Semo etc

    • e__victor
      e__victor September 29, 2015 at 7:43 am - Reply

      Plantain? Rice? What kind of plantain do you make? Please share.

  10. Bode
    Bode September 22, 2015 at 3:58 am - Reply


    The only things I use my microwave for are:

    1. quickly boiling small amounts of water
    2. melting butter

    Good to know it can be used for more.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm - Reply

      Ha! you don’t use it to warm food?

      • Bode September 29, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

        Warming food is too main stream πŸ™‚

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