Plantain Soup

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.
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By |August 27th, 2011|6 Comments


  1. Hannah March 21, 2014 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Made this soup this morning and just finished a bowl. It was fab! I used precooked shrimps and it ramped up the flavour. The only thing is I used way more water, almost three cups, to accommodate the solid ingredients, but barely had enough ‘soup’ to sip. Also, my tomatoes weren’t still chunky like in your pictures. Must make larger cubes next time, I guess. Thanks for this!

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  3. Adun May 22, 2013 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I think I will love this cuz plantain happens to be my best food and I also love shrimps a lot.Thanks for the recipe 9jafoodie.

  4. wunmi May 16, 2012 at 9:54 am - Reply

    what kind of flour is being added to thicken the soup

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