First of all, let us see how this Ikpekere with “sauce inspired plantain” feast can move you…



3 pcs unripe plantain

2 pcs ripe plantain

5 pcs tomatoes

2 pcs tatase

1 pc onion

4 pcs rodo

1 teaspoon salt

2 pinches black pepper ( Optional)

1 pc seasoning cube

2 cups vegetable oil

1 pc garlic clove

2 pinches curry powder

How To Prepare:

  • Pour the oil into a big frying pan or use pot if it’s more comfortable. Turn on the heater or gas cooker for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Peel the unripe plantain and slice to thin long strips. Sprinkle salt to taste and drop a few into the hot oil, a few at a time to avoid clustering of the pieces.
  • Repeat until all have been fried. Set aside.
  • Dice ripe plantain and fry using the same oil used for the unripe one. Cook until slightly brown or to your preferred taste.
  • To start off your sauce chop the tomatoes, onions, garlic, tatase and rodo.
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of oil into a frying pan. Heat for about 1 minute and add in your chopped tomato, onions, garlic, tatase, rodo and a little water. Allow to simmer for about 8 minutes or until very soft. Add in the fried ripe plantain.
  • Crush stock cube, add curry, black pepper and remaining salt to taste and let it simmer for about 5 minutes (Optional).
  • Serve the Ikpekere with pepper sauce on the side.

So thank me later…

Have you ever tried to make the locally hawked ” Dodo Ikire” in your own kitchen. Don’t ever say you don’t know how to go about it when all you need to do is open this page and try it out. Lol… This is basically how you can make some nourishing, tasty and hygienic Dodo Ikire in your kitchen in 15 minutes…




  • 4 pieces ofPlantain
  • 2 pieces of Rodo – Red
  • 1 pieces of Onions Small
  • 1 cup of Palm Oil
  • Salt

How to prepare

  • Wash and peel the plantain (overripe plantain), chop and mash to a pulp.
  • Chop the onions and rodo, add to the mashed plantain and mix together with salt.
  • Heat the oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Using your hands, scoop some plantain into the hot oil and allow to fry for about 3 minutes on high heat. Flip over when the sides get brown and repeat.
  • Reduce the heat to allow the plantain fry on the inside.
  • Repeat step 4 and 5 until you exhaust all the mashed plantain.
  • Best served hot

More Posts to come on this… Enjoy and remember you can always ask questions…