Boli (Roasted Plantain) + Pomo Sauce in Ibadan — Tales of Food Tourist Episode 1

By the time i finished eating, my tummy did not remain the same. Thank you Ibadan for inspiring this episode and recipe.

Boli (roasted plantain) as it’s fondly called in Nigeria is NOT one of the things i crave easily. One reason for that is my first and second experience after buying it in Lagos. The inside felt like raw plantain and i didn’t like the taste. So I threw it in the trash each time and stopped buying boli.

However, last year, during my holiday in Ibadan, I decided to get some lighting batteries at Mokola and my sister dragged me to one boli joint close by.

Perple kitchen (Boli + Pomo Sauce)
Perple kitchen (Boli + Pomo Sauce)

We initially planned to buy and take home to eat but when we saw the hot boli and pomo sauce that went to Harvard, we instantly changed our minds and asked for a bench to sit and a drink to accompany it to lala tummy.

By the time I finished eating, my perception about boli did not remain the same. Maybe it was because it was sliced and I wasn’t taking it with groundnut or because it was accompanied with pomo sauce, I really don’t know. All I know is that I enjoyed it that hot afternoon and prepared a recipe sharp sharp.

So here is a quick recipe on how to make the sauce. It’s very simple yet tasty. You can always buy the boli outside or roast yours at home. Recipe on how to roast at home coming soon.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Plantain
  • 50g Pomo
  • 2 balls Onions
  • 1/4 cup Palm oil
  • 10 balls Tomatoes
  • 3 balls Pepper (Rodo)
  • A pinch Salt
  • 2 cubes Seasoning
  • 20g Crayfish
  • Ginger & Garlic Powder


  • Roast Plantain.
  • Add palm oil in frying pan.
  • Add sliced onions once palm oil is hot
  • Fry onions for 2 minutes
  • Add grated tomatoes and pepper
  • Fry for 3 minutes
  • Add pomo
  • Add seasoning
  • Add salt
  • Add ginger & garlic powder
  • Add crayfish(optional)
  • Fry for 4 minutes
  • Cut roasted plantain into pieces.
  • Add Pomo Sauce
  • Enjoy with your choice drink!!!

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