Many people score boli as their best snack, if not their best food. Some say the taste of the roasted plantain combined with the groundnut is heavenly. Here’s how to reproduce the magic at home if your favourite boli seller is out of reach.

NB: Boli – Nigerian name for roasted plantain, Epa – Naigerian name for groundnut

Kitchen Gear

  • Oven or Barbecue Grill or Charcoal fire


  • Plantains, 4 large pieces (Ripe or Unripe)
  • Roasted Groundnuts, as desired


  • Remove plantain skin.
  • Turn on the grill and allow to heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Next, set the plantains on the grill. Ensure turn the pieces from side to side until all sides are a deep brown (or as desired). Do this for about 15 to 20 minutes. Control the heat to ensure they cook properly without burning.
  • You could also use the traditional method of cooking the plantains over a low charcoal fire.
  • Your Boli is ready to serve! Enjoy with┬áthe groundnuts in a saucer or flat plate together with any drink of your choice.

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