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How To Make Puff-Puff

K’s Cuisine

Puff puff is a divine appetizer eaten by Nigerians. Lately, people have been experimenting with this snack by adding chocolates, moringa, cheese and/or literally anything. This recipe is the classic old puff-puff as you know and love it!


  • 2 cups of warm water
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup sugar
  • Nutmeg
  • 1/2 Tbsp of salt
  • Vegetable/Groundnut Oil for deep frying


  1. Mix salt, sugar, nutmeg, water, and yeast. Set aside for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and mix together.
  3. Cover the mixture with a clean thin towel, keep in a cool place and let it rise for about 1 to 2 hours.
  4. In a large and deep saucepan, pour vegetable or groundnut oil into it, and place on low heat, make sure the oil is deep enough to cover the puff puff dough when frying.
  5. Test to make sure the oil is hot enough by putting a tiny bit of batter into the oil. If the oil is not hot enough, the batter will stay at the bottom of the pot instead of rising to the top.
  6. Grab a little bit of the batter (make sure your hands are very clean) and drop into the hot oil.
  7. Fry till golden brown, make sure all sides are fried.
  8. Remove your fried puff puff and put on a clean napkin in a tray to rest for about a minute.
  9. Repeat frying process with the remaining batter.
  10. Sprinkle some powdered sugar if you want a sweeter puff puff.
  11. Serve as a snack or as desired.


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