African Snacks and Appetizers

African snacks and appetizers are usually made by street vendors in Africa.  snacks such as puff puff, chin chin, plantain chips and many others are widely consumed in West Africa (Nigeria, Liberia and others).

In this page you will find some simple recipes on how to make some of the most famous African snacks.

Plantain Pancakes (Tatale)

A quick recipe of banana plantain, simple and delicious.

Puff Puff Recipe

Here a simple recipe on how to make puff puffs.

Plantains Chips

These African plantain chips are extremely crispy and taste so good, they are made from unripe plantains and fried in hot vegetable oil.


Banana fritters Recipe

Banana fritters are one of the most popular snacks in West Africa (Ivory Cost, GABON, Burkina) and in this post I’m going to show you how I make them.

Meat Pie Recipe

The pies are traditionally filled with meat, carrots and potatoes but more vegetables can be added.

Cassava Fritters

Cassava fritters recipe also called Kouti in Guinea.

Chin Chin Recipe

These snacks are sweet and crunchy, perfect for family and friend catering.

East African Donuts (Mandazi Recipe)

Mandazi are those sweet and yummy East African donuts. These are made from flour and deep fried in hot oil.

South African Koeksisters

South African  koeksisters  are sweet and delicious donuts which are first braided, fried then soaked in a sweet lemony syrup

Hot sauce recipe

Hot and spicy tomato sauce served with most African snacks...

Chapati Recipe

Chapati is a flat, soft and thin bread. It is enjoyed all over East Africa but the recipe is originated from India and brought to East Africa ...

Akara (Beans Fritters)

Akaras are made from fresh beans or beans flour. There are very famous in West African especially in Nigeria and Ghana.

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