September 29, 2019, Author: rcf futa


Gizzdodo is a simple delicacy and can be a very delicious side dish if prepared correctly. It is mostly served with any type of prepared rice. Gizzdodo is the combination of plantain and gizzard, which therefore implies the name. The aromatic stewed recipe is easy to prepare and due to the versatile love of dodo (fried plantain) the recipe is widely accepted in most parts of the country.

  • 3 Giant sized ripe plantain
  • Chicken or Turkey Gizzard (500g)
  • 4 cups of sliced tomatoes
  • Half cup of sliced pepper (scotch bonnet)
  • 1 cup of sliced onions
  • One cup of sliced green pepper
  • 2 cubes of knorr or maggi
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground nut/vegetable oil (800ml)


  • Start by peeling off the back of the plantain and chopping to smaller bits with a kitchen knife. Slice the tomatoes, peppers and Onions
  • Wash the gizzards with hot water and precook for 20 minutes. Use a cube of knorr or maggi, half teaspoon of salt and half cup of sliced onions. Check to see that the gizzard is soft and chop to smaller bits.
  • Fry the plantain with 600ml of vegetable oil until it turn golden, scoop into a sieve and allow it to sit for a while. Reduce the oil to 250ml and fry the chopped gizzard.
  • The gizzard would be somewhat dark-brown when it is properly fried. Remove and pour in the remaining half cup of onions, stir and add the tomatoes. Add the sliced pepper and allow to fry for 10-15 minutes. Remember to stir occasionally so it doesn’t get burnt.
  • Once the tomato is properly fried, you are almost done with making gizzdodo. Add one cube of maggi to it and salt to taste.
  • Transfer the fried gizzards, plantain and sliced green peppers. Stir all together, cover and allow to simmer for 3 minutes. That is just how to make gizdodo. Sound easy right?

Gizdodo can be served as a course meal or a side meal. Usually, it works best with jollof rice, it could also go well with any kind of rice.

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