Easy 10 Minutes Nigerian Breakfast – Fried Egg and Plantain With Turmeric Tea

Thank God it’s Friday. Most members of your family will be at home tomorrow morning for a relaxed breakfast. Don’t take tea and bread again tomorrow morning; it’s time to try something different.

This rich breakfast of Scrambled eggs with plantain and turmeric tea is loaded with protein, healthy heart and flat belly friendly Omega 3 fatty acids, carbohydrate, Vitamin C, Magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, Vitamin E, Dietary fiber and Vitamin K.

The turmeric tea promotes digestion and aids immune and liver function

Meet the ingredients

All the ingredients are for 1 person, adjust to suit you.

I ripe plantain (It should still feel firm to the touch and not over ripened)

2 medium eggs

¼ small green peppers

1 red chili pepper

¼ cup onion

¼ cup dried prawn (called crayfish in Nigeria)

1 Spoon of oil

½ teaspoon of turmeric


How to prepare


Slice the plantain in your preferred shape – circles or square shape

Heat your preferred oil in a frying pan over medium heat

When the oil is hot enough (too hot and the plantain will get burnt and if it’s not hot enough the plantain will absorb the oil and get soggy), so check it to make sure that the heat is just okay.

Place the plantains in the oil and when the underside is done and starts to turn golden not burnt, flip the plantain on the other side and fry.

When it’s done remove and place in a sieve to drain the oil

If you’re frying a large quantity always make sure to adjust the heat



Cut the onion and pepper. Wash the crayfish

Heat a spoonful of your preferred oil (I used olive oil) in a frying pan over medium heat

Add the onion, pepper and crayfish and stir for about 1 minute.

As it is cooking break and beat together eggs, thyme and curry in a bowl. Season with salt to your taste

Add the eggs and continue stirring till it is set, 30 seconds – 1 minute.



Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Add ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric to the boiling water.

Reduce the heat and let simmer for 10 minutes.

Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey, coconut milk or lemon to taste.

Sit down and enjoy a hearty breakfast with your family. Have a great weekend.


Scrambled eggs, fried plantain and turmeric tea

I would love to hear from you. Comment below and tell me – Did you try the recipe? How was it? What did you change?


Easy 10 Minutes Nigerian Breakfast – Fried Egg and Plantain With Turmeric Tea

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