Vegdodo is a flavorful Nigerian dish combining spicy Vchunks and caramelized plantains. This vegan delight is quick to prepare, offering a perfect blend of textures and tastes, garnished with fresh spring onions for a finishing touch.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 2
    Plantains peeled and cut into cubes
  • 300 g
    Vchunks boiled and cut into bite-sized
  • 3-4
    Cloves and Garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp
    Ginger minced
  • 2-3 tbsps
    Olive oil
  • 2 tbsps
    Tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp
    Curry powder
  • 1 piece
    Red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 piece
    Green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 piece
    Onion chopped
  • Salt adjust to taste
  • Fresh spring onion
  • Pepper adjust to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Wash and peel the plantains then cut them into cubes.

  3. Mix the olive oil, Vchunks, plantains and salt in a bowl.

  4. Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350°F (180°C) and cook the plantain and Vchunks untill golden brown.

  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.

  6. Add the chopped onions and sauté until they become translucent.

  7. Add the minced garlic and ginger, and sauté for another minute until fragrant.

  8. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes until it darkens in color and the oil starts to separate.

  9. Add the Vchunks and stir well to coat them with the tomato mixture.

  10. Season with thyme, paprika, curry powder, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.

  11. Add the chopped red and green bell peppers and cook for a few more minutes until they soften.

  12. Fold in the cubed plantains gently and cook until slightly caramelized.

  13. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

  14. Garnish with fresh Spring Onion or parsley.

  15. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade Vegdodo!


Feel free to adjust the spice level and seasonings to your preference. Vegdodo can be served as a party or special occasion dish.


Courses: Nigerian Meals
Cuisines: Nigerian
Keywords: How to make Vegdodo, Oven-baked Vegdodo, Quick and easy Vegdodo
Difficulty: Level 2 (average)
Cooking time: 30-45 minutes
Number ingredients: 10-15 ingredients
Taste: Savory, Spicy, Sweet
Preparation method: Baking, Cooking
Type of dish: accompaniments, Snacks
Campaigns: VeggieChallenge