Learn how to prepare homemade Delicious finger-licking Gizdodo

Gizdodo is so tasty, it is a combination of chicken Gizzard, Fried Plantain and Spicy Tomato Stew, what’s not to love?

Gizdodo is an increasingly popular dish in Nigerian homes and parties. It is usually served with rice dishes but it also makes a perfect  “small chops” snack or starter at Nigerian parties. GizDodo

If you haven’t connected to the Gizdodo buzz or are yet to try it out, then you really are missing out! Well, here’s my interpretation of the recipe, let’s get started….


3 Ripe Plantains
450gms Gizzard
1 can of Plum Tomatoes or 4 medium size Tomatoes
2 Big Bell Pepper
1 whole Onion
1 large Onion sliced chopped
1/2 red, green, yellow Bell Pepper each chopped
11/2 Scotch Bonnet
1 tablespoon minced Ginger
2 cloves Garlic minced
Vegetable/Sunflower Oil
2 Bullion Cubes (I use Knorr)
1 tablespoon Curry Powder
1 tablespoon of your preferred Seasoning ( I use Aromat)
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
Salt to taste


Blend the tomatoes, whole bell peppers, whole onion and ginger to a smooth paste, you could also blend or grind roughly if you choose to, set aside.
Chop the gizzard into bite sizes, clean thoroughly….image
Add gizzard into a small pot, add a third of the chopped onions, 1/2 of the curry and thyme, 1/2 of the seasoning and water to cover the gizzard, boil on medium heat till tender…image
Dice your plantain and set aside…image
Pour 1 cooking spoon vegetable oil into a pot, place on a hob on medium heat. When it’s hot, pour in another third of the chopped onions and fry till translucent, then add the minced garlic, saute till fragrant…image
Now, add the blended pepper, the 2 bullion cubes, rest of the curry powder, thyme, seasoning and salt to taste…image
Add the tomato puree….imageLeave to fry for 15 minutes thereabouts or until pepper dries up a bit and oil begins to settle on top.image
Now, add 1 cup of stock, leave to cook for another 10 minutes..image..At this time, more oil should begin to settle to the top.image
Into a large frying pan or wok, add some oil, fry the plantain till moderately brown…image
Take the plantain out when it’s done, add more oil if needed and fry the gizzard till it browns…image
Decant some of the oil if you end up with too much, now add the chopped peppers and onions, sauté for a further 3 minutes…. I actually forgot to decant but I did drain the oil out shortly after…oops! image
Now, add stew to the gizzard and plantain, stir to combine…image



Tip; It’s better to add the stew to the  plantain instead of the other way round so you can control the amount of stew which goes in. I ended up using just 2/3 of the stew.
Leave to cook for 2 minutes then switch the heat off, let the mix simmer with the residual heat for a further 2-3 minutes…

And your Gizdodo is ready.image




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