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How To Prepare Gizdodo

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Gizdodo is an awesome fusion dish of fried gizzard, fried plantain, and spicy tomato stew.

Gizdodo has become increasingly popular in Nigerian homes and parties as a starter, side dish for rice dishes, or finger food.

It is an easy to prepare, flavorful meal that leaves you wanting more. Boiled pieces of gizzard are deep-fried, mixed with fried plantains and poured over a simmering pepper and tomato sauce tossed with onions, green, yellow, and orange bell peppers. The sweetness of the plantains blends perfectly with the sourness of the tomato, the spiciness of pepper, and the taste of the gizzards.


  • Chicken or turkey gizzards (500g)
  • Ripe plantains (3 large)
  • Diced tomatoes (4 cups)
  • Minced scotch bonnet (1/2 cup)
  • Diced onions (1 cups)
  • Diced green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper and orange bell pepper (1 cup)
  • Curry Powder (1 tsp divided in two)
  • Thyme (1 tsp divided in two)
  • Chicken stock
  • Vegetable oil (150ml plus extra 400ml for frying)
  • Seasoning cubes (2)
  • Salt to taste
  • Water For boiling the Gizzards


Arrange your ingredients.

Step 1

Wash and clean the gizzards thoroughly.

Place the gizzards inside the cooking pot add half of the diced onions,1 seasoning cube, half of the curry powder, thyme, and salt to taste.

Add water to the same level as the gizzards and cook for about 40 minutes or until tender.

Step 2

Preheat some cooking oil and fry the gizzards till brown. Remove from oil and set aside.

Peel and cut the plantain into cubes, sprinkle in a pinch of salt and fry till golden brown.

Step 3

Put about 150ml of vegetable oil into a pan, add and stir-fry the onions for about 2 minutes.

Add the diced tomatoes and minced habanero pepper. Fry for 3-5 minutes.

If too thick, add a bit of chicken stock to loosen it up. Add the remaining seasoning cube, curry powder, thyme, and salt to taste.

Step 4

Add the gizzards, the fried plantains, and the diced bell peppers. Stir together thoroughly, leave to simmer for 3-5 minutes and you are done.

Serve and enjoy alone or as a side to rice and spaghetti.

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