How to Make Chin Chin – Ingredients and Steps

Nigerian Chin chin is a popular Nigerian snack. Chinchin can also be baked even though the baked version may not be as popular as the fried version.

Chinchin can be prepared hard, soft or medium. I like my chin chin soft and fluffy like a foam, it delicious when eating.

Read also: How to Make Cake

This recipe is a “middle” version; It’s not too hard or soft but it’s really colorless. If you prefer Chinchin hard, then do not add baking powder and egg.

Add more flour to the dough when brushing; to achieve the firmness of the hard dough.

I had a few hiccups while making Chinchin in the past and this has been, sometimes more than once, because I moisturized Chinchin with Sunflower oil.

The Chinchins soften the excess oil and eventually burn it. So, if you can, try not to use Sunflower oil.

Required Ingredients

  1. 400g Plain Flour
  1. 120g Sugar
  1. 1/4 Teaspoon Baking powder
  1. 1/2 Teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  1. 1 Egg
  1. 185ml Whole or Combined Milk
  1. 40g Butter
  1. 1/4 teaspoon Salt

Preparation Steps

Step 1. In a large bowl, add Flour, sugar, salt, Baking Powder and Nutmeg, stir until well combined. Then add the Egg and melted butter.

Step 2. Mix and knead until you get a smooth dough.

Step 3. Now, add the milk.

Step 4. Mix until you get a smooth and non-stick dough. For about 30 minutes you should leave the dough to rest and mix together.

Step 5. After 30 minutes, sprinkle some flour on a clean, flat surface, and roll out your dough.

Step 6. Then use a knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into shapes and sizes of Chinchin you want.

Step 7. Pour the cooking oil into the pan, the size should be enough to coat the Chinchin. Leave the heat to medium-high. Be careful not to overheat. Scoop some cut Chinchin in oil. Be careful not to focus on the pan. Your Chinchin needs enough room to move when frying. If you add too much, you will end up with soggy Chinchin.

Step 8. Fry the chin chin for about 2 to 5 minutes, until golden brown appears on all sides. Make sure you wake up everything by moisturizing yourself. Remove the fried Chinchin from the oil and place on a sheet of parchment paper when it is finished and repeat the process of frying the remaining dough until smooth.

Step 9. Finally, leave to cool before serving, and don’t forget to get a cold soft drink along.

And that is it, it’s easy, isn’t it? Your Nigerian Chinchin is ready for consumption. Let’s read your feedback if you try this easy recipe using the comment box below, and don’t forget to share this post with friends and family

2 thoughts on “How to Make Chin Chin – Ingredients and Steps”

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: