Vegan Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe

Vegan Nigerian Chin Chin Recipe


Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 20


  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Knife or cookie cutter
  • Frying pan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Paper towels


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine or coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup plant-based milk such as almond or soy milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • In a mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and ground nutmeg. Mix well.
  • Add the softened vegan margarine or coconut oil to the dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, rub the margarine or oil into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the plant-based milk to the flour mixture, a little at a time, and mix until a firm dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough to a clean, floured surface. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin.
  • Cut the rolled dough into desired shapes, such as squares or rectangles, using a knife or cookie cutter.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. The oil should be about 2 inches deep.
  • Gently place the cut-out chin chin into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry the chin chin until they turn golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried chin chin to a plate lined with paper towels. This will help absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat the frying process with the remaining dough.
  • Allow the fried chin chin to cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.


Calories: 80 | Total Fat: 3g | Total Carbohydrates: 12g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Protein: 2g

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