Boli (plantain)

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Boli roasting in Nigeria

Bole is a roasted plantain dish in Nigeria. It is native to the Yoruba people of Nigeria.[1][2][3] It is referred to as 'boli' in South West Nigeria these people are known as the Yoruba people and is eaten with groundnuts.[4][5] The Yorubas have been enjoying this delicacy for ages, it can be consumed as a snack or main meal which can be accompanied with pepper sauce filled with meat, roasted fish or fried chicken especially during the festive period.[6] The word 'boli' is being pronounced as 'bole' due to a difference in accent in the south-south region in Nigeria. In South South Nigeria, it is referred to as 'bole' a borrowed language from the southwestern people in Nigeria and is eaten with fish during an important festival.[7][8]


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  2. ^ "Roasted plantain: Boli". ResearchGate.
  3. ^ "Boli La'n Ta was inspired by my love for roasted plantain- Omolola Kayode". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2019-12-21. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  4. ^ "Watch How To Prepare Homemade Boli (Roasted Plantain)". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2018-08-18. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  5. ^ "Evaluation of a roasted plantain". ResearchGate.
  6. ^ "Lerato's roasted plantain, skinny efo, moringa and smoked chicken". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
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  8. ^ Onyeakagbu, Adaobi (2021-11-24). "Recipe of the day: How to prepare bole and sauce in your oven at home". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-02.

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