How To Make Nigerian Fish Roll At Home 

The Nigerian fish roll is a mixture of pastry and flaked fish. In this post we shall take a quick look at how you can make the tasty Nigerian fish roll at home. 

The fish roll is a very popular delicacy in Africa that is consumed in many countries in Africa. 

How To Make Nigerian Fish Roll At Home 


  • Filling
  • 2 medium sized fish / 1 can sardines in chili tomato sauce 
  • 2 medium onions
  • Chilli pepper (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Seasoning cubes
  • ½ teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoon water
  • 1¼ teaspoon yeast
  • 2 ½ tablespoons or 30grams sugar
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 142g unsalted butter margarine
  • Rolling pin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wood board
  • Frying pan
  • Dough cutter 
  • Knife
  • (a) Pour the flour into a bowl,add baking powder and butter and eggs too.
  • (b) Add lukewarm water, salt and 3 spoonful of vegetable oil,mix till you have a smooth stretchy dough.
  • (c) Cover the lumpy mixture with an air tight plastic wrap,put it inside the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes. 
  • (d) If your using a fish,go ahead,wash and cut the fish,then put in a pot and add water.Then proceed to add onions and salt,cook till it’s boiled,empty into a sieve.
  • (e) remove the bone from the fish,add onions seasoning cubes, thyme, pepper and salt,mix and set aside.
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  • (f) Start kneading your dough,make sure you knead till you have a smooth and elastic mixture.
  • (g) Get your rolling pin,roll out the dough to a thickness of about 2-3mm. Trim off the edges of the flattened dough,to give you a rectangular shape.Place your filling at one end of the rectangular dough.
  • (h) Go ahead and apply egg wash to the remaining parts of the dough.till about half way, then you can leave it,start rolling your dough over till you are halfway and cut the dough straight in the middle.Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into three equal parts.
  • (i) Heat up your vegetable oil for about 2 minutes inside the frying pan,place your rolls in the frying pan,make sure that you fry in batches to avoid over crowding.
  • (j) Deep fry and make sure the color changes to golden brown on both sides to be sure that the fish roll is ready. Go ahead and place in paper towels to soak up the excess oil.
You can serve your fish roll with a chilled soft drink.