Chin chin is one of the most popular snacks in Nigeria and other West African countries. It’s often enjoyed with a hot cup of tea or other light foods. Chin Chin can be eaten on its own.
Typical Nigerian Chin Chin is crispy, crunchy, and slightly sweet because it is made of the mixture of flour, sugar, milk, and spices.
Currently, the trend has been towards creating a healthier version of this beloved snack, and that’s where the idea of making ” chin chin” comes in.
Minimie chin chin is one of the popular and traditional chin chin that are made in Nigeria. Minimie is among the popular instant noodle brands and other snacks including the famous Minimie chin chin.
The Minimie chin chin recipe offers a healthier alternative to traditional chin chin. Likewise, adds a unique twist to a classic snack.
In this article, I will explain the step-by-step process of making minimie chin chin so that you will be able to enjoy the tasty minimie chin chin from the comfort of your own home.
Minimie chin chin is one of the delicious and unique variations of the traditional chin chin.
This ingredient gives the minimie chin chin a better texture and flavor that is completely different from the traditional chin chin.
Minimie chin chin is the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg spices that’s why it’s a warm, sweet aroma and flavor. These spices come with a lot of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
You need to make use of whole wheat flour instead of using the popular all-purpose flour and reduce the amount of sugar used if you want to make a healthy Chin Chin.
It is also recommended to make use of healthier cooking oil like coconut oil or avocado oil for frying.
How To Make Minimie Chin Chin
These are the recipes that are needed to make minimie chin chin
These are the basic ingredients that you need to make a sweet minimie chin chin. Although, you can add more to it. It all depends on your choice and the outcome to come of your minimie chin chin.
- Cups flour (3 cups)
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup liquid water
- Nutmeg (A pinch)
- Baking powder (1/2 teaspoon)~
- Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Baking margarine (1/2 cup)
- Oil for frying
- Egg (1, optional, you if want your Chin Chin to be soft)
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- Vegetable oil for frying
Equipments that are needed to make minimie chin chin
These are the important equipment that you need to make minimie chin chin.
- Air tight containers
- Rolling pin
- Frying pan
- Egg beater
- Knife (this is for cutting the dough into small shapes)
Instructions for making minimie chin chin
You need to know that there are several methods of making minimie chin chin but remember to follow the instructions below to make a sweet minimie chin chin.
- First of all, You need to mix the sugar, nutmeg, flour, and baking powder in a clean bowl.
- Make sure you have a separate bowl, beat the eggs, and mix in the milk.
- You need to break the eggs into the powdered mixture and add melted butter and milk. Then you have to mix it well until a dough is formed.
- Lightly flour a clean surface and knead the dough for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
- Divide the dough into small portions and roll each portion into a thin sheet.
- You can cut using a knife to cut it into tiny pieces according to any shape of your choice (it can be square, rectangular, or triangular)
- Now heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan or a deep fryer.
- Immediately you release the hot oil, then you need to carefully drop the chin chin squares into the oil. Now you have to allow it to fry until they turn golden brown.
- You have to use a slotted spoon, remove the chin chin from the oil, immediately you need to place them on a paper towel to drain any excess oil.
- Allow the chin chin to cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Aside from frying your minimie chin chin, you can bake it, although both frying and baking outcome is completely different from each other. The baking method is healthy. On the other hand, the frying method is not as healthy as baking.
You can go for the baking process if you prefer a healthier process of making minimie chin chin.
Now you can enjoy your homemade minimie chin chin as a tasty snack or as a sweet treat.
It is very important to know that, Minimie chin chin is one of the best snacks for any occasion, whether it’s for a party, a quick snack, or as a gift. You can use it to serve as a dessert by dusting it with powdered sugar or dipping it in chocolate.
Now you know that making minimie chin chin is easier than you expected. With a little bit of patience and practice, you will be able to create a unique and delicious snack that will be loved by all.
Making minimie chin chin is a simple process that requires some ingredients and some basic kitchen tools.
It is very important to make your minimie chin chin in the right way so that you will be able to get the right and suitable outcome. Although the process of making minimie chin chin is simple, if you don’t get the process right, then it may not be a good outcome of minimie chin chin.
If you follow the instructions outlined in this article, then you will be able to make a delicious and crispy minimie chin chin that is perfect for any occasion.
It is very important to be careful whenever you are making your Minimie chin chin so that you won’t overwork the dough, and make sure the oil is hot enough before frying.