Cooking Corner: Chin Chin

a bowl of chin chin snacks

We’re back with another snack recipe! If you enjoyed the puff puff recipe, you’re going to love this chin chin from All Nigerian Recipes! Chin chin is a deep fried snack that is crunchy or soft depending on how you make it and can be eaten anytime.

Alternative ingredients have been included for you to experiment and make these with what you have or what you can find in the closest supermarket.


  • 8 cups (1kg) plain flour (all purpose flour)
  • ¾ cup (150ml) evaporated milk (Peak Milk) / 150g powdered milk
  • 1¼ cups (275g) granulated sugar
  • 250g margarine
  • 2 medium nutmegs | 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • Tasteless and odourless vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Mix the milk and sugar in a bowl and leave to soak.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the ground nutmeg and flour, then mix the margarine into the flour till it has mixed well with the flour, leaving no lumps.
  • Add the sugar/milk mixture to the margarine/flour mixture and mix by hand till a smooth dough is achieved.
  • Place the dough on a flat surface and start kneading gently with a dough roller.
  • When the dough is flat, cut into desired sizes.
  • Deep-fry in hot vegetable oil.
  • While frying, continuously stir the chin chin till you get a golden brown colour.
  • Scoop the fried pieces onto a flat tray to dry and cool down quickly.
  • When the chin chin had cooled down completely, store in a dry, airtight container.

Serve with a chilled drink and enjoy!

Ingredients Alternatives and Ideas

Tasteless and Odourless Vegetable oil

You can use regular vegetable oil or sunflower oil instead. The cost of vegetable oil is similar across supermarkets with Tesco’s 1 litre going for £1.75 and Sainsbury’s £2. Same goes for sunflower oil with these retailers; Sainsbury’s 1 litre costs £2.40 while Tesco’s is £2.10

Evaporated milk

You’re not limited to Peak milk for this recipe. You can use any evaporated milk like Tesco’s evaporated milk which goes for £0.55 or Carnation evaporated milk. Powdered milk is an option and if you want to play around with flavours, you can try oat milk or soya milk.


A simple alternative is butter or vegan butter, both can be found in Sainsbury’s and used in other recipes.


If you’re only going use it in one recipe, ground nutmeg can be quite pricey, but you can get it at Sainsbury’s for 95p. if you like things sweeter, try cinnamon instead of nutmeg.

Granulated Sugar

Granulated sugar can be gotten for as little as £0.69 at Tesco. Sugar cubes work just as well for chin chin, just try to crush them before mixing to avoid a big mess. You can also use brown sugar or caster sugar.

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