Saturday, 18 April 2015

Kelewele(Spicy fried Plantains)

Kelewele is a popular Ghanian snack dish of fried plantains seasoned with spices. In Ghana (West Africa) kelewele is sold by street vendors, usually at night. It is sometimes served with rice and stew, peanuts or alone as a dessert or a snack. 

  • 4-6 plantains; ripe, but not past ripe, peeled and cut into bite sized cubes.
  • Red Pepper 1/2 tsp
  • Fresh Ginger 1/2 tsp minced
  • salt 1tsp
  • water 2 tbsp
  • cloves 3 nos
  • Nutmeg small piece
  • Palm Oil / Sun flower oil for frying


Grind together ginger, pepper, cloves, nutmeg and salt, then mix with water. In a glass bowl toss together the plantain cubes and spice mixture. In a deep skillet, heat oil and fry plantains , turning once, until golden brown on both sides.

Drain on absorbent paper, keep in warmed oven until all the plantains are fried. Serve Kelewele immediately.

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