Kelewele is a Ghanaian snack or side dish made with ripe plantains and seasoned with spices. This dish is quite easy to make. It is like friend plantain but trust me the flavour of the spices set this dish apart from plain fried plantain. My friend and neighbour is Ghanaian and she’s been giving me tips on Ghanaian dishes so i’l be throwing down Ghanaian dishes in my kitchen and bringing to yours😊. If you try this recipe you probably won’t go back to plain fried plantain.

Follow this four easy steps to make spicy and flavourful Kelewele.

INGREDIENTS (2-3 servings)

2 ripe plantains

1 teaspoon ground dry pepper

1 teaspoon ground or grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)

1/2 teaspoon salt

Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying


1) Cut the plantain into bite size chunky cubes.


2) Mix the salt, ginger, nutmeg and pepper together and marinate the plantain in this mixture.


3) Deep fry in hot oil until golden brown.


4) Put on paper towel to drain oil. Serve warm.


It can be eaten as snack on it’s own or with groundnut. It can also serve as side dish to beans, rice, etc. Enjoy!


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