Kelewele is a very tasty Ghanaian dish made from plantain and can be eaten as a snack with roasted peanuts, used as a side with meals like rice, beans or eaten on its own in larger quantity with stew.
Time to make: 30 mins
- Ripe plantain (2 fingers)
- 1/2 TBs Ginger (blended or powdered)
- Pepper (powdered)
- Oil (Vegetable / Canola)
- Tissue / Colander (Optional)
- Wash plantain and peel the back off
- Cut plantain into irregular shapes (Or it can be diced)
- In a bowl, add half a tablespoon of blended or powdered ginger
- Add salt to taste
- Add 1 TBs of pepper (could be more or less depending on the hotness of your pepper)
- Add a little water to moisten mixture a little (as little as 5 drops of water)
- Heat oil in frying pan with medium heat
- When ready, fry the plantain in batches (as the size of your frying pan can accomodate)
- Fry plantain till it is golden brown on both sides and remove from pan unto tissue in a colander/plate/bowl to blot out excess oil.
Kelewele is ready to be servered! 🙂
Eat alone or as a snack with plain peanuts or as a side with plain rice, jollof rice or fried rice.