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)
  • Salt
  • Pepper (powdered)
  • Oil (Vegetable / Canola)
  • Water
  • 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.



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