Kelewele is simply spicy, deep fried, ripe plantains.
It is one of the favourite street foods in Ghana and it’s usually paired with roasted and salted peanuts.
Kelewele is spicy but yet sweet and works perfectly as a side dish on its own, as a snack with some peanuts and as a dessert with some vanilla ice cream.
You can’t go wrong with this basic recipe and hope you enjoy the taste of our Ghanaian cuisine.
How to prepare Kelewele
You will need:
1-2 ripe plantain
2-inch size fresh ginger
2-3 habanero peppers
Oil for frying
How to make it:
Slice up ripe plantains into cubes or preferred shapes.
Blend/Grind together ginger, kpakpo, or habanero peppers and salt or stock cube, with bits of oil into a paste.
Cover sliced plantains with spicy paste evenly.
Fry carefully in hot oil, until golden brown and cooked.
Drizzle with lemon/lime juice and serve.