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How to Prepare Kelewele. Easy Recipe

Kelewele is a popular dessert in Ghana that is mostly sold at night. It is best served with peanuts/groundnut.

In this post, I am going to give you:

  • a step by step guide to prepare kelewele in Ghana (Kelewele Recipe)
  • and many more.

Do you need an appetizer for your events or get-together? Then try this.

Ghana can boast of a wide selection of fried plantain recipes from simple roasted plantain to mouth-watering kelewele.

The Kelewele recipe is also available in most West African Countries. In Cameroon, it is called alloco.

Kelewele is mostly sold during the night at street corners and has become one of the most sought-after night foods in the Ghanaian culture.

 

kelewele with groundnut
Spicy Kelewele with groundnut

This spicy fried plantain recipe is easy to make. Ripe or overly ripe plantains are cut into pieces, mixed with spices and deep-fried in red oil until ready.


Kelewele Ingredients.

  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 2 pieces onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne or chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Maggie cube (optional)
  • Vegetable oil

kelewele ingredients


Steps to prepare Kelewele

  • Using a sharp knife, peel the riped plantains (You can cut both ends off the plantain.This will make it easy to remove the skin of the plantains)
  • Cut plantains in diagonal pieces or medium chunks. Set it aside.

 

  • Blend onions, ginger, garlic and chilli pepper in blender or food processor. Add water to the ingredients(Make sure to obtain a thicker consistent mixture)
  • Pour blender mixture in a bowl and add grated nutmeg, salt and cube. Set aside
  • In a large bowl mix the plantain pieces and the blended mixture together.
  • Let it rest for about 10 to 20 minutes to absorb the flavor.
  • Heat up a large pan with oil for deep frying under medium-high heat until hot.
  • Fry the plantain pieces, until golden brown. (Do not overcrowd the pan, it will cause the plantains to be soggy and absorb excess oil)

 

  • Remove and transfer the fried plantains unto a sieve or tissue paper for drainage of oil.
  • Serve warm with groundnuts or Cooked rice.

What to serve kelewele with.

It is mostly served with groundnuts or beans stew. While others prefer it as a dessert, it can also be served with plain rice, jollof rice and waakye as an appetizer.


Other Recipes to try.

How to prepare kontomire stew

How to prepare asaana

How to prepare fried rice in Ghana

How to Prepare Kelewele. Easy Recipe

Kelewele is mostly sold during the night at street corners and has become one of the most after night foods in the Ghanaian culture.

Type: dessert

Cuisine: Ghanaian

Keywords: kelewele

Recipe Yield: 4

Calories: 102

Preparation Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 15M

Total Time: 25M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 4 riped plantains
  • 1 onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne or chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Maggie cube (optional)
  • Vegetable oil

Recipe Instructions:

STEPS: Using a sharp knife, peel the riped plantains (You can cut both ends off the plantain.This will make it easy to remove the skin of the plantains) Cut plantains in diagonal pieces or medium chunks. Set it aside. Blend onions , ginger, garlic and chilli pepper in blender or food processor. Add water to the ingredients(Make sure to obtain a thicker consistency) Pour blender mixture in a bowl and add grated nutmeg, salt and cube. Set aside In a large bowl mix the plantain pieces and the blended mixture together. Let it rest for about 10 to 20 minutes to absorb the flavor. Heat up a large skillet with oil for deep frying under medium-high heat until hot. Fry the plantain pieces, until golden brown.(Do not overcrowd the pan, it will cause the plantains to be soggy and absorb excess oil) Remove and transfer the fried plantains unto a sieve or tissue paper for drainage of oil. Serve warm with groundnuts or Cooked rice.

Editor's Rating:
10
Agatha Nyamehttps://myrecipejoint@gmail.com
Agatha Nyame is a food lover, a musician and a nurse. She is the Chief Content Editor of My Recipe Joint. She spends most of her time recording music and sharing recipes to the everyday Ghanaian. Agatha is currently a practicing Nurse in Ghana. Get in touch via Telephone: +233 (0) 542 336 819

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