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kaklo recipe


Kaklo is a famous local snack with a spicy taste that can be enjoyedespecially for lunch. Kaklo means ‘fried’ in our Ghanaian Language.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 150 kcal


  • Blender / Earthenware bowl and mortar.
  • Ladle /spoon
  • Draining spoon


  • 3 overripe plantains
  • 1 cup of  flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 tbsp powdered pepper
  • 1 tbsp grounded ginger
  • Vegetable oil


  • Peel plantains and cut them into a bowl.
  • Blend the plantain with a blender or use an earthenware bowl and mortar orany means you are comfortable with to crush the plantain.
  • Add in your onion, ginger, salt and powdered pepper and mix till itcombines well.
  • Next, add in your flour.
  • Heat your oil and use a spoon or ladle to fetch desired amounts of themixture into the heated oil.
  • Fry and turn over till it is well fried and golden brown.
  • Remove them from oil and drain excess oil.
  • Serve unto a plate or tray lined with kitchen tissue paper.



Today, we are going to learn how to prepare kaklo made from overripe plantain. Stay with me as we discover the recipe for kaklo or spicy plantain balls.


Calories: 150kcal
Keyword fried plantain, kaklo, plantain chips
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