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Kelewele is a popular dessert in Ghana that is mostly soldat night. It is best served with peanuts/groundnut.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 145 kcal


  • 4 ripe plantains
  • 2 onion
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne or chili pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 nutmeg
  • Salt
  • Maggie cube
  • Vegetable oil


  •  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 about10 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.



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.


Calories: 145kcal
Keyword kelewele
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