How to make delicious ghanaian kelewele at home

Kelewele is a ghanaian meal that is made from plantain, ginger, onions and peppers. It’s a very easy to make meal, fast cooking and mouthwatering to eat.

Introduction

Coming from a ghanaian dad, I always hear my dad talk about some delicious meals he was used to while growing up. When he talks, you see how his face lights up as he describes the way each dish is created to perfection. I had the experience of finally trying out one of such meals when I traveled to Ghana myself. To cut the story short, ghanians have some of the best meals and they know how to cook.

Today, I am going to be sharing the recipe behind making delicious ghanaian kelewele and I hope you try to make some at home. Not to worry, most of the ingredients can be found at home or gotten nearby.

What is kelewele?

According to Wikipedia, kelewele simply means “hot plantain chips”. It is made with plantain and hot spices. I am sure you are curious to know what these spices are and what makes it stands out from normal plantain everyone fries.

Kelewele

Ingredients involved in making kelewele

  • Some drier pepper or fresh pepper
  • One cube of Maggi
  • A pinch of salt
  • One large onions
  • Ground nut oil for frying
  • Ginger
  • Bunch of ripe plantains

Steps involved in kelewele

  1. Peel your plantains
  2. Slice your plantains into smaller slices.
    • To do this, you could first make a longitudinal slice of the whole plantain in half then slice horizontally.
    • Or you could slice the plantain horizontally into four and then slice into bits
    • Just do whatever suits you
  3. Peel your ginger, onions.
  4. Remove the stalk from your pepper if it’s fresh pepper that is being used.
  5. Rinse your ginger,onions and pepper
  6. Blend with a little water.
  7. Alternatively, you can grate the ginger onions and pepper.
  8. Add a cube of magii and a pinch of salt to your mixture.
  9. Pour mixture on top of the sliced plantain and mix evenly.
  10. Leave for 15minutes or you can fry immediately. I feel leaving the plantain inside the mixture would allow the spices to get absorbed into the plantain and make it more delicious.
  11. Heat your pan till it’s dried up,
  12. Pour your oil into the pan and heat up
  13. Pour the plantain into the oil and fry till it turns light brown
  14. Use a paper towel to suck up the excess oil if needed.
  15. Serve with rice and delicious chicken

How to make delicious ghanian kelewele at home

Recipe by RYA’S KITCHENCourse: foodCuisine: GhanaianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

45

minutes

This is a brief and quick recipe summary read the whole post to avoid missing out on any bits

Ingredients

  • A bunch of ripe plantains

  • One large onions

  • Some drier pepper or fresh pepper

  • A finger of ginger

  • Ground nut oil for frying

  • A pinch of salt

  • One cube of Maggi

Directions

  • Slice your plantains into smaller slices.PlantainPlantains
  • Peel your plantains
  • Peel your ginger, onions.
  • Remove the stalk from your pepper
  • Rinse your ginger,onions and pepper
  • Blend with a little water. Alternatively, you can grate the ginger onions and pepper.
    Add a cube of magii and a pinch of salt to your mixture.
  • Leave for 15minutes or you can fry immediately. I feel leaving the plantain inside the mixture would allow the spices to get absorbed into the plantain and make it more delicious.
  • Heat your pan till it’s dried up. Pour your oil into the pan and heat up. Pour the plantain into the oil and fry till it turns light brown
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