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Kelewele | Spicy fried plantain on paper served with peanuts

Kelewele - Spicy Fried Plantain

Abi Olayiwola
Delicious and moreish spicy fried plantain.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, starter
Cuisine African, Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 145 kcal


  • 1 Plantain ripe
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper or chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 200 ml Oil for frying


  • Cut off the ends of the plantain and make a cut into the skin with a knife.
  • Remove the skin and cut the plantain into small cubes. Pour into a bowl.
  • Add the plantain, ginger, garlic, pepper and some salt into the bowl.
  • Stir the plantain and spices gently with a wooden spoon so the spices coat the cubes. Be careful not to mash the plantain when mixing the spices in.
  • Heat the oil in a shallow pan and pour in the plantain when it becomes hot.
  • Stir the plantain in the oil regularly to prevent sticking. When the colour becomes golden brown, remove from the oil with a slotted spoon.


Calories: 145kcal
Keyword Ghanaian street food, kelewele, plantain, spicy fried plantain
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