Spicy, juicy, and fun, Kelewele is a tasty snack that Ghanaians love to eat on the go. Add a little roasted groundnuts to the mix and this guilty pleasure gets even better with each bite.


  • Plantain – 4 -6 Fingers
  • Cayenne/ Red Pepper – 1⁄2 tsp
  • Blended Ginger – 1⁄2 tsp.
  • Salt – Enough to taste


  1. Grind together blended ginger, pepper, and salt, then mix with water.
  2. In a glass bowl toss together the plantain cubes and spice mixture.
  3. In a deep skillet, heat oil (just deep enough to allow plantains to float). Fry plantains, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. (Don’t try to fry them all at once; they should not touch each other while frying.).
  4. Drain on absorbent paper and keep in warmed oven until all the plantains are fried.
  5. Serve the kelewele and add a handful of roasted groundnuts if you want this treat to be a little crunchy.
Country:  Ghana
Meal:  Snack
Diet:  Vegeterian
Chef:  Audrey Selormey, Buka

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