Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains)

I think the sun and rain have been fighting with one another nowadays. Technically, May is the beginning of the raining season but, aaa… but…

It rains heavily at night and I am expecting a cool humid weather in the day. Then the sun says No! I am going to shine my brightest, emit more heat to cancel out the coolness from the rain.

In other news, look at my yummly kelewele to spice up the weekend. Cheers!

Kelewele is ripe plantains that is mixed with spices and fried. You get sweetness from the ripe plantains and heat from the spices. Mind, you it is for the strong at spice. You can get down the spices in this recipe, you can make it simple with just ginger, pepper and onions.

This is the real deal, like the ones from the road side.

5 from 1 vote
Kelewele (Spicy fried plantains)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Servings: 3 - 4
Author: Juliet@biscuitsandladles
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 2 inches ginger
  • 1 teaspoon anise seed
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 4-6 grains of selim
  • 1/2 small onion
  • Chilli pepper as required
  • 2 dashes salt
  • Oil for frying
  1. Remove plantain peels and cut into desired sizes. Blend or grind or the spices together. Pour over plantains and add salt.

  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer. When hot, drop in plantains. Fry till plantains are golden. Serve with roasted groundnuts.

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