Kelewele (Fried Spicy Plantain)

Kelewele are easy, quick and super tasty spicy fried plantain cubes. Kelewele is a popular and well-loved Ghanaian food.


  1. Vegetable oil for frying
  2. 5 ripe plantains, diced into cubes or chunks
  3. 1 small onion
  4. 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger, or more to taste
  5. 2 each of whole cloves, crushed
  6. 2 to 3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper
  7. Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350°F (175°C). Place chunk plantains in a bowl
  2. Puree onion in a blender until smooth. Stir in ginger and cloves; pour mixture over the plantains. Mix in the cayenne pepper and salt. Stir to coat plantains
  3. Place plantains in the hot oil; fry until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.

NB: You may splash peanuts into the kelewele for more taste.

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