How To Prepare Kelewele In Ghana
Kelewele is a popular Ghanaian snack, which is often fried and served with groundnut. The main kelewele recipe are plantain, 1 tsp Nutmeg, chili peppers, Oil for frying, and salt. Kelewele is mostly eaten as a super dish along with ground and kebab.
This type of Ghanaian food is mostly sold by street vendors in the morning and in the evening. You can also cook them yourself and serve with stew, rice, waakye, jollof rice, or simply eat them on their own.
Why is kelewele sold at night?
Kelewele is sold at night times because it gets really hot in the day; the average temperature in Accra is about 87 degrees Fahrenheit or 30 degrees Celsius.
Below are the best 9 kelewele recipe to use in preparing kelewele in Ghana;
- 6 Ripe Plantains
- 1/2 piece Raw Ginger
- 1/2 White Onion
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1 tsp Anise Seed
- 1 tsp Salt
- Oil for frying
Steps for preparing kelewele
Below are the simple steps for preparing kelewele in Ghana;
- Get a sharp knife, and cut a shallow line down the length of the plantain, then peel the back of the skin.
- After removing the plantain back gently slice it into cubes about 1 inch in size.
- Now cut your ginger, garlic, and onions in a large bowl. Then add in your cayenne pepper, anise seed, nutmeg, and salt.
- Mix well to create your own jerk seasoning.
- Add your plantain cubes to a bowl and toss with the spice mix. Let rest for 30 minutes.
- Now in a pan heat the oil, then add in your the plantains and heat to 350 degrees F.
- Use a strainer ladle to remove the plantains from the pan and rest on a plate covered with paper towels
- Lightly dab the plantains with paper towels to soak up any excess oil and serve immediately.
Sweet adjeley kelewele recipe
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