Kaklo (ripe plantain spicy cakes)

Kaklo (ripe plantain spicy cakes)

This post contains affiliate links.

I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through the link.

Kaklo, this week’s recipe is so dear to my heart because it has always been one of my favorite meals.

This is different from fried plantains aka Kelewele.

The difference is that Kaklo is made cornflour and Kelewele is not.

I always looked forward to lunch on Fridays as a kid. Because I knew I was going to be eating either fried plantains or Kaklo with beans stew.

The day you try this recipe you’ll feel cheated because it took you so long to find out about this wonderful recipe.

Also, don’t keep this recipe to yourself share it with your guests,  spices can found on Amazon.

5 from 5 votes

Kaklo (ripe plantain spicy cakes)

Extremely ripe plantains mashed and deep fried into spicy cakes.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author fnonterah2018


  • 5 Ripe Plantains
  • 2 Cups Canola Oil (For deep fry)
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 1/2 Pound Ginger Root
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  1. Cut up the ripe plantains into little pieces
  2. Put in a blender together with all the other ingredients and blend until its a smooth puree
  3. With an ice cream scoop, fill up the scoop with the mix; you can also make the balls with your palm
  4. Deep fry them for about 10 minutes or until its like the above shown picture. And your Kaklo is ready to be devoured!


19 thoughts on “Kaklo (ripe plantain spicy cakes)”

  1. Well, this is interesting! I have never heard about cakes like this. My bf would love them for sure, though I’m not sure where to find plantains. They are not very popular in Poland.

    1. Thanks Jere, yes plantains are the best. You can also cut them up add a little salt for taste and fry them.

  2. 5 stars
    It’s my first time to hear about that plantains, but I like the idea of having spicy cake. I will start searching plantains and I hope I can get one.

    1. Hi Melve, what part of the world are you located. You can find plantain in almost any part of the world. Thanks for stopping!

    1. Yes Veena, plantains are the best! Let me know how it goes when you try it. Thanks for stopping!

  3. 5 stars
    I love your food Fred, keep it up! I have a friend from the Dominican Republic who introduced me to plaintains, and I’m glad he did. They are delicious. Do you serve these with a sauce?

  4. 5 stars
    I love kaaklo so much, maybe my favourite way to have plantain. Think I will add a scotch bonnet to my mixture but love this dish! Gonna have to make beans to accompany 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating