Kelewele recipe – How to make Kelewele (Spicy fried plantain cubes)

How to make KeleWele (Kelewele recipe – Spicy fried plantain cubes)

Kelewele pronounced kele-wele is spicy plantain cubes seasoned with ginger, onions, cayenne pepper, and salt.

Kelewele
Kelewele straight out of hot oil.

Spicy fried plantain cubes is a popular and favorite street food in Ghana made out of riped plantains, sold by vendors at night times.

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.

Plantains are not bananas although they may look like them.  Bananas are eaten raw 90 percent of the time. Plantains can also be eaten raw but that’s rare.

There was a popular joint in  Accra called Labone Junction Kelewele, I have to admit that was the best I’ve had until I perfected the art.

My parents made sure we knew it was a treat anytime we were taken there. So we will not request to go there on consecutive days.

Serve this great dish with your favorite African cuisines like Waakye or Jollof.

Here’s a kelewele recipe you will enjoy.

Kelewele
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Kelewele

Is cubed spicy fried plantains fried in hot oil

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Tropical, West African
Keyword Kelewele
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 People

Ingredients

  • 3 Ripe Plantains
  • 1/2 Bulb Onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Ginger
  • 5 Tsp Water
  • Canola Oil for deep frying

Instructions

  1. Cut the plantains in two and then chop them up into cubes

    Fresh Ripe Plantains
  2. Add your dry ingredients together and then blend your water, onions, and ginger. After blending mix all the ingredients.

    Spices
  3. Add the spices to the cubed plantains

    Plantain and SPices
  4. Deep fry your plantain mix in pre-heated oil between 15-20 minutes

 

Lime-Ginger Summer Cooler


Lime-Ginger Summer Cooler

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Lime-Ginger
Lime Ginger Beverage

Lime-Ginger Summer Cooler is a tropical beverage with freshly squeezed lime and some fresh ginger root.

Nothing like a chilled, sweet and spicy beverage for the summer.

Last week I went to a store up our road that sell farm products and there was a mega deal they had which 20 Limes for a $1, it was too good to pass.

Immediately I thought I can make some Limeade, which I made last Friday, but didn’t last till Sunday.

I still had some Lime left and I thought I’ll create a drink similar to drinks I had growing up.

This is a common street drink that is sold in different parts of the city of Accra.

Accra can get as hot as 95 degrees Fahrenheit and there will be nothing more welcoming than a chilled delicious ginger drink.

The good thing about a Lime Ginger drink is really healthy for you just like other tropical beverages.

I also have a post on a peculiar drink called Sobolo is a prime example of healthy tropical drinks.

There was a great ginger pineapple drink I used to get when I lived in Philadelphia which was made in the Caribbean.

 

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Lime-Ginger Summer Cooler

This is a tropical beverage with freshly squeezed lime and some fresh ginger root. Nothing like a chilled, sweet and spicy beverage for the summer.

Course Drinks
Cuisine Tropical
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 People

Ingredients

  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Pound Ginger
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 5 Cups Water

Instructions

  1. Start by squeezing your lime with a squeezer after pour it into a pitcher and set aside.
  2.  Peel the ginger and chop to little pieces and blend with a cup of water for 3 minutes.
  3. With a strainer, strain the ginger and add it to the squeezed lime.

  4. Add water
  5. Finally, add your sugar and refrigerate your cooler for a couple of hours 



Sobolo (Jamaica De Agua)

 

Sobolo (Jamaica De Agua)

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SOBOLO (JAMAICA DRINK)

Or Jamaica is a tropical drink made out of dried Hibiscus flowers. 

Course Drinks
Cuisine Tropical
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 100 kcal
Author fnonterah2018

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Dried hibiscus/Jamaica
  • 2 Lemons
  • 10 Cups Water
  • 1-2 Cups Sugar Depends on how sweet you want it
  • 1/2 Pound Ginger

Instructions

  1. Slightly Rinse the dried Hibiscus
  2. Boil the hibiscus dried leaves, lemon, water, and ginger in a pan for about 15 minutes
  3. Let it cool off for about 3-4 hours
  4. Strain the mixture into a pitcher, add sugar and 5 more cups of water and refrigerate for about 6 hours or overnight

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Sobolo (Jamaica De Agua), Hibiscus Tea, Bissap is a highly popular beverage in Ghana and other West African countries.

It is slightly different from the Hibiscus tea/drink drunk in different parts of the world.

It has been around for a  while but it really got popular in Ghana between 2004 and 2006.

Now you can find it in almost any restaurant in Ghana or Nigeria.

You can switch things up by serving your guests with Sobolo they’ll be so grateful! Serve this refreshing drink with Jollof or fried rice.

Sobolo also has a lot of health benefits: Lowers blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol; it’s also rich in anti-oxidants.

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