HOW TO MAKE GHANA RED RED (Plantain and beans!)

How To Make Ghana Red-Red (Plantain and Beans!)

Plantain & Beans
Plantain and beans is a popular street food in Ghana, West Africa.

Ghana Red-red (Plantain and Beans!) as we call it in Ghana is a highly popular delicious street food. Memories of Red-Red takes me back to when I was in High School.

My friends and I will purchase a good amount of Red-Red with a little bit of gari. We bought our delicacy from a popular spot just off campus for breakfast.

And once we ate we were set for the day, it helped a great deal since we were broke High School students.

Plantain and beans is a balanced diet that vegetarians are big fans of. Some people might add pieces of fish to their beans stew but most don’t.

Some will also eat the beans with gari, rice, or some other form of Carbohydrate. Plantains are also a great side that a lot of people eat with main courses like Jollof, or fried rice.

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HOW TO MAKE GHANA RED RED (Plantain and beans!)

Red-Red is a Ghanaian favorite street food made of Beans and Ripe plantains.

Course Main Course
Cuisine West African
Keyword How To Make Ghana Red-Red (Plantain and Beans!)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1/8 Pound GINGER
  • 1 HABANERO PEPPERS You can reduce or skip it altogether if you can't handle the heat.
  • OIL

Fried Plantain

  • 4 Large Ripe Plantains
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil


  1. Add your pound of Beans (Black-Eyed Peas) in a pot with water and boil at meduim heat for about 40 minutes. Occasionally check the water level.

  2. While your beans is boiling chop up your onions and set aside

  3. Chop up your tomatoes, ginger, Habanero peppers and pour into a blender. Blend until its nice and smooth.

  4. In a seperate cooking pot warm up your oil for 5 minutes and fry your onions for another 5 minutes.

  5. Add the blended ingredients, paprika, salt and cayenne. Lower the heat on your stove and let simmer for 30 minutes.

  6. When the beans is cooked, drain the water and add it to the sauce mix, stir and let simmer for another 10-15 minutes

Fried Plantains

  1. Cut up the ripe plantains into about 8-10 slices each and add salt to taste in a bowl

  2. Fry the plantains on meduim heat for about 15 minutes or until its golden brown

ATTIE’KE’- Ache-ke’ (Cassava Couscous)

ATTIE’KE’- Ache-ke’ (Cassava Couscous) 

Tilapia Served with Atseke
Tilapia served with Atseke and some hot sauce.

ATTIE’KE’ is a side dish that is native to the Ivory Coast, West Africa. However, it is also eaten in Liberia and the western part of Ghana.

Attie’ke’ is made from the Cassava / Yuca plant that is found mostly in West Africa and South America. It is prepared from fermented cassava that has been granulated.

I did not eat at all when growing up but I had heard about it several times. I guess it was because my parents had never eaten it or ate it and did not like it.

So when I finally ate it a few years ago,  it was so delicious and  I felt very cheated because I had been missing out for over 30 years. To make matters worse, it’s so easy to make!

The best place to find this product is an African Store or good ole Amazon. And a popular brand Nayama Natural Attie’ke’. Open up the contents in the box and cook with water, olive oil, and salt.

Nayama Natural Attieke

Serve with roasted or fried Tilapia, mackerel, or cassava fish with alloco, Shitto, or some other hot sauce.

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ATTIE'KE'- Ache-ke' (Cassava Couscous)

Attie'ke' is a side dish made from cassava which originates from the Ivory Coast.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine West African
Keyword Attie'ke' - Acheke' (Cassava Couscous)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 1400 kcal
Author fnonterah2018


  • 2 Cups Nayama Natural Attie'ke'
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Veggies for garnishing
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a bowl pour in your attieke, water, salt, and oil. Mix all the ingredients

  2. Put it in a microwave oven for 5 minutes. Around the 2 minute mark run a fork through it up.

  3. Garnish with veggies once its done with veggies

Fried Rice

Fried Rice

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Fried Rice
5 from 5 votes

Fried Rice

Cooked Basmati rice fried with onions, and other veggies.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, West African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 People


  • 3 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 Bulb Onion
  • 1 Sweet Red Pepper
  • 1 Habanero Pepper
  • 3 Tbsp Home Made Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Seasoned Salt
  • 1 Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Medium Sized Carrots Shredded
  • 3 Cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Canola Oil


  1. Start by cooking your 3 cups of rice with the 3 the cups of water with a pinch of salt
  2. While the rice is cooking cut up your vegetables.
  3. Heat your oil in a skillet or a wok and pour your onions in a let it cook for 5 minutes
  4. Pour in your rice and stir for a few minutes and add in other other veggies
  5. Add seasoned salt and Oyster sauce and stir, your fried rice should be ready in about another 5-10 minutes. Serve with a salad and some chicken!

Fried rice is one of our favorite meals at home not only because its quick to make but also because its so delicious.

I remember sometime 2 years ago was when I noticed my son will come up with a dance whenever I made it.

The picture above was my lunch for today, I ate it with chicken and Kaklo .

If you want to eat it the West African way serve it with some shitto , you can thank me later :).

Most of the ingredients can found on Amazon.