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Kelewele - Spicy Fried Plantain

Easy Kelewele - Spicy Fried Plantains

This Kelewele, an easy, quick, and super tasty Spicy Fried Plantain cubes. Made with ripe plantains that are peeled, cut into small cubes or bite-size chunks, and seasoned with spices such as Onion, Garlic, Cayenne Peper, and Ginger.
Course Dessert, Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade, Kelewele, plantain
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 149kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 3 Ripe Plantains
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Olive Oil for deep frying


  • Peel the plantains and cut them into bite-sized cubes or chunks.
  • Add the ginger, garlic, chili powder, nutmeg, salt, and the one Tbsp of Olive Oil.
  • Mix everything together until the spices are well distributed all over the plantain cubes.
  • Heat up the Olive Oil in a fry-Pan. Once the Oil is hot, gently lower the plantains inside the Oil using a slotted spoon
  • Fry for about 6 to 10 minutes, turning over at intervals until the plantain is caramelized with golden brown edges.


  1. Don’t overfill the pan otherwise, the plantains will not brown evenly - It’s okay to fry in batches if the plantains cannot fit into your pan at once.
  2. Be sure to Keep a close eye on the plantains while frying because they have a tendency to burn if it’s not well attended to.
  3. Before frying the Kelewele, make sure the oil is hot. If the Oil is not hot enough the plantains will absorb the Oil, and it will turn out too soft and Oil lodged.


Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 470mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1230IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg