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Ghanaian Food: The Joy of Kelewele!!

 

 

I know this is a bit of a random post but if you know me then you will know that I write about absolutely everything and anything! Thus I thought I would take the opportunity to comment on one of my favourite snacks and I’m sure I’m not alone in my fondness for the Ghanaian delicacy which is known as ‘kelewele”

For those of you who are not familiar with “kelewele” (you need to get to know!) it is essentially finely cut pieces of fried plantain chips, seasoned with spices. The plantain may be cut diagonally into chips or into cubes. Usually, ginger, cayenne pepper and salt are the typical spices used to make kelewele. However, onions, anise, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and chili powder are also used as spices

“Kelewele” was and still is a big hit among my family members.  The sweet smell of plantain frying on the stove on a Sunday afternoon was a familiar occurrence in my house when I was younger. The good thing about this snack is that is quick and easy to make it can be served with groundnuts (my personal favorite) beans, or even rice.

For readers of the blog who have never had kelewele before (though if your Ghanaian I will actually find that hard to believe).  You can get the recipe at the sneaky kitchen website; http://sneakykitchen.com/Recipes/kele_wele.htm

Happy eating! and spread the word about this great snack my aim is to get Kelewele to overtake Fish& Chips as the UK’s favorite snack! Chicken Tikka massala curry originally from India was voted as the Britain’s favorite meal so it’s possible people.

Comment and tell us about the joy kelewele has brought to your life, don’t be shy.

Ben Jk Anim-Antwi


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