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Baked Kelewele ‘Fries’! (Old recipe)

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This was my first healthy Ghanaian recipe from my blog! You can definitely see the progress in my photography and presentation skills haha. Find the updated recipe here.

Kelewele is a very popular Ghanaian snack made from plantain. The original recipe is fried. However, as a healthier alternative, I decided to bake them. Coconut oil and ginger are the essential ingredients for this dish. Without them, this dish would not be kelewele. Here is the recipe for this DELICIOUS snack:



  • 1 green or yellow (ripe) plantain
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chilli powder


  • Cut your plantain into thin finger-width ‘sticks’.
  • Lay the plantain in a baking dish. Make sure all the ‘sticks’ are touching the bottom surface.
  • Mix in the salt, chilli powder and ginger paste.
  • Pour this over your plantain in the baking dish.
  • Place in your oven at 180*C.
  • Leave for 20 minutes or until the top surface is golden brown/ brown.
  • Flip the ‘sticks’ over and place back in the oven until golden brown/brown for another 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Bry xo



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  1. […] as they are usually deep fried and therefore high in fat and calories. Well, just like my baked kelewele fries, I opted for a healthier alternative by baking them and they came out tasting exactly the same as […]

  2. […] This was my first Ghanaian recipe and I think it has been the most popular. Kelewele is a delicious Ghanaian street food snack. Even though plantain is very common in West Africa and in the Caribbean, what makes this type of plantain special is that it’s made with a combination of spices that make it uniquely Ghanaian. To make this recipe healthier, I baked the kelewele sticks in the oven and they were absolutely delicious! Try the recipe here. […]

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