Category: Plantain

Kelewele

Kelewele

Kelewele is a special Ghanaian snack made of small slices or cubes of fried plantain doused in spices.

kontomire stew with yam and plantain

Kontomire stew with boiled yam and plantain

Nkontomire or Kontomire is the name given to Cocoyam leaves or taro in Ghana. Taro which is a source of vitamins A and C is also native to other countries in Africa such as Nigeria (biggest producers in the world), Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In Egypt they are called kolkas and in Europe it had been used since Roman times

Tatale

Tatale

Tatale is Ghanaian by birth but quite frankly should have by now spread its wings across oceans and continents as its cousin kelewele has to an extent. Perhaps like a true gem, it remains hidden waiting to be unearthed.


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Red red

Red Red Stew (Black Eyed Beans Stew) with fried plantains

Red Red is simply black eyed beans in tomatoes, onion, pepper, palm oil mix sauce served traditionally with fried plantain and or tatale. This meal must have elicited so much red passion and excitement in folks that it was named twice! Red Red!