The Recipe for Plantain cake from Ghana (Tatale)
Tatale is a delicious Ghanaian plantain cake made from very ripe plantains. Plantain, also know as cooking banana is a very common ingredient in Western Africa. In Ghana they use plantain in many different ways, but one of the favourite ghanaian foods is Tatale. This delicious snack from ghana has a really easy recipe and is therefore also easy for you to make at home to taste the rich flavours of West Africa.
Ingredients for Ghanaian Tatale
- 4 very ripe plantains (turning black on the outside)
- 2 Onions
- Ginger powder
- 1 red pepper (select the one you can handle)
- Maisflour (or other type of flour if not available)
- Peanut oil
How to cook Tatale from Ghana
- Mash the plantains into a soft consistency with a masher or hand mixer
- Cut the pepper and onions into very tiny parts
- Add the pepper and onions together with a sniff of ginger and salt (according to taste) into the mix
- Add around 3 cups of maisflour and mix all very well into a well bound texture
- Let the mix stand for about 30 minutes
- Fill a pot with peanut oil so it comes up around 2 inch from the bottom on the fire.
- When the oil is hot enough you can use a big spoon to make round scoops from the mix and fry these scoops on both sides until they turn golden brown.
- Let them leak out on plate with kitchen paper before serving them as delicious snacks or as a side dish to your African meal