Prepare time: 30 min
Cook: 1 hr
Ready in: 1 hr 30 min

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. It is also eaten in Nigeria.


  • 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
  • salt


  1. Mash the plantains into a soft consistency with a masher or hand mixer
  2. Cut the pepper and onions into very tiny parts
  3. Add the pepper and onions together with a sniff of ginger and salt (according to taste) into the mix
  4. Add around 3 cups of maisflour and mix all very well into a well bound texture
  5. Let the mix stand for about 30 minutes
  6. Fill a pot with peanut oil so it comes up around 2 inch from the bottom on the fire.
  7. When the oil is hot enough you can use a big spoon to make round scoops from the mix and fry these scoopson both sides until they turn golden brown.
  8. Let them leak out on plate with kitchen paper before serving them as delicious snacks or as a side dish to your African meal

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