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Recipe: How To Make The Delicious Ghanaian Delicacy ‘Kaklo’

Kaklo Kakro

Kaklo KakroKaklo or Kakro (fried plantain cake) is a delicious traditional Ghanaian snack made from very ripe plantain.

Kaklo is somewhat similar to Mosa, a Nigerian snack except that it doesn’t contain yeast.

Here is how to make this simple yet delicious delicacy.


  • 3- 4 overripe plantains
  • 1 cup of  flour
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 teaspoon of ground/chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste


1. Peel plantains and cut them into a bowl.

2. Blend the plantain into a smooth puree or use an earthenware bowl and mortar to mash the plantain.

3. Add the onion, ginger, salt, pepper and mix well with a spatula.

4. Add the flour and mix well.

5. In a deep skillet, heat a large volume of oil over medium heat.

6. Using a spoon, scoop some of the dough and dip it in hot oil.

7. Fry on both sides until golden brown.

8. Remove from oil and place on a tray with kitchen towel paper.

9. Serve hot or warm.

10. Kaklo can be eaten alone, with roasted groundnuts, cooked beans or sauce.

You can also watch the video below as a guide.