If you have some overripe plantains lying in your kitchen, then this tatale recipe is the best way to utilise them! Tatale is a staple in Ghanaian cuisine. The main ingredient in tatale is mashed plantains which are spiced with a combination of ingredients to create the unique Ghanaian pancake. Traditionally, I have witnessed tatale being fried in an excessive amount of palm oil and this is why I created a lighter version which uses less oil. This recipe is plant-based, vegan, gluten-free (if you use a gluten-free flour instead) but most of all, delicious! Without further ado, here is the recipe!
TATALE (Plantain pancake)
- 2 small Overipe plantains (Or 1 large overripe plantain)
- 1 thumb-sized Piece of fresh ginger (Grated)
- 1 large Clove of Garlic (Crushed)
- 2 Small green chillis (Chopped)
- 1/2 Spring Onion
- 1/2 Small white/red onion (Grated)
- 1 pinch Salt
- 3 tbsp Flour of your choice (White, gluten free, oat)
- 2 tbsp Olive oil (For cooking)
In a large bowl, mash your plantain until it is smooth.
Add the rest of your ingredients into the bowl and mix until completely combined.
In a frying pan, add your oil and spoon your plantain mixture in to form the shape of a flat pancake. Do this until all the mixture has been used.
I served my tatale with a chunky version of my guacamole recipe! The combination was perfect!
I hope you liked this post and I hope you give this recipe a try!