How to prepare 'tatale' and beans stew

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

Tatale and beans stew


  • 2 over ripe plantains, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • oil for cooking (either vegetable oil or palm oil)
  • 4 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized salmon
  • Pepper
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 500g red beans

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  • Start by mashing plantain with potato masher
  • Add onion, cornmeal, ginger, cayene, salt and mix thoroughly.
  • Add water and stir. Cover it for 20-30 minutes.
  • Heat a pan with enough oil until very hot.
  • Scoop a one ladle of plantain mixture into the oil and spread to form your desired shape.
  • Turn the plantain pancake when it starts to turn brown.
  • Remove pancakes and drain on paper towel before serving.
  • Wash all vegetables.
  •  Soak beans in water for one hour. Then boil for one and half hour using 2 litres of water until the beans are soft. Add more water when necessary until the beans are cooked and drain them in colander.
  •  In another saucepan,heat the oil and add the onions, garlic, ginger and pepper until all the liquid evaporates.
  •  Add the blended tomatoes. Remove all the bones from the salmon and add while stirring intermittently for 15 minutes.
  •  Add salt and the cooked beans to the stew and stir. Lower the heat and cover saucepan.
  • Serve pancake and beans stew


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