Recipe from Uganda: Banana Pancakes

07/21/14

Making kabalagalabanana pancakes—is a fun way to explore the culture of Uganda. These little pancakes (called kabs for short) taste kind of like fried plantains and are very yummy. They’ll make a great side dish for your dinner—and they're gluten free!

 
This recipe takes about 45 minutes and makes about 4 servings.
 
Kabalagala
 
 

Ingredients:

Kabalagala ingredients
 
2 over-ripe plantains (or bananas)

1 lb of tapioca flour (or white flour)

Canola oil (enough for deep frying)
 

Instructions:

1. Peel the plantains and mash them in a bowl. 
Peel the plantains and mash them in a bowl
 
 
2. Slowly add flour while mixing until the mixture is thick enough to knead. You will end up using most of the flour. 
Slowly add flour while mixing until the mixture is thick enough to knead
 
 
3. Knead the dough, adding flour until the mixture is no longer sticky. 
 
 
4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll it to about 1/4 inch thick. At this time, begin heating oil in a frying pan. 
 
5. Using a cup or another appropriate cutter, cut the dough into circles. 
Using a cup or another appropriate cutter, cut the dough into circles
 
 
6. Place the dough in the oil once it starts to sizzle a little. It doesn't have to be boiling, but it should be pretty hot. At the right temperature, the dough should cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. You may need to turn the ‘kabs’ after a few minutes. Adjust the temperature up or down as needed. 
Place dough in oil. At the right temperature the dough should cook for about 4 t
 
Enjoy!

 

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