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Kabalagala – Ugandan Banana Pancakes

A yummy, traditional Ugandan recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine african, african cuisine, ugandan street food


  • 2 Large bananas
  • 2-3 cups Plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Vegetable Oil for deep frying
  • Extra Sugar For dusting


  • Peel and mash the bananas in a large bowl
  • Mix flour, salt and sugar together in a separate bowl
  • Gradually spoon the flour mix into the mashed banana and mix until it turns into a dough
  • Dust a work surface with flour, and kneed the dough ensuring it is not sticky
  • Roll the dough out until it's approximately 2cm thick. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out round discs until the dough is all used.
  • Heat oil in a deep ban over a medium heat (to check the oil is hot enough, drop a tiny piece of dough in the oil and watch it to rise to the top!)
  • Fry pancakes in small batches until they are a rich golden brown - don't take them out early or they might not be cooked through!
  • Remove to a plate, and sprinkle with sugar
  • Enjoy!