Today I am sharing an absolutely lip smacking street food from Tunisia .Fried Plantain (Tunisian Style) is a very popular from this African Nation. It takes just 20 minutes to put this together and serve.I can’t wait to try popular Vegetarian street foods from all over the world.

Some Popular Street Foods from Africa:

There are many countries in African Continent. Each country has a unique taste and culture. We are spoiled for choices.Street Food is mostly sold by the locals.African street food is not only delicious and spicy, but it is rich in history and diversity, dating back to ancient times. The more you explore about this culture the more you learn. Their culture is very unique and interesting. Some cultures and food are influenced by the settlement of immigrants.Now they are well settled for generations.List of some popular street food from Africa:
  • Boboti from South Africa
  • Poulet Yassa from Senegal
  • Fried Mopani Worms from Zimbabwe
  • Boerie Roll from South Africa
  • Kachi Keri from Kenya
  • Kelewele from Ghana
  • Bessara from Morocco
  • Suya from Nigeria
  • Bunny Chow from South Africa
  • Mofo Gasy from Madagascar
  • Chebakia from Morocco
  • Rolex from Uganda
  • Ethiopian Coffee from Ethiopia
  • The list goes on ……………………………

Ingredients for Fried Plantain (Tunisian Style):

  • Ripe Plantain–We need ripe but firm plantains. I have used the local Pisang Raja variety.
  • Dried Red Chillies–Gives some spice kick to the fried fritters
  • Salt– Use as per taste.Main Ingredient of this dish.
  • Oil–Use any non flavored oil for frying.
  • Zaatar spice–Gives a nice flavor and taste to the dish.

Recipe for Fried Plantain (Tunisian Style):

  • Author: Preethi Prasad
  • Prep Time : 5 Mins
  • Cook Time : 15 Mins
  • Total Time : 20 mins
  • Course : Street Food
  • Cuisine : African

Ingredients for Fried Plantain (Tunisian Style):

  • 2 Ripe but firm Plantains(Pisang Raja Variety)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 Tbsp Zaatar Spice
  • Oil for Frying


  • Peel and Slice the ripe plantain into thick slices
  • Dry roast the red chillies and grind them to fine powder
  • Heat oil in a wide Pan.
  • Once the oil is hot deep fry the plantain slices on medium heat until golden brown on all sides.
  • Ensure not to burn
  • Remove the fried plantain slices on a paper tower and let the excess oil drain.
  • In a bowl mix salt ,zaatar spice and chilli powder and toss the fried plantains in this mixture.
  • Serve and Enjoy………… Do follow my blog and Social media handles on Facebook , Instagram , Twitter and Pinterest to get an update on the latest recipes.The more you share the more I will be happy.

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  1. That zatar n chilly kick to this street food must be another level of food ! Amazing share and so many many street foods for us to choose from ❤️

  2. Fried Plantain Tunisian Style looks so tempting. What an easy snack to prepare and tasty sounding with the chilis and za’atar. Street food world over tends to be so yummy.

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