A simple recipe of "Kabalagala" also locally known in Uganda as kabs or (banana) pancakes.
|Prep time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 30 minutes||Total time: 45 minutes|
For best results, a type of small sweet bananas locally known as "ndizzi" should be used. It seems they are otherwise called "apple bananas", "manzana bananas". A picture of ndizzi is at this link: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2372/2401793290_ba5b192ee4.jpg. Other sweet banana types such as used for this recipe can be used but will not taste as good. More about "ndizzi": http://www.bananas.org/wiki/Musa_Manzano, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bananito.
UpdateI discovered that overripe GONJA as plantains are called in Uganda can be used to make kabalagala which in fact tastes more like that made with NDIZZI than that made with other types of banana found in places like Europe where it might not be easily available. Check out this "gonja version" of kabalagala => http://www.orbituganda.com/kabalagala-using-gonja with an accompanying video.
NOTES : Cabs are best enjoyed warm and fresh, e.g. with a cup of tea. If warmed up in a pan or oven, they become soft and taste fresh.
Other types of bananas may need some sugar to make the kabs as sweet as those made with "ndizzi" / apple bananas.