Kabalagala (Ugandan Pancakes)
These pancakes from Uganda are called Kabalagala. They are made from cassava (tapioca) flour, mashed sweet banana or plantains which are irresistibly sweet. Gluten free, sugar free they look more like doughnuts but every possible Ugandan blog post, article I read about food from Uganda describes Kabalagala as a pancake. The recipe is very simple and the pancakes were absolutely delicious with a hot cup of coffee. Kabalagala in the Luganda language means pancake made using sweet bananas and cassava flour. The original preparation made by Nubians was called kabalagara. An affluent area in the city of Kampala is named after the pancake. Kabalagala is a famous street food in Uganda, enjoyed with tea as breakfast or served with stew. It is believed that these pancakes became very famous as a cheap alternative to cakes and bread during the Idi Amin Regime as they were affordable, and combination of banana and cassava keeps one’s tummy full for a long period of time.