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Fufu is a staple food in many countries in West Africa, Central Africa, and Caribbean. Traditionally it can be made with starchy food like cassava, yams or plantains. This easy fufu recipe boils cassava and plantains first, and then blend them into a dough-like consistency. Finally, it’s shaped into small balls and served with soup, stew, or sauce. So satisfying and delicious!
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Fufu Recipe (+VIDEO)

Fufu is a staple food in many countries in West Africa, Central Africa, and Caribbean. Traditionally it can be made with starchy food like cassava, yams or plantains. This easy fufu recipe boils cassava and plantains first, and then blend them into a dough-like consistency. Finally, it’s shaped into small balls and served with soup, stew, or sauce. So satisfying and delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine African, Caribbean
Keyword African Fufu, Fufu
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 balls
Calories 160kcal
Author izzycooking

Ingredients

  • 1 pound cassava (I used 1 cassava for this recipe)
  • 1 pound plantains It’s best to use the plantains that are not completely ripe. I used 2 plantains for this recipe
  • water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse the cassava and plantains with cold water. Peel the skin and cut them into chunks.
  • In a large pot add water and bring it to boil.
  • Add cassava and plantain pieces, and boil them for about 15-20 minutes until they’re soft. Text by piercing with a fork after 15 minutes.
  • Transfer the pieces to a food processor or blender using a slotted spoon.
  • Pulse to blend, adding water GRADUALLY, until it reaches your desired consistency. It’s important to add small amount of water each time.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a piece of plastic wrap on the counter, and take about 2 spoons of the mixture to the middle of the wrap. Shape it into balls. Repeat with the rest of the dough. You’ll get about 8-10 fufu balls. Serve them with stew or soup.

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Notes

  • Store the individually wrapped fufu in the refrigerator and they'll last for 4-5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 646IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg