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HOW TO MAKE PLANTAIN FUFU

Plantain Fufu is basically a solid meal or swallow (as we call it in West Africa) made from green plantains. The plantains we use for this recipe is the green unripe plantains. Plantains are grain free and gluten free and they are a good source of Magnesium, Calcium and many other nutrients. In fact, it is recommended as a health food for diabetes and also helps to improve general body wellness.

Plantain Fufu

 plantain fufu

This meal is really easy to prepare. All you have to do is to peel and cut the plantains into small chunks – this will make blending a breeze. Pour the blended plantain inside a pot and continue to stir until it becomes stretchy – so easy!

Though, this recipe can also be made using plantain flour – which is a flour made by drying the green plantains and grinding it into a fine powder.

I choose to use the green plantains today because that is what I have at home at the moment but if you like you can also use the plantain flour for this recipe. It works just as well. However, I will advise you buy one that has no preservative in it.

Sometimes, we plan to use the green plantains in our recipes but all of a sudden, they go ripe on us. The best thing to do in order to prevent this is to store them and you will be able to use them anytime you choose to.

Variant names of fufu include Foofoo, Fufuo, Foufou, Foutou and many more depending on the part of Africa.

Plantain fufu can be paired with Okro, Spinach (efo riro), Egusi soup, Ogbono and more.

BELOW IS A VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF PLANTAIN FUFU:

 

 

Plantain Fufu

HOW TO MAKE PLANTAIN FUFU

Plantain Fufu is basically a solid meal or swallow (as we call it in West Africa) made from green plantains. The plantains we use for this recipe is the green unripe plantains. Plantains are grain free and gluten free and they are a good source of Magnesium, Calcium and many other nutrients.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: African
Keyword: homemade, local
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 218kcal
Author: Lola Osinkolu

Ingredients

  • 2 Plantains green
  • 1/2 Cup water

Instructions

  • Peel the plantain and cut it into small sizes
  • Throw in the cut plantain pieces in a blender and blend until smooth
  • Pour the batter inside a pot and cook on a medium heat stirring constantly until a stretchy and dough-like consistency is formed

Video

Notes

You need to stir thoroughly until the fufu is formed otherwise you might end up with lumps
When the fufu is done, cover it or wrap it in a plastic wrap in order to prevent it from forming a crust. Leave it to cool for few minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 2015IU | Vitamin C: 32.9mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1.1mg

Leave it to cool for few minutes before eating. This will make the Fufu a little firmer.

 

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Chea

Friday 26th of March 2021

Good morning, Greetings from the Bahamas. Thanks for your recipe. Seems easy enough to make however prior to finding your recipe today I had purchased a box of plantain fufu flour from my local supermarket I checked the ingredients (after you mentioned to avoid the ones with preservatives) and unfortunately it does have preservatives....should I not use it? And what are the cons if I do? Thanks

Maurice Gavros

Tuesday 16th of March 2021

I can not wait to try to make fufu with my daughter. I tried while I was in Ghana a few years ago now we gonna try to make some our selves.

James

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I was very surprised to see plantain with yuca/cassava recipe and technique.i will try very soon. I am the cassava cake King.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

I'm sure you will love it! I will be happy to hear your feedback!!

Robin

Saturday 5th of December 2020

I'm so excited to try this recipe. I love plantains and never thought about making it as a fufu!

Kate Oturu

Friday 27th of November 2020

Can I make fufu with unripe plantain peels flour?

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

I haven't tried doing that before so I can't say if it will work or not.

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