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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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Olufunmilayo Aina

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

I never knew I can make fufu with fresh blended green plantain. I will give it a trial. Thanks.

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 4th of November 2020

Glad you now know ๐Ÿ˜„ I'll love to know what you think once you try it!

Karon Prince

Friday 12th of June 2020

Thank you for this delicious recipe. I really love to eat Fufu but I would normally get the boxed one. So when I was unable to get it because the supermarket that usually sells it closed, I was just forced to figure out how to do it myself. Thank you. I will do my very own from now on, not having to depend on the supermarket anymore. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค— this recipe was very easy. I thought it used flour but I didn't need it. Thanks again.

Olayemi ayomide

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Thanks for d good work keep it up

Ronald Bass, Sr.

Saturday 21st of March 2020

I enjoyed cooking the plantain fufu freshly cooked plantain thank you for the ideas and sharing of the information

Lola Osinkolu

Saturday 21st of March 2020

Thanks for the feedback! Iโ€™m glad you found the post helpful :)

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