Fufu Recipe


This Fufu Recipe, originating from Africa, is a staple side dish in many West African countries. Made from starchy root vegetables like cassava, yams, or plantains, Fufu is pounded into a smooth, elastic consistency and pairs perfectly with hearty soups and stews. It’s an essential element of African cuisine, providing a neutral yet satisfying base that complements bold flavors.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serving: 4


  • 2 cups cassava flour
  • 2 cups water
  • Optional: 1 cup plantain flour or yam flour


  1. Prepare the Ingredients:
    • Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a pot.
  2. Mix the Flour:
    • Slowly add the cassava flour, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon to avoid lumps. Add plantain or yam flour if desired, and keep stirring until the mixture thickens.
  3. Cook Until Smooth:
    • Reduce heat to low and continue stirring the mixture vigorously until it becomes smooth and stretchy. This process should take about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Shape and Serve:
    • Once the Fufu is smooth and fully cooked, remove it from heat. Wet your hands and shape the mixture into small balls or any desired shape before serving alongside a soup or stew.


  • For a smoother consistency, add more water to the flour gradually while stirring.
  • Fufu can be stored in an airtight container and reheated with some water over low heat.

Nutritional Information per Serving (Based on USDA Guidelines):

  • Calories: 180 kcal
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 15mg

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