Cassava Fufu is a dish, or rather a traditional African accompaniment. It is very widespread in West Africa, in Ghana, Ivory Coast, Congo or Cameroon.
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What is Fufu made of ?
It is a delicious ball of dough made of water and cassava flour. Cassava Fufu goes very well with many dishes in sauce such as okra sauce (or Mafé, Yassa…).
Boil the water and sift your cassava flour
Bring 1 L of water to a boil in a saucepan. In the meantime, sift your cassava flour in a shallow dish. This will allow the flour to mix better with the water. The texture of your Fufu will be better!
Mix cassava flour and boiling water
Once the water is boiling, reserve one third of your boiling water (about 300ml) in a container.
Turn off the heat and place your pan of Fufu on the floor or a work surface. Stir with a mortar or wooden spatula, scraping the edges well, until you get a sticky, almost transparent paste. African women hold the pot between their feet to mix more easily. You can try this, but be sure to put a cloth between your feet and the pot to avoid burning yourself.
Make your own Cassava Fufu
Take a soup plate filled with cold water and a small bowl. Soak your bowl in cold water and then scoop the desired amount of Fufu directly into the pan with the wet bowl. Roll your cassava fufu in the bowl to form a nice ball.
Your Cassava Fufu is ready!
Serve the cassava fufu with a sauce dish such as okra for example. Take a piece of fufu by hand and dip it in the sauce. The magic is bound to happen! Enjoy your meal!