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Plantain Fufu

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Plantain fufu

Plantain is one of the good carbs you can eat and get away with. Not only is it a good source of energy and starch, but it also aids bowel movement. Plantain has lots of minerals and it is a good source of vitamins A, C, B6 etc. I learnt more about plantain fufu when I was on a year programme of the National Youth Service Corp in Kano and some ever so kind kitchen staff gave my friend and I a strict menu to follow as they thought we could do with losing some couple of pounds. Lol, (this only happens in Africa, where every elderly person thinks they are your parents and that their opinion matters)

Is plantain fufu healthy?

Yes, it is healthy, just like I mentioned above, the health benefit of outweighs the cons. (if you are worried about the calories in plantain fufu). I heard it is a good source of carb if you are diabetic

Incorporate plantain fufu into your weekly menu to balance out your diet. It is not just to watch your weight but to keep on top of your health and dietary needs. Look after your inner organs as much as you would care for your outer looks.

Ingredients

2 unripe plantains

Water

Blender

How to make plantain fufu

Cut plantain into smaller sizes to aid peeling

images of raw sliced plantain on kitchen worktop and in a bowl

Put sliced and peeled plantain in a blender, add water and puree till smooth

Transfer the plantain puree into a pan, place on medium heat and stir with a wooden ladle.

The plantain should feel stretchy at a point and the colour slightly darker. You will know when the plantain fufu is fully cooked. It should take roughly about 3- 4 minutes.

image of bleded plantain in a blender and in a pot being cooked

Serve immediately with Nigerian soup of choice.

Nigerian soups to serve with plantain fufu

Egusi soup

Efo Elegusi

Efo riro

Banga soup

Effortless Ila alasepo

Plantain Fufu

Plantain fufu is healthy alternative swallow options for Nigerian soups. Incorporate plantain fufu into your weekly menu to balance out your diet. It is not just to watch your weight but to keep on top of your health and dietary needs. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: African, Nigerian
Keyword: plantain fufu
Author: Ajoke

Ingredients

  • 2 unripe plantains
  • Water
  • Blender

Instructions

  • Cut plantain into smaller sizes to aid peeling
  • Put sliced and peeled plantain in a blender, add water and puree till smooth
  • Transfer the plantain puree into a pan, place on medium heat and stir with a wooden ladle.
  • The plantain should feel stretchy at a point and the colour slightly darker. You will know when the plantain fufu is fully cooked. It should take roughly about 3- 4 minutes.
  • Serve plantain fufu with Nigerian soup of choice.

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  1. I’m so going to try this, thank you.

     

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