Go Back

Cocoyam Fufu

Cocoyam Fufu
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Fufu
Cuisine West African
Servings 2


  • 4 medium cocoyam
  • 2 cups Cassava flour
  • 4 ½ cups Water


  • Use a knife or peeler to peel the yam tuber
  • Cut each tuber into 5 or 6 pieces then split each piece in the middle part
  • Wash the yam pieces thoroughly and place into pot
  • Add four cups of cold water to cover cocoyam pieces
  • Bring water to boil over high heat, use fork to gage if cocoyam pieces are soft enough to be mashed or until you notice a cloudy look on cocoyam pieces
  • Remove yam pieces from pot and place into a bowl
  • Mix cassava flour with ½ cup of water till it becomes a mold
  • Reserve some of the yam water to use for processor/ blender
  • Use a spoon and scoop mashed yam pieces &cassava mold pieces into blender or processor.
  • Add yam water into a blender or processor
  • Use pulse speed to remove any lumps – avoid puree mixture, use low speed setting
  • Once the mixture has an elastic texture remove from the blender and serve.


Kitchen Equipment:
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Fork
  • Stove Top
  • Pot
  • Blender or processer
Keyword Prep, Water