Yam Fufu
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Yam fufu is a staple food common in many countries in West Africa. It is often made in the traditional method
of using a mortar and pounding the yam into a elastic texture.

Yam  Fufu Recipe

Yam fufu, a popular fufu among the natives and we are showing you the blender method of making Yam fufu.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Fufu
Cuisine West African
Servings 4


  • 2 Large Yam Tuber
  • 4 Cups Cold 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 yam pieces
  • Bring water to boil over high heat, use fork to gage if yam pieces are soft enough to be mashed or until you notice a cloudy look on yam pieces
  • Remove yam pieces from pot and place into a bowl
  • Reserve some of the yam water to use for processer/ blender
  • Place yam pieces into a bowl to cool down
  • Mash yam pieces with a fork or potato masher
  • Use a spoon and scoop mashed yam pieces into blender or processor
  • Add yam water into a blender or processer
  • Use pulse speed to remove any lumps – avoid puree mixture, use low speed setting
  • Once mixture has an elastic texture remove from blender and serve.



  • Wooden Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Fork
  • Peeler
  • Stove top
  • Pot
  • Blender or processer
For more information on Nutrition Facts: "Link to USDA Database entry".
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