Fufu prepared in a bread mixer

Fufu prepared in a bread mixer

Using a bread mixer to make fufu is a great idea because it reduces the time and effort for people who don’t have the stamina to manually pound fufu.

To prepare fufu, a popular dish with many names in many African countries, people traditionally have to pound starchy ingredients like green plantains using a large mortar and pestle. But now, with modern kitchen tools like bread mixers, making fufu is much easier and takes less time. Using a bread mixer allows you to get the right texture of fufu without all the hard work, making it a more convenient way to prepare this dish.

Using a bread mixer to make fufu simplifies the process. It is convenient for people who are short on time or lack the stamina for traditional manual fufu pounding. Fufu is a popular food in Nigeria, traditionally made by pounding boiled root vegetables like plantains, cassava or yams until they become a smooth, sticky paste.

The traditional method of pounding fufu is time-consuming and physically demanding. Using a bread mixer significantly reduces the time and effort required. With the mixer’s consistent and efficient kneading, you can achieve your desired fufu consistency in a fraction of the time.

Making fufu

Nigerian plantain fufu recipe made in a bread blender


5 green plantains

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1/4-1/2 cup water


To prepare the Fufu, start by peeling and evenly cutting the plantains and placing them in a large saucepan. Cover them with water and boil them until tender, which usually takes about 20 minutes. Once they are soft, drain the water and transfer the plantains to a blender. Add the salt and flour to the mixer and whisk the ingredients until the mixture reaches the consistency of a soft dough. Remember that Fufu should have a much stiffer texture than mashed potatoes.

Nigerian Palm Oil Vegetable Stew
Nigerian Palm Oil Vegetable Stew

Nigerian vegetable stew with palm oil to eat with a bread blender Fufu recipe above


2 tablespoons of palm oil

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 red pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

2 medium carrots, diced

1 medium eggplant, diced

1 cup diced tomatoes

1 can red beans, drained and rinsed

2 cups of vegetable broth

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

1 tablespoon ground crayfish

1 tablespoon ground cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon ground curry

1 teaspoon of dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish


Heat the red palm oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic and sauté until the onion becomes translucent and fragrant. Stir in diced red and green peppers, carrots and eggplant. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the diced tomatoes, red beans and vegetable stock to the pot.

Stir in tomato paste, ground crawfish (if using), cayenne pepper, curry powder, dried thyme, salt and pepper. Mix well so that the spices are evenly distributed. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the stew simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the flavors have blended. Serve with fufu.

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