Fresh Plantain Fufu with Abak Atama
I was very excited when Fadekemi hit me up on twitter with a fresh plantain fufu recipe; it’s something that never crossed my mind prior. I set out to buy plantains and after a few trials here we are. Since this post has a health component to it, I decided to do a brief comparison between traditional cassava and Plantain.
Summary: Plantain is lower in calories and carbohydrate however it’s significantly higher in sugar than cassava. If you are counting calories or on a low carb diet, plantain fufu is a much better option however if you are sugar sensitive, stick with cassava based fufu.
- 1 large unripe plantain
- 2/3 cup water
- Peel and cut the plantain into small pieces
- Combine plantain and water in a blender. puree to a smooth paste
- Pour the plantain puree into a pot, set on high heat
- Stir the mixture with a spatula until the puree begin to cuddle. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir until you have a stretchy dough
- Serve the fufu and set aside to cool (this will harden the fufu a little more)
Enjoy with your choice of soup
Note: If you will prefer a darker color similar to Amala, simply freeze the fresh plantain before use.