How to prepare Ghanaian Yam fufu
This recipe is a staple food that is very common in this west African country.
Ghanaian yam fufu is a traditional dish that is prepared by pounding using a mortar and pestle till it gives an elastic texture.
Boiling / Pounding
2 large Yam tuber
4 cups of 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 them into pot. Add four cups of cold water to cover yam pieces.
- Bring water to boil over high heat, use a 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 then use a spoon and scoop mashed yam pieces into a blender or processor.
- Add yam water into a blender or processer and use pulse speed to remove any lumps – avoid puree mixture using low-speed setting.
- Once the mixture has an elastic texture remove it from the blender.
Your Yam fufu is ready! Serve with any soup of your choice.