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How to make Corn Fufu (6 Easy Steps)

Things are so hard now, a lot of people are trying to prepare things themselves to reduce cost and corn fufu is a regularly eaten food. you may be thinking of ways to prepare this and how to go about it, do not worry this post is for you, it is going to guide you on the step-by-step process of making this fufu.

Ingredients for Corn Fufu

These are the ingredients you need:

  • 1 part corn meal (coarse corn flour)
  • 4 parts cassava flour
  • Water

Notes on the ingredients:

Before making this, you must understand these key things about the ingredients

  1. Like I wrote earlier, the quantity of corn is surprisingly less than the quantity of cassava flour for a fufu meal whose name is Corn Fufu. I do not know exactly why it is called Nni Oka which literally translates to Corn Fufu. I guess it is to differentiate this fufu meal from Cassava Fufu which is Nni Akpu in Igbo. If we call this one Nni Akpu as well, there will be confusion. So our grandparents had to name it Nni Oka even though it contains less corn. This is my own theory ooo! LOL
  2. The cassava flour used for Corn Fufu is moderately coarse cassava flour NOT cassava starch.
  3. If you are outside Nigeria, the P. A. N. maize meal brand is perfect for making Corn Fufu. See the video below for the brand.
  4. If you are in Nigeria go to any Nigerian market and ask for corn flour and cassava flour for making alibo. If you are in the Eastern part of Nigeria, tell them you need corn flour and akpu nkpo for making Nni Oka.
  5. By 1 part of corn meal/flour and 4 parts of cassava flour I mean if you are measuring with standard cups, to get the perfect Corn Fufu mix, you need to measure 4 cups of cassava flour and 1 cup of corn meal/flour and mix them together. Same thing if you are measuring with a painter: 1 painter of corn flour and 4 painters of cassava flour. Some families who eat Nni Oka as their staple fufu meal buy 1 tin of corn meal/flour and 4 tins of cassava flour, mix both very well, store in a bag and when they want to make Corn Fufu, they measure from that mix.

How to make Corn Fufu

These are the steps for making this flour, you all only have to follow these procedures and you are good to go.

  1. Measure out the cornflour and cassava flour into a dry container and mix them very well to get the perfect corn fufu mix.
  2. I usually make the flour that I can finish with one and a half cups of water. I pour this into a clean pot and set it to boil.
  3. When it boils, reduce the heat to low and steadily add the Corn Fufu mix into the pot of water while mixing at the same time with a spatula. Watch the video below to see this in action.
  4. As the mix becomes thicker and you can feel it on your spatula, stop adding the corn fufu mix but keep mixing till a smooth ball of dough is achieved.
  5. Add a few drops of water to the Corn Fufu, cover the pot and let it steam all over, the time it will take depends on the quantity of Corn Fufu that you are making. For caterers who make a large pot of corn fufu, this will take a while but for a single portion, it will take at most 2 minutes.
  6. When it has steamed very well, mix again till everything is well combined.

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