What is the difference between ugali and fufu
How to make the popular African recipes Ugali and Fufu and what is the difference.
Easy Ugali Recipe
Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 30 minutes Total time 30 minutes
4 cups finely ground cornmeal
8 cups water
Heat water to boiling in a saucepan. Slowly pour cornmeal into boiling water stirring continuously. Add more cornmeal if necessary until it is thick as soft bread dough. Serve immediately with vegetables, stew, or any dish you would use a spoon with to soak up the sauce, ugali is purposely bland tasting on its own.
What is the difference between ugali and fufu.
Ugali is known in South Africa as Pap or Mielie, Sadza in Zimbabwe, and Nsima in Malawi; the name changes with region and language in Africa.Fufu is a staple food in many countries in West Africa such as Cote D'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia, Togo, and Nigeria.
|Making Plantain Fufu|
Plantain Fufu Recipe
How to make plantain fufu. Plantains are used for cooking at any stage of ripeness; green, partially yellow ripe, yellow ripe and brown yellow overripe. You can use green or ripe plantains to make plantain fufu.
3 green or yellow plantains
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Water for boiling
In a large pot place the peeled and evenly cut plantains and cassava and cover with water. Boil until soft about 20 minutes. Place the salt, flour, plantains and cassava in a mixer and knead until the consistency of soft dough is achieved. Fufu should be much stiffer than mashed potatoes in texture.
Did you know?
Foufou goes by many names, Fufu, Foofoo, and Fufuo; whatever the name fufu is a thick, dough-like West African food made by pounding then boiling a starchy vegetable such as yam, plantain, or cassava. In some markets in Africa you can now buy powdered fufu and boil without pounding the starch first.
The main difference between fufu and ugali is fufu is boiled first then pounded while ugali is simply boiled.
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