Cauliflower Fufu

cauliflower fufu

Cauliflower Fufu

If you do not like the taste of Cabbage Fufu then Cauliflower Fufu will be your next option because it tastes much closer to the classic fufu meals. Just like Cabbage Fufu, Cauliflower Fufu is keto-friendly too. Cauliflower is quite expensive in Nigeria as it is imported so even if you can't stand the the taste of Cabbage Fufu, if your pocket no reach to buy cauliflower then you have no choice than to stick to Cabbage Fufu.

Cauliflower Fufu [Video]
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As with all Nigerian fufu meals, Cauliflower Fufu is served with Nigerian soups for fufu meals. Click here for Nigerian Soups Recipes. If you are on a keto diet, you must serve it with Nigerian soups that do not contain high carb ingredients such as Ogbono Soup, Nigerian Okra Soup, Edikang Ikong Soup (Vegetable Soup), Miyan Kuka, Efo Riro, Banga Soup and any other Nigerian soup that does not contain a starchy thickener. For any other person that is not on any special diet, serve with any Nigerian soup.

Ingredients for Cauliflower Fufu

You can make Cauliflower Fufu with these 2 combinations of ingredients:

Cauliflower Fufu Combination 1

  • 6 florets cauliflower
  • ½ teaspoon Psyllium Husk

Cauliflower Fufu Combination 2

  • 6 florets cauliflower
  • ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum

Notes about the ingredients

  1. Psyllium husk and Xanthan gum are low carb binders that will make the cauliflower fufu moldable so we will be able to make balls of fufu with it while eating. Cauliflower is a vegetable that contains only 5g of carbohydrates per 100g of cauliflower so fufu made with cauliflower alone cannot be molded into fufu balls. Please read up on these two ingredients to be sure they are good for you before you use them. See where to buy them from below.
  2. If you want to make larger quantities you can scale up the quantities of ingredients.

Where to buy Psyllium Husk:

Where to buy Xanthan Gum:

Directions for Making Cauliflower Fufu

  1. Rinse and cut the cauliflower florets into small pieces to help your blender.
  2. Blend with as little water as possible and pour into a muslin bag or a chiffon cloth to remove the water.
  3. Place some weights on the bag to speed up the process.
  4. When all the water has seeped out, put the cauliflower puree into a pot on medium heat. Then start stirring.
  5. When it heats up, check the time and continue stirring for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the psyllium husk or xanthan gum and continue stirring for 2 more minutes or till a moldable dough is formed.
  7. Wrap with a plastic film to keep it moldable. They say that a plastic film causes cancer but to be honest, I am yet to find another utensil that can do a good job of keeping this cauliflower fufu moldable especially if you use the mixtures from combination 1 or 2. So to use or not to use the plastic film? You decide.
  8. That's it! Watch the video below for a visual process.

Serve Cauliflower Fufu with any Nigerian soup for fufu meals but if you are on a strict low carb diet, serve with the low carb Nigerian soups mentioned above.
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