Eggplant Fufu

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Eggplant Fufu is a low carb keto-friendly fufu meal. Eggplant Fufu is also known as Eggplant Amala due to its color. If you like Amala but want to go on a low carb, now you know you won't be missing your favoruite swallow too much.

Eggplant Fufu [Video]
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As with all Nigerian fufu meals, Eggplant 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 Eggplant Fufu

  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 1 teaspoon Psyllium Husk

You can also use Nigerian garden eggs as alternative to eggplants (aubergines). I prefer white garden eggs because they make better looking Garden Egg Fufu than the green ones.

  • 6 garden eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Psyllium Husk

Notes about the ingredients

  1. Psyllium husk is a low carb binder that will make the eggplant fufu moldable so we will be able to make balls of fufu with it while eating. Eggplant is a vegetable that contains only 6g of carbohydrates per 100g of eggplant so fufu made with eggplant alone cannot be molded into fufu balls. Please read up on psyllium husk to be sure it is good for you before you use it. See where to buy it from below.
  2. Xanthan Gum does not work well with eggplant, it makes the Eggplant Fufu too soft so I do not recommend using it.
  3. 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 Eggplant Fufu

  1. Wash ad chop the eggplant into 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. When all the water has seeped out, put the eggplant puree into a pot on medium heat. Then start stirring. You can save nutrients by boiling the water that seeped out from the eggplant puree till almost dry before adding the eggplant puree into the pot.
  4. When it heats up, check the time and continue stirring for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the psyllium husk and continue stirring for 2 more minutes or till a moldable dough is formed.
  6. 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 eggplant 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.
  7. That's it! Watch the video below for a visual process.

Serve Eggplant 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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