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Central African Republic Fufu (Cornmeal porridge)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Central African Republic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 ½ cup white cornmeal
  • 1 cup water or milk I used a combination of each


  • Heat 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan until it boils.
  • In the meantime, beat 2/3rds of a cup of the cornmeal with the cup of cold water or milk to a smooth paste.
  • Gradually work this mixture into the boiling water, stirring constantly.
  • Cook for 5 minutes, gradually adding the remaining cornmeal as you do so.
  • When the mixture thickens sufficiently to come away from the sides of the pot take off the heat.
  • Turn the fufu into a lightly-greased bowl and with wet hands shape into a smooth ball.
  • Serve immediately