Can you eat fufu with curry

In this brief guide, we will address the query, “can you eat fufu with curry?” We will also discuss a brief history of these two meals, some facts about them, and some other queries related to the subject.

Can you eat fufu with curry?

Yes, you can eat fufu with curry. If you feel like eating some fufu and you want to try it with curry, you can totally do it!  Actually, if you Google both of these meals, you can find some Youtube videos where people record themselves eating copious amounts of these two dishes. Will you do it?

Also, there are several recipes that combine fufu and curry. So, next time you munch some fufu, why don’t you try it with a side of curry? Let us know what you think of this combination if you do.

What is fufu?

Fufu is an African dish, very popular among Western and Central African countries, it is also consumed in the Caribbean. It is a starchy food that needs to be boiled, pounded, and then shaped into balls. Pounding fufu can be a laborious process.

Some of the starchy foods used to elaborate fufu are:

  • Cassava root
  • Yams
  • Plantains 

Fufu is usually eaten as an accompaniment to soups and stews, it can also be paired with fish or vegetables.

The origin of this dish is located in Ghana. Also, there is not only a way to prepare fufu, several countries may change the preparations or ingredients to prepare it.  

How is fufu eaten?

Fufu is usually the vehicle into the soup, which means it is traditional to use your hands to eat it instead of utensils. But, to ensure your fufu experience goes according to the traditional etiquette.

First, wash your hands in a basin bowl, as fufu is traditionally eaten with your hands, you do not want that anything else that has come in contact with them is also in your food, and later in your system. So, always wash your hands before eating anything, especially fufu.

Now, you will pull a piece from the loaf with your right hand, and press it with your thumb to make a dent, that way the food you hold is more abundant. Finally, dip the fufu into the dish you have selected, scoop up some food, and all you have to do now is enjoy it!

How can you prepare fufu?

Fufu is a dish you definitely need to try at least once in your life! So, we are going to provide you with a simple recipe to make it easier for you to try this traditional dish. 

  • Select the starch food of your choice, it can be cassava, yarn, or plantains. But the following steps will be focused on cassava fufu.
  • Now, peel the skin of the starch food with the help of a potato peeler or a knife.
  • As you will process this ingredient, it will be easier if you cut it into small cubes.
  • Wait until the blender gives you a nice and smooth batter.
  • Now, you need to put this batter into a pot and there, you will need to stir thoroughly until you have a semi-solid fufu paste.
  • Finally, with that semi-solid paste of fufu, you need to shape it into small balls, and then place them individually in plastic wraps. Plastic wraps work to keep the fufu moist and avoid the formation of a crust.

And that is it! Your fufu is ready, as you can see it is pretty simple to prepare it. If you want to try a fufu recipe with olive oil and black pepper, click here.

What is curry?

How many times have you heard or read the word curry? Probably a lot of times. The thing with curry is that it has become a meaningless term, as it was used to simplify dishes from foreign cuisines.

Curry is a traditional Indian dish that is generally prepared with several vegetables and meat, and it is accompanied by rice. It is worldwide known for its heavy spiciness, so the lack of taste will never be a feature of curry.

Curry is an Indian sauce that is usually served with meat, vegetables, tofu, or most commonly, rice. The preparation of curry may be different for each region, and even may vary among families!

What does curry taste like?

Because of the several spices used to prepare curry, we can describe its taste as unique, deep, and earthy. Some of the species used to prepare this dish are:

  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Clove
  • Fenugreek
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Bay leaf

Can you imagine pairing fufu with curry? What a delightful and savory experience! If you want to try it, in this link you will find a recipe. Tell us what you think of it! 


In this brief guide, we have addressed the query, “can you eat fufu with curry?” We have also discussed other queries related to the subject at hand. 

Hope you found this blog useful. If you have any questions, please let us know.


Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.