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Akpu Recipe

Akpu, also known as Fufu or Cassava fufu, is a popular Nigerian food that is made from cassava flour. It is a starchy, dough-like substance that is often served with soups or stews and is a staple food in many parts of Nigeria. In this recipe, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to make Akpu from scratch.

Originating from the Igbo tribe in Eastern Nigeria, Akpu is a traditional food that has been enjoyed for generations. It is a staple food in many parts of Nigeria and is a popular dish in West Africa. The recipe has been passed down from generation to generation, and the ingredients used have remained largely the same over the years.

Now, let's get started with the recipe!


2 cups of cassava flour

3 cups of water

Salt to taste


Large pot

Wooden spoon

Mixing bowl

Plastic wrap or banana leaves

Mortar and pestle (optional)


In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.

Add salt to taste.

Gradually add the cassava flour to the boiling water, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon.

Continue to stir the mixture until it forms a smooth, dough-like consistency.

Remove the pot from the heat and transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.

Using a wooden spoon, knead the dough for about 10-15 minutes, until it is smooth and elastic.

If the dough is too sticky, add more cassava flour. If it is too dry, add a little more water.

Once the dough is smooth and elastic, divide it into small portions and shape them into balls.

Wrap each ball in plastic wrap or banana leaves to keep them from sticking together.

Using a mortar and pestle (optional), pound each ball of dough until it is smooth and free of lumps.

Serve the Akpu with your favorite soup or stew.

Allergy Concerns:

This recipe is naturally gluten-free and can be made vegan. If you have any other allergies, please be sure to check the ingredients carefully before making this recipe.

Calories Intake:

One serving of Akpu contains approximately 300-400 calories.

Healthy Alternatives:

To make this recipe even healthier, you can substitute cassava flour with whole wheat flour or another healthy flour of your choice. You can also add some grated vegetables such as carrots or zucchini to the dough for added nutrition.

Spicy Level:

Akpu itself is not spicy, but it is often served with spicy soups or stews. You can adjust the level of spiciness to your liking by adding more or less spice to your soup or stew.

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We hope you find this recipe and information helpful! Enjoy making and eating your homemade Akpu!

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