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Lafun Recipe

Updated: Apr 19

Lafun is a Nigerian staple food made from cassava flour. It is also known as cassava fufu or eba. Here's a detailed recipe for making lafun at home.


  • 2 cups of cassava flour

  • 2 cups of water


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

  2. Slowly add the cassava flour to the boiling water, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  3. Reduce the heat to low and continue stirring until the mixture forms a smooth dough.

  4. Remove the pot from the heat and cover with a lid.

  5. Let the dough sit for about 5-10 minutes to cool down.

  6. Wet your hands with water to prevent sticking, and shape the dough into small balls or mounds.

  7. Serve the lafun hot with your favorite soup or stew.

Calorie intake:

  • One serving of lafun (1/2 cup) contains approximately 120 calories.

Healthy alternatives:

  • Use whole grain cassava flour for added fiber and nutrients.

  • Serve the lafun with a variety of colorful and nutritious soups or stews, such as vegetable soup or okra soup.

Kitchen equipment:

Ingredients on Amazon:

Note: It's important to consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet.

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