Fufu dumplings - the easiest gluten free dumplings

Fufu: The Easiest Gluten Free Dumplings!

Fufu dumplings are not only yummy, but by far the quickest and easiest gluten free dumplings ever! You only need two ingredients: fufu and water!

For those of you who are not familiar with fufu, it’s such a great naturally gluten free food that’s commonly eaten in many parts of Africa and also the Caribbean. And in my opinion it’s an absolute must in every gluten free kitchen!

It’s generally made from cassava and/or plantain flour, but always check the ingredients just in case. Apparently it can sometimes be made with other flours, like wheat semolina, but I’ve never seen that myself so I think it’s quite rare! The only variation I’ve seen here in the UK is one made with cocoyam instead of plantain.

You can usually find it in the world food section of mainstream supermarkets or in many ethnic corner shops (particularly those selling african and caribbean foods). And to make it easier, they’re usually labelled gluten free which saves us having to worry about potential hidden gluten. Something that can be a problem with imported foods at times.

On top of being yummy, fufu dumplings are incredibly quick and easy to make. The flour is pre-cooked so there is no cooking required other than the addition of boiling water! You can also cook it in a pan, but I find adding boiling water is much easier, works just as well and saves you having to wash a pan. 😉

All you need is fufu and water!

Gluten free fufu flour for dumplings - the easiest gluten free dumplings
I use Tropiway Fufu (bought in Morissons) which is certified gluten free.

Ingredients

  • Fufu
  • Water

Directions

  1. Add fufu flour into a bowl.
  2. Add boiling water gradually, stirring with a spoon, until you reach a dumpling like consistency.Fufu dumplings making process - the easiest gluten free dumplings
  3. Wet your hands, shake off excess water and knead the dough with your hands for a couple of minutes until you get a dough that looks like this:Fufu dumplings making process - the easiest gluten free dumplings
  4. Divide the dough into several portions and then shape into dumplings balls. Fufu dumplings making process - the easiest gluten free dumplings
  5. Serve!

Lemongrass chicken stew with fufu dumplings - the easiest gluten free dumplings ever!
And there you have it, the easiest gluten free dumplings ever with lemongrass chicken stew {recipe here}

Enjoy!

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3 Comments

  1. Eleanor Thompson

    I’m just wondering if you cook these in the stew? Thats what i used to do when i made dumplings before i stopped eating flour. Also wondered if you have ever tried adding stuff? My mum used to make hazelnut dumplings and cheese dumplings and also i like the idea of adding (dare i say it!) butter. have you ever tried and if so what were the results
    Thanks for your lovely ideas which I came across when researching fufu flour…which I’m definitely going to try now!
    Cheers, Eleanor

    • Hey! You can cook them in the stew briefly, but fufu flour is pre-cooked so technically you don’t need to cook them beforehand. Just adding the boiling water and kneading the dough is enough. 🙂 And I’ve never tried adding other things in these particular fufu dumplings, but it sounds like a good idea! I’ll have to try that in the future. 🙂

  2. Eleanor Thompson

    Thanks Kimi, Thats interesting that fufu is already cooked – i guess this must be in the production process? I’m going to experiment – i have just bought a pack of fufu flour!
    I’ll let you know if anything good happens!
    cheers, Eleanor

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