Cabbage Fufu is a low carb keto-friendly fufu meal that every adult needs to add to his or her family menu today to reduce carbs. As with all Nigerian fufu meals, Cabbage Fufu is served with Nigerian soups for fufu meals. If you are on a keto diet, you must serve it with Nigerian soups that do not contain high carb ingredients such as Ogbono Soup, Nigerian Okra Soup, Edikang Ikong Soup (Vegetable Soup), Miyan Kuka, Efo Riro, Banga Soup and any other Nigerian soup that does not contain a starchy thickener. For any other person that is not on any special diet, serve with any Nigerian soup.
Ingredients for Cabbage Fufu
You can make Cabbage Fufu with these 2 combinations of ingredients:
Cabbage Fufu Combination 1
- 1 small cabbage
- ½ to 1 teaspoon Psyllium Husk
Cabbage Fufu Combination 2
- 1 small cabbage
- ¼ teaspoon Xanthan Gum
Notes about the ingredients
- Psyllium husk and Xanthan gum are low carb binders that will make the cabbage fufu moldable so we will be able to make balls of fufu with it while eating. Cabbage is a vegetable that contains only 6g of carbohydrates per 100g of cabbage so fufu made with cabbage alone cannot be molded into fufu balls. Please read up on these two ingredients to be sure they are good for you before you use them. See where to buy them from below.
- Cabbage fufu prepared with psyllium husk has the texture of eba while cabbage fufu prepared with xanthan gum has the texture of semolina or semovita.
- If you want to make larger quantities you can scale up the quantities of ingredients.
Where to buy Psyllium Husk: It can be gotten on KONGA or JUMIA
Where to buy Xanthan Gum: It can be gotten on KONGA or JUMIA
Directions for Making Cabbage Fufu
- Peel off the outer leaves of the cabbage, rinse and chop into pieces.
- Blend with as little water as possible and pour into a muslin bag or a chiffon cloth to remove the water. I throw away the water because it gives the cabbage fufu a sort of bitter taste.
- Place some weights on the bag to speed up the process.
- When all the water has seeped out, put the cabbage puree into a pot on medium heat. Then start stirring.
- When it heats up, check the time and continue stirring for 5 minutes.
- Add the psyllium husk or xanthan gum and continue stirring for 2 more minutes or till a moldable dough is formed.
- Wrap with a plastic film to keep it moldable. They say that a plastic film causes cancer but to be honest, I am yet to find another utensil that can do a good job of keeping this cabbage fufu moldable especially if you use the mixtures from combination 1 or 2. So to use or not to use the plastic film? You decide.
Serve Cabbage Fufu with any Nigerian soup for fufu meals but if you are on a strict low carb diet, serve with the low carb Nigerian soups mentioned above.