Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: African

Key Ingredients:

An African delicacy – it makes an excellent starter to serve with cocktails


  • Green raw bananas 4
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 2
  • Olive oil 1 cup


  • Peel bananas and cut in small pieces approximately 2 cms thick. Put into a bowl, sprinkle salt and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan, add the banana pieces and deep-fry on high heat for 1 minute. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Cover with another absorbent paper and press lightly and to flatten them.
  • Reduce heat, add the pieces to the hot oil again and deep-fry till crisp and brown. Drain on absorbent paper again.
  • Take garlic cloves in a bowl, add olive oil and mix well.
  • Arrange the fufus on a serving platter. Drizzle a little of this garlic oil over the fufu before serving.
  • You can add mixed herbs and red chilli powder to the garlic oil, mix and store as flavoured oil.