The staple here is the Fufu which is made of corn flour. It is eaten with a kind of vegetable- garden huckleberry that is also called Njama Njama in Cameroon (scientific name: solanum scabrum). Then there is the star of the dish, the Kati Kati. This is burnt chicken that is chopped and cooked with palm oil. Deliciosio! (Errmm excuse my Spanish)
Fufu, Njama Njama and Khati Khati/Kati Kati
For the Fufu
- 3 cups of corn flour
- 6 cups of water
For the Njama Njama
- 2 pounds of huckleberry- fixed and blanched about 1 kg, substitutes include kale and spinach, lightly boiled and cut
- 6 tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 3 small seasoning cubes maggi
- Salt to taste
- 1 cup of oil vegetable oil or palm oil
- 2 habanero peppers optional
For the Khati Khati
- 1 whole chicken- plucked and slightly burnt over a flame preferably, this should be hard chicken
- 1 cup of palm oil
- 1 medium sized onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 cubes of maggi
- 1 habanero pepper
- Salt to taste
To make the fufu
- Put water in a pot and bring to boil.
- While water is on the fire, mix half cup of corn flour with a cup of cool water. This will form a paste.
- When water boils, remove two cups of it and set aside.
- Pour the paste into the remaining water in the pot, stirring continuously (see video for more). It should get really thick.
- Now add in the remaining flour to the pot, stirring continuously in a circular motion. If it gets too hard, start moving the paste to the corner of the pot with your wooden spoon making sure the lumps are dissolved. When it is well mixed, add the water you kept aside and cover to cook for about 5-10 minutes.
- Now mix the fufu until everything is well incorporated. Scoop out and wrap in plastic wraps, sandwich bags, aluminium foil or warmed banana leaves.
To make the Njama Njama
- Chop onions and tomatoes and set aside.
- Heat oil in a pot. Put in the chopped onions and let that fry for a while. Add in the tomatoes and let it cook until acidity is gone.
- Season with salt and maggi, then put in the vegetable and and stir properly. C'est fini!
To make the Khati Khati
- Cut chicken into desired pieces
- Put in a pot, add about 3 cups of water and bring to boil.
- Now chop onion, pepper, tomato and garlic.
- Season chicken with salt and maggi then add in the chopped ingredients.
- Add in palm oil then let them cook together until all water is gone and just chicken and oil is left.
- Enjoy with Fufu and Njama Njama!