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taro plant in wikipedia mentions this:
Ah, but now it comes in instant form.
However, the article ends with a man (who of course would leave the cookiing to his wife) complaining that real fufu is better.
First, you make your soup. Then you cook the plantain or yam and cassava; and then you pound and pound and pound until the mix is soft enough to swallow without first chewing it.Now there are brands of instant fufu: you just mix the pre-cooked powder in water, stir it on the cooker for five minutes, or better still, just shove it in the microwave.