How to make Semo, Fufu&Amala alternative(using wheat flour)

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    Semolina, Fufu, Amala, Tuwo Masara and Tuwo Shinkafa are popular bolus meals eaten with Nigerian soups
   These bolus meals are available in form of powder/flour and quite easy to prepare once you have the flour ready. 
  From time to time, I substitute any of them with wheat flour or wheat meal whenever possible.
  Here’s how to prepare Semolina, Fufu, Amala, Tuwo Masara and Tuwo Shinkafa using their powder/ flour  ..Enjoy!

How to make Semo&Amala substitute(using wheat flour)

– 300g Wheat flour OR semolina flour OR fufu flour
– 500ml Hot water (more or less)

Preparation :

*Put some water to boil, until bubbling. Then scoop out a little of the hot water and set aside.

*Pour in some of the  flour and start stirring real hard.
*If the mixture is watery, add more flour and continue stirring until smooth and hard (or as you want the consistency

*After about 1 minute, gradually add a little of the hot water you had set aside, cover the pot and leave to boil for 1 minute to cook the flourcompletely and remove any raw taste.
  Then mix thoroughly and your Wheat meal/Semo/Fufu or Amala is ready.

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 This process can also be used for making any other bolus or swallow meals made from flour ,such as pounded yam(from yam flour) Rice fufu, corn fufu, Oat meal and a lot more .

Wheat meal, Semo ,Fufu and Amala are served as an accompaniment for Nigerian soups

 Method 2

* Pour water in a pot, add 3/4 of the semo flour or fufu flour into the pot of water.

* Heat up the pot and start stirring the semo  or fufu, to prevent burning at the bottom.

* As the semo cooks, you’ll begin to perceive the aroma and notice  that the consistency might be a bit light,then gradually add the remaining flour and continue stirring until you get a thicker consistency.
  Put off the heat, scoop out and serve with you soup of choice.

 By Nky Lily Lete


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  1. sam
    March 12, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    This is great…. Thanks!

  2. Deborah Richards
    June 9, 2016 / 9:12 am

    Great post I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this interesting and knowledgeable article. natural cures

  3. Anonymous
    January 14, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    My wheat meal doesn't come out smooth, what could be the problem?

  4. Samuel Agwogie
    October 31, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    Its so amajing. Thanks . Am in school and i missed eating it at home. Thanks

  5. Ariel S.
    October 9, 2015 / 6:18 pm

    I was told this was a healthy alternative to the white flour yam. Do you believe this is healthy?

  6. realmum
    November 2, 2014 / 11:36 am

    Wow i am doing it now. Tnx

    • Nky Lily Lete
      November 4, 2014 / 10:57 am

      You're welcome dear, send me a pix 🙂

  7. realmum
    November 2, 2014 / 11:35 am

    Wow i am doing it now. Tnx

  8. SNOkere
    December 15, 2013 / 7:54 pm

    please how much does a bag of wheat flour cost? (Please include size of bag)

    • Nky Lily Lete
      January 11, 2014 / 11:40 am

      It really depends on where you live dear. You can check at the stores around you.

  9. Nky Lily Lete
    September 13, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    Glad to be of help 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    September 13, 2013 / 10:36 am

    am already salivating. Thank u so much. I jst returned from the states and forgot how to prepare these. It was really helpful