HOW TO MAKE AN APPETIZING NIGERIAN YAM PORRIDGE
There are various ways to make a palatable yam porridge all to suit your need and budget at different times
Yam porridge can be made in less than 30 minutes, it is one of the easiest and most natural foods in Nigeria. There are hardly any artificial colors or spices.
Ingredients for this can be found in your pantry nothing to break the bank for, your regular tomatoes paste, yam, seasoning, and so on. And yes, you could use tomato paste if you want to spice things up or stick to the regular yam porridge.
For this recipe we are going to make it with tomato paste and the utensils to use are your regular pot, stove, and spoon.
- Peeled and diced yam
- 1 large-size dry fish
- 1 cup of dried prawns (optional)
- A cup of crayfish
- Tomatoes paste
- 1 large onion, diced
- Grounded fresh pepper
- 1 large-sized garlic chopped
- A handful of scent leaves, chopped (optional)
- 150ml of palm oil
- Salt to taste
- Seasoning to taste
- Chopped ugu leaf
- Pour 150ml of palm oil into a cooking pot, allow to heat, and bleach a little (about two minutes). Add half of the sliced onions and your garlic. Pour in the ground tomatoes/peppers.
- Fry the ground tomatoes/pepper and onions for ten minutes, add water, and transfer the sliced yams. Allow boiling then add the crayfish and dry prawns, dry fish, a seasoning cube, and salt and allow to cook for the next ten minutes.
- Add the remaining sliced onions.
- Cover and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
- Check if the yams are soft – use a cooking fork.
- Once the yams are soft add your scent leaf and ugu leaf, reason for this is for it to still retain its nutrient, stir them together. Stir till it thickens.
You can go ahead to enjoy your amazing yam porridge. Hope you have fun following this recipe