Nigeria Porridge Yam

How to Cook Porridge yam In Nigeria

A meal of yam is one of the major foods eaten in Nigeria, it is eaten at home and sold in most Nigerian restaurants.

Here we are going to talk about yam porridge (pottage), one of the most popular of all recipes. We also have peppersoup yam and several other recipes of yam. Sometimes we even boil white yam and serve with tomato sauce or palm oil.

I love porridge yam because it is one of the most "easy to make" Nigerian foods, Personally I prapare Nigerian yam porriage in matters of minutes, between 30 and 40 minutes is enough.

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The Ingredients for Pottage Yam (as some call it) Includes

This ingredients would serve five to six persons, you may increase the quantity or decrease depending on the number of people that you are cooking for.
  • A medium sized Tuber of yam (peeled and cut into bits)
  • Fresh pepper (to taste)
  • Tomatoes (half blender full, about 400ml)
  • Vegetable(optional) (any quantity)
  • Red oil or groundnut oil (10-15cl)
  • Ground crayfish (half cup)
  • 2 cubes of maggi or knorr(seasoning)
  • Salt to taste

You can prepare with just red oil or a combination of red oil plus tomato sauce. In the case of porridge (POTTAGE) yam with tomato sauce you will need about 10cl of oil.

There are different Nigerian porridge yam recipes, you can choose to use tomatoes or red oil, you can also chose to add vegetables at the end.

Note that this would drastically affect the look of your end product.

White Sliced Nigeria Yam Porriage or pottage yam Nigeria saro Yam Porridge Nigeria

below is how to cook yam porridge in Nigeria with fried tomato sauce, actually the best recipe

Peel off the back of yam and slice into serve-able bit, wash and set aside. Blend about 8 to 15 balls of medium sized tomatoes and fry.

Set your cooking pot on fire, allow to dry, add about 3 to 4 cooking

spoon full of palm oil about 10 to 15cl, heat for 3 to 5 minutes, add onions, add the tomato and fry for 10 to 15 minutes until the sour taste is completely eliminated.

Then add about two to three cups of water(for a medium sized yam) drop the already washed yam inside and make sure the water does not completely cover the yam. Add ground crayfish and pepper, add 1 or two cubes of maggi(seasoning), stir and add salt to taste.

Cook for another 15 to 20 minutes(you can use a table knife or cooking fork to check when it is done), add vegetable(optional) and serve with a chilled bottle of coke.

Yam Porridge Nigeria Here is the kind of image you will have if you just added vegetable to porridge yam, personally I like to add vegetable to almost all my foods, I think it is more healthier and I hear that vegetables decrease the rate of heart attack in adults.

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