How To Make Pounded Yam With A Food Processor

Making African pounded yam with a food processor
Hello Aunty Eya, 
I am tired of eating poundo yam but can't pound boiled yam smoothly with a mortar and pestle. I visited a friend and ate very well made pounded yam  made with her food processor.

She actually wrote down the steps for me but I am yet to have a food processor. I was just wondering  if someone can make, take pictures and help share with us, it would be more fun and easier to make.

Her first attempt was lumpy anyway, but the one I ate was exactly like yam pounded  with a mortar and pestle by professional yam pounders. When she asked me "doesn't pounded yam look like dough?" I just knew that the dough blade in a food processor should do the yam pounding job.
Here are the steps she wrote out for me:

  1. Boil the yam soft like the one you boil for pounding.
  2. Attach the dough blade to the food processor and turn the heat to low.
  3. Allow the yam to continue boiling while you pick a few slices depending on the size, and place in the food processor
  4. Cover your bowl, then turn the control dial to maximum
  5. Keep the engine running at maximum, watch the yam turn into grains like garri before pulling itself together into a dough.
  6. Allow it to run for a few seconds longer before you stop it, open the bowl and scoop out your pounded yam wrapped around the blade.

    Those who like soft pounded yam can add a little hot water with the yam slices before covering the bowl.
She adds
that all this pounding like dough happens in seconds. If the boiled yam is much, scoop the already pounded one and put in another batch of boiled yam. Go over the process again and just continue like that until all the boiled yam is processed into pounded yam.

WARNING: Never turn off the heat while unpounded slices of yam are still in the pot. You can reduce the heat, but yam pot must continue to boil while the food processor is pounding the scooped out slices.

Aunty Eya pls post this so someone with a processor can try and share pics with us. Buying a food processor is the next thing on my TO DO LIST.
Anne
For amazing actual pics on how to do this, go to  Onome's pounded yam post

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Comments

  1. Anonymous5/11/2013

    Wow I will surely try it, I just bought a food processor. I will try pounding my coco yam (ede) in it too for my bitter leaf soup. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. Hi, u can use a regular blender for the ede. That's what I use for my ede for bitter leaf soup and oha soup. It comes out beautifully well.

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    2. Anonymous5/12/2013

      Yeah, blender is good for cocoyam.

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    3. Anonymous5/14/2013

      Thank you for the info never knew ....Madam Kofo

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  2. Anonymous5/11/2013

    @ poster tanx 4 d positive energy u brought today by sharing sumtin so brilliant... Will try it and see how it goes. MOMA

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  3. Sparkle5/11/2013

    Pls, how much is a food processor? Any brand.

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    1. Anonymous5/12/2013

      Btwn 3-5k I think

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  4. Anonymous5/11/2013

    But to use blender foe ede you will have to add water, won't it make the soup watery?

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    1. Very little water and it won't make it watery. U know @ d time, the cocoyam is still very hot n soft. So it wld become smooth n fluffy in seconds. That's what I use n it works perfectly for me

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  5. Anonymous5/11/2013

    *for* I mean

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  6. Anonymous5/11/2013

    Original kenwood food processor with over 6 attachments is between 25000 - 28000 naira

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    1. Sparkle5/11/2013

      Thanks dearie.

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  7. Pls wats d diff btwn dis food processor n blender! I hv a verg good blender, do I still need a food processor? Pls I need further clarification, thanks

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    1. Yes Deborah, you still need a food processor. U can't make pounded yam with a blender.

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  8. Anonymous5/12/2013

    You can also use food processor to make your coleslaw, it grates carrots in seconds

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  9. Check jumia or konga for d prices. Dirs kenwood 4 13500 naira.
    @ poster tanks for d tips

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  10. Anonymous5/12/2013

    Pls wats a food processor used for?

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    1. Anonymous5/12/2013

      Read d above comments or U̶̲̥̅̊ can ask google. Na wa o.

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    2. A food processor has some similarities with a blender but can do more than a blender. Shred, tear, grind cut and deal with harder foods even nuts.Lol

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  11. Anonymous2/21/2015

    I suggest adding potatoes to your mix if you live abroad as that is a lot cheaper if you get the mix right maybe no more than 10- 30% it may not be noticed .An alternative is unripe plantain. Certainly worth experimenting with!

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