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How To Prepare Ojojo By Rubynnia

Ojojo with akara
It's Rubynnia again and this time around, I want to show you how I prepared my Ojojo.

Ojojo is made from grated water yam. Water yam is ideal for this

delicacy because it draws after being grated unlike other yam species.

So I will explain in details, one step at a time.

STEP 1: PEELING; GRATING TIME
I cut yam tuber into desired slices, peel the skin off and grate. For those who don't like grating, I suggest you cut the yam slices into tiny pieces and blend with a blender to save you the stress of grating.

STEP 2: CONDIMENTS ADDITION
I added chopped pepper and onions to spice my ojojo, not forgetting salt to taste.

STEP 3: FRYING
For frying ojojo, you can either use your hand or spoon depending on your preference. I prefer using my hand since the pureed yam is sticky like dough for making puff puff.

STEP 4: ADJUSTMENT & TURNING
Once the balls turn light yellow, do turn it over so the other side can cook.

STEP 5: SCOOPING, COOLING & DRAINING
Remove the balls from

oil when it's done. Ojojo soaks a lot of oil, so I would advise you press the balls to drain the excess oil, then leave to cool.

STEP 6: READY TO EAT!
Ojojo can be eaten alone as snack, with garri(yam flakes), pap or with any food of your choice
STEP 1: PEELING & GRATING TIME
I cut yam tuber into desired slices, peel the skin off and grate. For those who don't like grating, I suggest you cut the yam slices into tiny pieces and blend with a blender to save you the stress of grating.
 STEP 1: PEELING & GRATING TIME
I cut yam tuber into desired slices, peel the skin off and grate. For those who don't like grating, I suggest you cut the yam slices into tiny pieces and blend with a blender to save you the stress of grating.
 STEP 2: CONDIMENTS ADDITION
I added chopped pepper and onions to spice my ojojo, not forgetting salt to taste
 STEP 3: FRYING
For frying ojojo, you can either use your hand or spoon depending on your preference. I prefer using my hand since the pureed yam is sticky like dough for making puff puff.
 STEP 4: ADJUSTMENT & TURNING
Once the balls turn light yellow, do turn it over so the other side can cook.
STEP 5: SCOOPING, COOLING & DRAINING
Remove the balls from oil when it's done. Ojojo soaks a lot of oil, so I would advise you press the balls to drain the excess oil, then leave to cool.
STEP 6: READY TO EAT!
Ojojo can be eaten alone as snack, with garri(yam flakes), pap or with any food of your choice 

Comments

  1. Well done Ruby. I remember buying this loads at d roadside back in the days. It was fried yam (dundun), ojojo and akara with fried hot stew.
    I've tried frying akara 2wice but I got mini pancakes instead. Hopefully my trial of ojojo will be better.

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    1. Lizzy, I believe you'll get your desired akara. Please ensure you don't add too much water when blending the beans and stir the ground beans mixture very well inorder to trap air into it to get the puffy texture.
      All the best!

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  2. Priscy5/27/2013

    nice one

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  3. Nice one Rubby,never had ojojo before,but will give it a try someday.

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  4. Anonymous5/27/2013

    Does wateryam causing itching like normal yam.. I need to know before I attempt grating it o. Good job Ruby, it looks tasty.. God help and this my love for fried things.. I need to lose weight

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    1. No be only you oh. Nowadays, I'm having cravings for fried foods; atleast I'm trying to increase my weight to a certain Kg. So I guess I'm okay.

      To your itching question, I didn't feel any while grating. I think when one peels yam and it mistakenly touches the skin, it itches but when I was grating, it didn't itch.

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    2. Anonymous5/28/2013

      Yes water yam is extremely itchy. And it's more slimy so it can touch your skin easier. If possible wear a rubber glove

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  5. Young Awesome Mum5/27/2013

    Ojojo? Never heard of it before x_x looks nice tho

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  6. Wooow this is sooo yummy..God bless you!!

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  7. Thanks Rubynnia! God bless you for this. Will try it someday soon

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  8. Trying this out now,I av a tuber of water yam at home,was just thinking of wat to do with it since am moving out of my house tomorrow.Thanks a bunch.

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  9. Trying this out now,I av a tuber of water yam at home,was just thinking of wat to do with it since am moving out of my house tomorrow.Thanks a bunch.

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  10. Anonymous5/28/2013

    Ojojo?? Never heard it before but it sure looks yummy. Thanks
    Pinky

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  11. Nice one ruby but I dunno if I can try this my skin reaction is on another level, raw Yam touches my skin and d nxt 1hr am so uncomfy itching all over but I just might risk it cos I've nver had ojojo

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    1. Alero, you could try blending it. Cut yam into tiny pieces so the blender blades can easily rotate and grind the yam pieces. If it gets stuck, add few drops of water.
      Take care.

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  12. Thanks everyone for the kind words!

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  13. Anonymous5/28/2013

    Tnx for d recipe Rubynnia buh can u upload a pix of d water yam. Neva sin it b4 n how do I differentiate it form d normal yam?

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  14. This can also be done with normal yam,if u don't lik water yam. follow same proceedure.
    To be served with gravy.(Yam balls n sauce).Its yummy.

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    1. Thanks for the recipe suggestion.

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  15. ^^I don't even know how to differentiate it myself by sight. I only know it's water yam when it's very easy to peel.

    You could ask the seller for water yam when you go yam purchasing.

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  16. Woooww, never heard of ojojo but ready to try out! Look easy to make n delicious, pls can u snap d water yam n upload so we see how it looks.

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  17. Ohhh Rubby.... Why have you decided to keep me restless.
    I've been trying to dodge this post but your tomatoes cutting post have dragged me here again.
    Am so looking for water yam tomorrow. Vividly remember making this for my aunt, so delicious.

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