Sweet potato porridge.
Sweet potatoes are always the most affordable tubers in Nigerian markets. they can also be served as vegetables though. These tubers are cheap. I bought a 200 Naira quantity and used just half for this yummy porridge. There are so many benefits of eating sweet potato, aside from the fact that they are natural sweeteners,
sweet potatoes are loaded with benefits, they are an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1,Vitamin B2, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorus and a host of other great vitamins, Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of nutrition for both kids and adults. 
The patients of diabetes have such a strict eating pattern. They have to eat good and healthy food and avoid sweet food source. Sweet potatoes can still be consumed by the patients of diabetes because it can manage the level of blood sugar. They can be used to replace rice or another source of carbohydrate.
Sweet potatoes contains low glycemix index. In the lattest research, it shown that sweet potatoes can reduce the level of blood sugar and insulin resistance in diabetes patient. Mangnesium in sweet potatoes can help to control the level of our blood sugar in our blood. Therefore, people who consume high diet of magnesium rarely suffer from diabetes type 2. The fibers in sweet potatoes bring such a significant differences, too. Based on the recent research, the patient of diabetes type 1 who consume high diet of fiber has increased their blood sugar, lipid,and insulin. A medium sweet potato contains of 6 gr of fiber. However, the patients of diabetes should consume sweet potatoes based on the suggested portion.
-Dr Heben
Sweet potatoes is a great source of energy, helps in relieving arthritis. VITAMIN c AND OTHER VITAMINS IN SWEET POTATOES HELP RESOLVE BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA.  Helps reduce addiction to cigarettes and even alcohol and other spirits.
Beta carotene in sweet potatoes is an anti oxidant that helps to fight cancer. Sweet potatoes helps improve the skin texture and clear rough heels. Helps remove dark eye circles and relieves swollen eyes. 

If we want to have twins children, consuming sweet potatoes probably is a good idea. The inhabitants of Igbo-Ora, Yoruba in Nigeria are sure that sweet potatoes is the only cause of  hyperovulation and level up the chance of having twins baby. In West Africa, the level of identical and non identical twins baby is higher than in Europe or Japan. African believe that the high level of having multiples because their staple food is sweet potatoes. Some experts in West Africa and Europe believe that the natural subsntance of Phytoestrogen hormone in sweet potatoes can trigger ovarium to produce more than one cells in both sides of ovarium at the same time.
Perhaps only a few people know that sweet potatoes  have their extraordinary benefits for people who are on diet.
-Dr Heben
 This potato porridge was so delicious. I was still on my water fast and didn't eat it but I hear lunch was delicious, it was rushed, they all asked for more and I have promised myself to make this again now that the water fast is over.


3 small tubers sweet potatoes as shown in the picture.
1 medium sized onion
1 cup soya oil (Shop professional measuring cups)
1/2kg fish
2 seasoning cubes
1 tablespoon ground fresh pepper
3 medium sized red bell peppers
3 tomato fruits
Salt to taste
1/2 cup water
1 small bunch green vegetables (I used ugu and green aleho)


NEXT, wash and cut vegetables with kitchen knives and set aside.
Wash the fish and set aside too.

1. In a clean cooking pot, heat the oil . I heated mine very hot because some vegetables were frozen.
2. Add the onion, tomatoes, seasoning and pepper, stir and fry for about 1 minute before checking for salt and adding the fish.
3. Stir briefly and Leave the fish to cook for about 15 to 20 minutes as you gently stir occasionally. 
4. Check again for salt. Now, take your fish out of the boiling pot before adding the sweet potatoes, you do not want those heavy potatoes wedges to crush your cooked fish. The fish taste has already simmered into your pot by now and the whole kitchen is reporting your cooking.
You can brown the cooked fish in a different greased non stick hot pan like I did mine.
5. Stir porridge pot, cover and let potatoes cook for as soft as you want. Check for tenderness and salt, if you are satisfied, add the vegetables, turn off the heat and bring down from the stove , continue to stir until they are a bit wilted.
6. Serve with the delicious stewed fish.
Below is my step by step cooking pictures to guide you.

 Fish and tomatoes in a hot cooking pot

 Vegetables on a cutting board

sweet potato porridge cooked Nigerian.
Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Yummy, I will try this method. Aunty Eya please how do I preserve broad leaves

    1. Drop them in the freezer until you are ready to use. Wash and use immediately they are out of the freezer.

  2. Looks really delicious

  3. Anonymous5/08/2018

    Hmmm yummy. I will try it within this week. Did you pound the pepper or blend roughly?

    1. Thank you. You can pound or blend roughly for colour.


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