Showing posts with label all yam recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label all yam recipes. Show all posts

Monday, March 26, 2018


3 small slices of yam with egg tomato sauce. Next time, let's do one slice.

Yesterday Sunday,  March 25 marked the 22nd day of me trying to lose weight with Nigerian food. No breakfast. After all that Saturday rice, I rejected Sunday rice. Boiled yam with egg sauce was great. That picture was zoomed in, the real food plate looked really small. 3 tiny pieces of boiled yam with egg sauce.  (Looking back now, one piece of boiled yam should have been just fine) I snacked on 2 avocados and 2 mangoes and I ate just onion and lettuce salad with sardines for dinner. 

SEE ALSO: Nigerian and foreign sauce recipes on the blog
Onion and lettuce salad with sardines.

Over the weekend, I went to my children's school and they noticed I'm losing weight. Commented that I look very different and that they love it 👍👍.
I forgot to check my weight before rushing for church and I won't even try it after eating all that yam and egg sauce and washing down with chill zobo. Hopefully, tomorrow, I know where I stand. I'm more relaxed on weekends. My weight loss journey is more focused on weekdays, I don't know why? 


Saturday, June 03, 2017

How to cook ikokore with tomatoes

 Ikokore cooked with tomatoes and vegetables
 Today we are cooking ikokore with some fresh ripe tomatoes. There's also enough green vegetables in this pot of delicacy because I wanted some green in there. It doesn't necessarily have to be cooked with green vegetables unless you are health conscious and very much into eating right. On the blog, we already posted how to cook ikokore with vegetables but that one wasn't cooked with tomatoes.


1and half kg water yam
2 cups palm oil
1 large onion
4 large ripe tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground Fresh pepper
2 seasoning cubes
2 large smoked catfish
4 cups water to start with, you can adjust later by adding more if ikokore begins to get too thick or dry.
1 large bunch aleho (Green amaranth)

Before you cook this ikokore:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to cook Nigerian Yam Porridge without palm oil

Nigerian yam porridge cooked with no palm oil.

 Yam porridge can be cooked with or without palm oil and both methods taste great just that the one cooked without palm oil doesn't have that beautiful colour. If you cook with Saladmaster cookware, you already know that they do not need any kind of oil because the pots are all about healthy living.

I made this colourful, delicious yam porridge without even a drop of palm oil. Red bell pepper enhances the taste and also adds colour not forgetting all the health benefits of red bell peppers.
Yam porridge cooked without a drop of oil is delicious. Do not worry, the oil from the fish is all the body needs.

1/2 small tuber of yam
Enough water to cover the yam
2 medium sized smoked cat fish
1 large onion
5 large red bell peppers (tatashey)
Seasoning cubes to taste
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon fresh scotch bonnet pepper (Optional)
Locust beans (Dadadwa) Optional

Friday, October 14, 2016

How to cook recession yam porridge (pottage) with tomatoes

yam porridge
 A serving of yam porridge during Nigerian recession. Cooked without meat or fish but not lacking protein.

Recession yam porridge is cooked without meat or fish but with some less expensive protein element. It tastes so so good. Cooking this porridge is very easy, this is like the easiest method of making Nigerian yam porridge. Less ingredients with same great taste.


  • 1 Tuber yam (medium sized)
  • 5 large tomatoes
  • 2 large onion bulbs
  • 2 cups palm oil
  • 2 cups ground crayfish
  • Fresh pepper
  • Knorr cubes to your taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Nigerian Yam Porridge

Nigerian yam porridge cooked with smoked mackerel and green vegetables. Easy recipe. Dinner is served.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Yam porridge
 Yam porridge with vegetable sauce Image: K Cuisine.

Would you rather eat a hot plate of yam pottage or have tea/beverage drink with bread for breakfast?

Check out yam porridge recipes after the cut...

Friday, August 19, 2016


 Whole chicken. This you can oven roast, pot roast or barbecue with soft chicken.
Right hand up if you can name all your chicken cuts. There are many different cuts of chicken available and the one you use depends on how you intend to cook it. Chicken can be used to cook any meal, depending on the type. Our local, hard chickens can be used for even plantain or yam porridge, they take longer to cook and do not crumble whereas the soft chicken (Agric fowl), I can only fry, grill or bake and serve with already cooked food. If you want to cook the chicken together in the meal, I would prefer you leave the bones intact whether it's Agric fowl or local.Without it's skin, chicken is well known as very healthy "white meat" alternative to beef and lamb. If hubby has stopped eating red meat, you can serve him chicken, snails, seafood, snake. But you know local chicken has more flavour than agric ( intensely reared and buttered with all the antibiotics). Can't remember when last I ate hard chicken/local anyway. Soft chicken cooks faster even though I hear that Nigerians, that we love hard orobo chicken.


  1. Whole chicken
  2. Boned whole chicken
  3. Breast on the bone
  4. Drumsticks
  5. Chicken Marylands
  6. Double (joint)
  7. Chicken thighs with bone
  8. Chicken thighs without bone
  9. Chicken tenderloins
  10. Breast Fillet
  11. Wings
  12. Chicken mince
  13. Chicken livers
  14. Breast fillet
More cuts (parts) when you continue...

Friday, July 08, 2016


You like?
I'm still trying to figure out how to shape yam this good. What can cut a heart shaped yam for me because this here is what I crave for lunch. Was it boiled before cutting or cut before boiling? When food is presented this way, you become too weak to say no. This yam dish is by MsKcatering services

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sweet Yam pottage I made for lunch

Yam pottage cooked soft and about to melt.
Yam pottage (almost typed porridge) is best cooked with dry/smoked fish. Add vegetables sparingly, cook with lots of palm oil if you love that real pottage colour. Let it cook softer than when you boil yam for poundo. I sprinkled uziza pepper leaves on this one, you can pound and add uziza seeds if you have them.This is rainy season, May to July yam is scarce but very sweet. At this time, sweet yam lovers don't need to boil it with sugar or any sweetener. It's naturally dry and sweet. Find yam pottage recipe when you visit all yam recipes on the blog.

Monday, May 02, 2016

How To Cook Nigerian White Soup With Melon Lumps

Nigerian egusi white soup
Nigerian white soup cooked with egusi (melon) lumps.
Nigerian white soup originated from the South South Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It's very easy to cook, serve and enjoy with fufu especially poundedyam. Because of its spicy nature, new moms are encouraged to take lots of this soup the first few weeks after delivery. Different countries have their own versions of white soups completely different from Nigerian white soup.

If well cooked with uziza hot leaves, this soup can be mega delicious and rich in

Friday, February 05, 2016

Check Out These Yam Recipes On The Blog

 A serving of boiled yam with egg sauce.

 This yam and egg sauce is just to remind us, in case you haven 't cooked this in a while. No need for step by step cooking pics. I'll just link to our old yam recipes on the blog. Short procedure here; boil yam and fry eggs with onions and tomatoes na. That's all.

This yam and vegetable egg sauce recipe here

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nigerian Pounded Yam Made With Food Processor

Smooth, soft, hot, elastic pounded  yam in the dough bowl. Waiting to be scooped out.
 With all the blog posts on making pounded yam in a food processor, I never bothered trying because there was always someone around to help with the pounding. Well, yesterday I craved hot pounded yam with hot draw soup at a time there was no adult around and I had to quickly search the blog for the pounded yam in a food processor post by Onome.

It was

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Asaro (Yam Porridge) By Chidinma

Nutritious Yam Porridge
 Hello, Aunt Eya, this is the recipe.

Thank you, for having me over again. I'd like to introduce you to:

Asaro, My Way

With all the ways yam can be cooked (fried, baked, mashed, pounded), I find that, more often than not, I turn to yam porridge.

Yam porridge (Asaro), when cooked right, is a delight to behold, and to taste. It always has a spicy creaminess (I'm sure that's not a word), and the yams just melt in your mouth. The stock from

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Egg Plant Sauce With Crunchy Snails And Boiled Yam

Crunchy Peppered snails.
Try serving peppered snails with egg sauce and see the difference. I blended these eggplants and I think that affected the

Friday, September 13, 2013

Should Yam Be Boiled With Salt, Sugar Or Both?

Yam porridge with vegetables, see Recipe HERE

Boiled yam with vegetables, see Recipe HERE
Hello Aunty Eya and Wives Connection Fam. I boil yams with salt but now that new yams are

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Make Pounded Yam In A Food Processor By Onome

Making pounded yam with a food processor
Hi Aunty Eya,came across an old post of someone asking for pictorials on how to make  pounded yam with a food processor.Had an old one that I seldom use so I decided to give it a try.this is what I came out with.

NOTE:Yam should be cut in average chunks and let to boil very soft.Food Processor should be set at the highest and left to run .
Water should be added in tablespoons to

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spider Yam Served With Baked Beans And Ketchup By Deborah Bala

Breakfast spider yam served with baked beans and ketchup

Morning WC, decided to share a childhood breakfast recipe, I once asked my mum the name of this breakfast, when she couldn't answer I decided to name it spider yam, and spider yam it

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

How To Cook Ekpang Or Ikokore With Yam


A pot of ekpang cooked with  just yam and scent leaves
 This pot of yam ekpang has been waiting for too long. I promised to post on Sunday but couldn't. I wanted to do all that is necessary before posting. I will update with cooking steps later please. This yam ekpang was cooked with the yam we all use for pounded yam.
The white yam we boil and use for porridge. NOT WATERYAM. 

1small tuber of yam (smoothly grated)
4 eggs
2 medium sized smoked catfish
Scent leaves

Pepper sauce
Palm oil
Seasoning cubes
Salt to

Monday, July 08, 2013

How To Cook Yam Porridge With Scent Leaves

A plate of yam porridge
This yam was cut into smaller cubes than I normally did and I realized it cooked and thickened faster. There are other yam porridge recipes on the blog so I don't really need to explain much. 

Besides, every Nigerian can cook yam porridge. Is it just Nigerians sef? No. I think Africans can cook yam porridge. The added scent leaves (mint leaves) made it more nutritious. Hot leaf, green or fluted pumpkin can be used in place of this scent leaves.

1 small sized Yam