Showing posts with the label pounded yam


Pounded yam in the past could only be made by manually grinding boiled yams with mortar and pestle. These days, with the help of Technology, with food processors and blenders, pounded yam that used to take upto an hour to cook and pound can now be made and served in 5 minutes. You can also make good pounded yam using a food processor

The yam I used is not even the white lovely type yet the fufu is

Nigerian Pounded Yam Made With Food Processor

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 processorpost by Onome.

It was

How To Make 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:

Boil the yam soft like the one you boil for pounding.Attach the dough blade to the food processor and turn the heat to low.Allow the yam to continue boiling while you pick a few slices depending on the size, and place in the food processorCover your bowl, then turn…