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Yam Porridge Recipe

Yam Porridge Recipe | Igbo Recipe

Chy Anegbu
Yam porridge can be made in less than 30 minutes, it is one of the easiest and most natural food in Nigeria. There are hardly any artificial colors or spices.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 5 People
Calories 476 kcal


  • Pots
  • Spoons


  • 2.5 KG yam.
  • 1/2 cup ground crayfish
  • 2 seasoning cubes.
  • 100 ml of palm oil.
  • 300 ml ground fresh tomatoes
  • Ground fresh Peppers
  • 1 cup of Sliced Onions


  • Peel off the bark of the yam, slice to serve-able sizes, wash and set aside.
  • Grind the tomatoes, fresh pepper and half cup of crayfish.
  • Slice the onions
  • Pour 150ml of palm oil into a cooking pot, allow to heat and bleach a little (about two minutes). Add half of the sliced onions. Pour in the ground tomatoes/peppers.
  • Fry the ground tomatoes/pepper and onions for ten minutes, add water and transfer the sliced yams. Allow boiling then add crayfish, a seasoning cube, salt and allow to cook for the next ten minutes.
  • Add the remaining sliced onions.
  • Cover and allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Check if the yams are soft - use a cooking fork.
  • Once the yams are soft, stir together. Stir till it thickens.
Keyword Igbo Foods, Yam porridge, Yam recipes