Yam Recipes in Nigeria
Yam recipes are just so many in Nigeria. I know a couple of them but would be writing about the 7 most popular recipes in Nigeria.
There are just a few of them that are delicious enough to spark up my appetite.
Do you have a tuber of yam in your hand but lack the necessary skill to turn it into a delicious meal? By following this recipe, you will definitely make something delicious in no time.
Over the past few years, I have experimented heavily on yam recipes and other Nigerian foods 😀
I have also dedicated this year to even further experimentation on Nigerian foods.
My list would include porridge yam, pepper soup yam, yam and tomato sauce, and white yam as well as some age-old native recipe that I only get to eat when I am in my village.
1. White Yam Recipes
What you find above is the image of cooked white yam with my favorite palm oil sauce.
This is cooked white yam with a different kind of sauce that you wouldn’t find anywhere else in Nigerian developed cities. The sauce was made with utazi (false cubeb leaves), ground dry pepper, palm oil, salt, and another local ingredient called ugba or ukpaka which is actually the scarce ingredient.
Here is the recipe for White Yam and Palm oil Sauce
2. Yam Pepper soup Recipe
Among all of these yam recipes, I think I like Pepper soup yam better than The rest of them, the only problem is that it is the most expensive of all the recipes because of the use of catfish.
Catfish is one of the most popular fish eaten in Nigeria it is used for preparing yam pepper soup as well as the popular point and kill pepper soup that you find in major Nigerian restaurants and food joints.
The yam pepper soup is very easy to make, the process is similar to that of Point And Kill (Cat Fish) Peppersoup, with slight differences.
Here is Recipe for Yam Pepper Soup
3. Yam And Egg Sauce
Combining boiled yam and egg sauce is another delicious way to have yam in Nigeria.
This is plain boiled white yam that is served with egg sauce. Click here to find recipes for Yam and Egg Sauce Recipe
I think yamarita takes the cake.
Yamarita is just fried egg-coated yams, it is a popular Hausa food in Nigeria.
5. Vegetable Sauce
Let’s talk about vegetables… I love vegetables however they are prepared. This particle sauce combines my favorite vegetable and tomatoes. This sauce is usually made for yam in Nigeria.
These are just some of the popular yam recipes in Nigeria. More recipes after the cut.
Click here to learn how I made Vegetable/Tomato Sauce for yam
6. Yam Porridge Nigerian Recipes
I have another delicious yam recipe in mind, I decided to try an idea in my head and it turned out very delicious. Porridge yam is like the most popular yam recipe in Nigeria. Indigenous recipes exist across different Nigerian tribes and ethnic groups.
I have probably never even seen some of them.
But there is a recipe of porridge yam that is very popular in Nigeria and also made and served in most Nigerian hotels, restaurants, and eateries.
When you find a way combine sliced white yam, some tomato paste, onion, palm oil, and some other Nigeran food ingredients, what you get is a delicious plate of the porridge yam above.
Here is How to Make Yam Porridge
The country Nigeria is made up of over three hundred different ethnic groups and languages, in total there are over twenty different yam recipes in Nigeria but I am focusing mainly on the popular recipes, the ones that are acceptable by almost every citizen of Nigeria.
If you are dating or married to a Nigerian person you can surprise him/her with any one of the recipes listed on this page, except the very few recipes that are indigenous to certain ethnic groups in Nigeria.
In my Lagos home, we have four different ways of preparing yam. It is either porridge yam, tomato sauce yam, Pepper Soup Yam (Ji Mmiri Oku) or fried yam which is often combined with other foods to make a perfect breakfast or dinner in most cases.
7. Pounded Yam Recipes
Aside from all that I have listed above, there are several other uses of yams in Nigeria, the chief being ‘pounded yam’. The name ‘pounded yam’ is a popular acronym in the Nigerian food-osphere. Pounded yam is usually served alongside Nigerian soups
Pounded yam is just yam that is cooked and pounded with mortar and pestle and then served with any of the Popular Nigerian soups.
In recent times, however, more ways to make pounded yam have been discovered.
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Here is a quick recipe for yamarita.
Top 7 Yam Recipes From Nigeria
- Frying pan
- 1 kg Yam
- 3 eggs
- 2 spoon of flour
- 300 ml Vegetable Oil
- Teaspoon of ginger
- Teaspoon of garlic
- a teaspoon of ground pepper
- 1 cube of knorr sweetener
- Pinch of salt
- Peel off the back of the yam, slice to any size, shapes and boil for about 15 minutes. It should be soft and well cooked. Drain and allow to cool.
- Mix all the spices in a bowl and add the eggs, flour and a pinch of salt.
- Soak the yams in the batter and fry.
- Fry and flip, don’t allow to burn.
- Then serve yamarita with roasted fish and tomato sauce.
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