Yamarita is loved by everyone in Nigeria, except you haven’t yet tried it. Then this page is for you.

Yamarita is plain boiled yam that is coated in egg, flour, ginger, garlic, and salt. Don’t forget the frying part.

This is one of the most popular Hausa food.

I see it in a different restaurant every day, it is nearly as popular as suya.

This recipe is detailed and one of the most comprehensive. I got a new smart camera, so now I get cleaner image 😀


For long I have dwelt on Hausa foods, My goal is to give you as many Hausa recipes as possible.

Yamarita is just easy and delicious. You can make this in just about 45 minutes. I decided to serve with tomato stew. You can also serve with egg sauce, ketchup or even Monica sauce.

As for Monica sauce, we would talk about that soon.

This recipe shows you how to make yamarita.

Ingredients For Yamarita

Serving: 2

Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Yam – 1kg
3 eggs
2 spoon of flour.
Vegetable Oil (300ml).
Teaspoon of ginger.
Teaspoon of garlic.
1 teaspoon of ground pepper.
1 cube of knorr (sweetener).
Pinch of salt.

Yamarita Ingredients.

These are some of the ingredients used for making yamarita. The white ceramic bowl contains 2 spoons of flour, powdered ginger, garlic, a pinch of salt, a cube of knorr and a teaspoon of ground pepper. Plus Three eggs and yam (1KG) inset.

Yamarita is usually what I do with left-over boiled yam. I like to think of it as the best thing that can happen to boiled yam. Either that or I have to prepare it from scratch.

Step 1
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.

Step 2
Mix all the spices in a bowl and whisk in the three eggs
(ginger, garlic, pepper, sweetener, salt plus the three eggs.

Whisk all properly together and immerse the boiled yam in it.

Making Yam

Set your frying pan on the heat and add just 300ml of vegetable oil. Allow to heat for about 1 minute.

Immerse the boiled yam in your spiced barter and flip. Drop into the hot oil and fry.

making yamarita

Step 3
Fry and flip, don’t allow to burn. You can use a spoon to apply more of the spiced bartar while it fries. I like it heavily coated.


Then serve with your favorite sauce and juice. Grilled fish or chicken is a welcome addition.

Served Yamarita

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Yamarita recipe

Yamarita Recipe | Yam and Egg recipe from Nigeria

davi anana
Yamarita is one of the easiest yam recipes of all time.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 6 People
Calories 273 kcal


  • Frying pan


  • 1 Kg Peeled Yam
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose-flour.
  • 400 ml egetable Oil For frying
  • 1 Teaspoon of ginger.
  • 1 Teaspoon of garlic.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper.
  • 1 seasoning cube sweetener.
  • 1 Pinch of salt.


  • Boil peeled and sliced white yam for 10-15 minutes and set aside.
  • Mix ginger, garlic, pepper, sweetener, salt plus the three eggs together in a small bowl
  • Get the boiled yam wrapped in the barter and deep fry. Flip and fry top-side.
  • Fry the egg-coated yams and flip, . You can use a spoon to apply more of the egg mixture while it fries. I like it heavily coated in the eggs.
  • In Nigerian restuarants and eatries, yamarita is usually served with tomato stew or sauce. You could throw in some fried or roasted fish.
Keyword Nigerian yam Recipes, Yamarita


  1. Anana  September 29, 2016

    I love yams, Thanks for this recipe. I have been following you for a very long time and certainly hope to meet you someday. Anana.

  2. Zino  September 29, 2016

    I definitely am going to try this one out. Thanks Chy!!
    Pls do you have a recipe for Rivers native soup or is it Fisherman soup? I had it once and can’t forget it. Would love to try that one out too.

  3. cordelia  September 29, 2016

    wow thanks for this… i’m definitely going to try this out!!!

  4. Gloria  September 29, 2016

    Yamarita is simply amazing. Had it last week but did mine without flour, garlic and ginger which is another new concept.. thanks for this receipe. Will try it 2moro. Thanks Chy for the innovative

    • Eby  March 6, 2018

      Sounds interesting too. Please what ingredients did you use instead?

  5. Juliana  September 29, 2016

    Nice one Chy, yamarita. Will certainly give it a try..

  6. Queen  September 29, 2016

    Tanks for this recipe, it wil enable me cook, eat and enjoy another tribe food. .

  7. adeline mayor  September 29, 2016

    You are doing a good job here i must commend u please do keep it up.u didnt tell us were the flour comes in in your recipee

    • Mucie Emerald  February 26, 2017

      It was mixed with d egg

  8. Onyinye  September 30, 2016

    Wao!! Chy thank you. Am enjoying m home now. Already in my kitchen. LOL

  9. Latifat  September 30, 2016

    thanks for the recipe and you doing a great job God bless you (Ameen). Please continue to keep me up date am interested in adding to my knowledge. THANKS owns more

  10. winnie  October 7, 2016

    hmmmm looks yummy

    • Sylvester  June 16, 2019

      Will definitely try it out. Tnx u

  11. iphie  October 12, 2016

    tnx so much u r a darling,i n my husband love d yam n i alwz buy it evry nw n den bt guess u brought an end to that. tnx alot.

  12. Lady vee  November 10, 2016

    Thank you, thank you and thank you again.

  13. Mrs Nora Onyinyechukwu Aderibigbe  November 14, 2016

    Thanks a lot for this recipe, your recipes have been really helpful….. I’d be starting up my lunch time kitchen in a couple of months, am looking forward to learning a lot more from you……

    • Chy Anegbu  November 17, 2016

      Ok, thanks for your comment. we are here for you.

      • Oluwa yemisi  January 2, 2017

        I knw it b4 but dis method is very unique, cudos to u.

  14. Eunice  November 20, 2016

    Keep it up Dearie. U are the best

  15. Nikky  November 21, 2016

    I have eaten beans coated yam, called yam burger here in Nigeria. Prepared by immersing yam into beans slurry I. e (akara) mix. This yammarita is highly welcome I cannot wait to try it thk u ma

  16. FLOSSY CHILEKEZI  November 28, 2016

    Am salivating already

  17. Amina  December 7, 2016

    oh sis u are too much keep it up of ur good work

  18. Mercy  December 9, 2016

    Thank you for this. But what will happen to the left over mixture? Can it be fried or thrown away?

    • Chy Anegbu  December 9, 2016

      Lol, I have never really thought about that becuase I don’t usually have left overs, maybe a little, usually.
      There is no point frying it.

  19. Josephine  December 9, 2016

    Simply awesome. It’s been an amazing experience since I discovered ur blog. Good job u’re doing, n thanks for d delivery of d cook books.

    • Chy Anegbu  December 10, 2016

      oh! I delight in helping you make delicious foods. Thanks for your feedback. I hope you love the cookbooks.

      • Lisa Adedeji  July 14, 2019

        Thank you chy

  20. Eve  December 14, 2016

    Will definitely try this i have always loved it. Much thanks

  21. Rafiat  December 20, 2016

    Wow!!! I am definitely going to try this, it looks really lovely. Great job.

  22. Amaka  December 21, 2016

    I have left over yam in my kitchen right now, so I will definitely try this recipe out first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks Chy!

  23. Evelyn  February 17, 2017

    Thanks for yamarita recipe. I really love it and iwill try it.

  24. Kate  February 23, 2017

    Nice one

  25. Maryam  March 3, 2017

    Hi Chy I’m from Kano and we prepare yamarita twice a week for breakfast I normally serve it with fresh fish pepper soup grilled fish or peppered fish. Thanks for all the delicious recipes you’ve been sharing.

    • Chy Anegbu  March 3, 2017

      Thanks for your feedback.

      • aderonke makinde  May 27, 2017

        Mehn m speechless. Ur indeed a wonderful woman. Thanks so much for the recipes and d good part is u post it for us for free. May the good Lord continue to bless and increase you.

  26. teena  March 17, 2017

    Thanx for dis amazing recipe. Av eaten it before and I Neva knew how it’s prepared. Now am definitely going to try this out

  27. Ginika  March 27, 2017

    Thanks for this recipe. I ve eaten it before but never knew how it was prepared. Now I ll surely make this. Thanks Chy.

  28. AlaoYemisi bolade  June 21, 2017

    Thanks for shearing this recipe, I have bought it from eatery many times because I love it am happy I can prepare it now, you are doing a great job

  29. Rita  June 23, 2017

    Thanks my big Anuty, I will try it.

  30. Dorathy Paul  June 27, 2017

    Wow…… thank you so much for the recipe, am grateful.

  31. Ogolo Rejoice  July 4, 2017

    Thanks Chy!! U r awesome

  32. Dora  July 18, 2017

    I tried this Yamarita recipe chi and it was superb. More greese to your elbow. Thanks.

  33. tola  July 25, 2017

    Nice one…..thanks to our wonderful Chy

  34. Chika  October 23, 2017

    Wow, l love to learn more from you

  35. Dora  January 17, 2018

    I tried it, its so yummicious….., Thanks a lot cos my husband now showers me with praises.

  36. Nami  January 23, 2018

    Thanks for this yamarita recipe, I’m trying this soon!!

  37. Ify  February 24, 2018

    Yamarita is always a welcome dish for me. Served with roasted fish and veggies sauce.

  38. Maimuna  February 24, 2018

    I do this almost everyday as breakfast cos it’s my husband’s favorite meal.

  39. tobi  February 25, 2018

    I’ll definitely try this…..much love!!!

  40. fatima  April 5, 2018

    I lov dis Doe I do with just egg but I think I will try dis it looks much more better. Thank chy

  41. Jessica  June 16, 2018

    This is a good one. I never knew how to prepare yamrite before but now with this recipe I can make it now

  42. shuga  September 14, 2018

    wow so nice I like dis
    will definitely try dis wat kind of flour used I use I mean baking flour or corn flour

    • Chy Anegbu  September 19, 2018

      All purpose flour.

  43. Olubukola  June 18, 2019

    Wow I’m try this recipe. Thanks so much

  44. Charity paul  June 19, 2019

    Nice one, I will try it.

  45. Alice  June 19, 2019

    Thanks a million Chy. You are so kind for teaching what it means to make delicious meals. Please keep me informed as you are doing. God bless you.

  46. Patience Sunday Emmanuel  June 28, 2019

    Thanks…. So yummy

  47. Pamela njoku  July 6, 2019

    Thank you Ma,am going to try mine, but yam is costly now, so m going to wait for new yam.

  48. Princess utomobong  July 6, 2019

    Will definitely give it a try, I love good food, thanks so much chy

  49. Esther  May 6, 2020

    This is really amazing. Thank you for enlightening us.

  50. Queen Jorie  May 24, 2020

    5 stars
    Amazing recipe. Thank you. I’m definitely cooking it soonest.

  51. Jane  July 13, 2020

    5 stars
    You made my day, I tried yamarita for the first time as breakfast for the family and everyone is loving it. Thanks.

  52. Eniola  September 9, 2020

    5 stars
    Hi Chy
    I tried the yamarita recipe and I really loved it.
    Thanks a lot.


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