Yamarita

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 😀

Yamarita

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.

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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 5 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

Equipment

  • Frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 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.

Instructions
 

  • 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

65 Comments

Anana
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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.

September 29, 2016
Zino
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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.

September 29, 2016
cordelia
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wow thanks for this… i’m definitely going to try this out!!!

September 29, 2016
Gloria
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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

September 29, 2016
Eby
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Sounds interesting too. Please what ingredients did you use instead?

March 6, 2018
Juliana
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Nice one Chy, yamarita. Will certainly give it a try..

September 29, 2016
Queen
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Tanks for this recipe, it wil enable me cook, eat and enjoy another tribe food. .

September 29, 2016
adeline mayor
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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

September 29, 2016
Mucie Emerald
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It was mixed with d egg

February 26, 2017
Onyinye
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Wao!! Chy thank you. Am enjoying m home now. Already in my kitchen. LOL

September 30, 2016
Latifat
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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

September 30, 2016
winnie
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hmmmm looks yummy

October 7, 2016
Sylvester
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Will definitely try it out. Tnx u

June 16, 2019
iphie
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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.

October 12, 2016
Lady vee
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Thank you, thank you and thank you again.

November 10, 2016
Mrs Nora Onyinyechukwu Aderibigbe
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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……

November 14, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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Ok, thanks for your comment. we are here for you.

November 17, 2016
Oluwa yemisi
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I knw it b4 but dis method is very unique, cudos to u.

January 2, 2017
Eunice
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Keep it up Dearie. U are the best

November 20, 2016
Nikky
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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

November 21, 2016
FLOSSY CHILEKEZI
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Am salivating already

November 28, 2016
Amina
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oh sis u are too much keep it up of ur good work

December 7, 2016
Mercy
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Thank you for this. But what will happen to the left over mixture? Can it be fried or thrown away?

December 9, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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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.

December 9, 2016
Josephine
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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.

December 9, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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oh! I delight in helping you make delicious foods. Thanks for your feedback. I hope you love the cookbooks.

December 10, 2016
Lisa Adedeji
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Thank you chy

July 14, 2019
Eve
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Will definitely try this i have always loved it. Much thanks

December 14, 2016
Rafiat
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Wow!!! I am definitely going to try this, it looks really lovely. Great job.

December 20, 2016
Amaka
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I have left over yam in my kitchen right now, so I will definitely try this recipe out first thing tomorrow morning. Thanks Chy!

December 21, 2016
Evelyn
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Thanks for yamarita recipe. I really love it and iwill try it.

February 17, 2017
Kate
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Nice one

February 23, 2017
Maryam
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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.

March 3, 2017
Chy Anegbu
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Thanks for your feedback.

March 3, 2017
aderonke makinde
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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.

May 27, 2017
teena
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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

March 17, 2017
Ginika
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Thanks for this recipe. I ve eaten it before but never knew how it was prepared. Now I ll surely make this. Thanks Chy.

March 27, 2017
AlaoYemisi bolade
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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

June 21, 2017
Rita
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Thanks my big Anuty, I will try it.

June 23, 2017
Dorathy Paul
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Wow…… thank you so much for the recipe, am grateful.

June 27, 2017
Ogolo Rejoice
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Thanks Chy!! U r awesome

July 4, 2017
Dora
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I tried this Yamarita recipe chi and it was superb. More greese to your elbow. Thanks.

July 18, 2017
tola
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Nice one…..thanks to our wonderful Chy

July 25, 2017
Chika
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Wow, l love to learn more from you

October 23, 2017
Dora
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I tried it, its so yummicious….., Thanks a lot cos my husband now showers me with praises.

January 17, 2018
Nami
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Thanks for this yamarita recipe, I’m trying this soon!!

January 23, 2018
Ify
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Yamarita is always a welcome dish for me. Served with roasted fish and veggies sauce.

February 24, 2018
Maimuna
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I do this almost everyday as breakfast cos it’s my husband’s favorite meal.

February 24, 2018
tobi
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I’ll definitely try this…..much love!!!

February 25, 2018
fatima
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I lov dis Doe I do with just egg but I think I will try dis it looks much more better. Thank chy

April 5, 2018
Jessica
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This is a good one. I never knew how to prepare yamrite before but now with this recipe I can make it now

June 16, 2018
shuga
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wow so nice I like dis
will definitely try dis wat kind of flour used I use I mean baking flour or corn flour

September 14, 2018
Chy Anegbu
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All purpose flour.

September 19, 2018
Olubukola
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Wow I’m try this recipe. Thanks so much

June 18, 2019
Charity paul
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Nice one, I will try it.

June 19, 2019
Alice
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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.

June 19, 2019
Patience Sunday Emmanuel
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Thanks…. So yummy

June 28, 2019
Pamela njoku
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Thank you Ma,am going to try mine, but yam is costly now, so m going to wait for new yam.

July 6, 2019
Princess utomobong
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Will definitely give it a try, I love good food, thanks so much chy

July 6, 2019
Esther
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This is really amazing. Thank you for enlightening us.

May 6, 2020
Queen Jorie
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5 stars
Amazing recipe. Thank you. I’m definitely cooking it soonest.

May 24, 2020
Jane
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5 stars
You made my day, I tried yamarita for the first time as breakfast for the family and everyone is loving it. Thanks.

July 13, 2020
Eniola
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5 stars
Hi Chy
I tried the yamarita recipe and I really loved it.
Thanks a lot.

September 9, 2020
Sarahlee
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Can I make it without flour?because I have a left over yam now but no flour to try it with

October 21, 2020
Chy Anegbu
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Flour is part of yamarita, but you could try it and tell us how it gors.

October 21, 2020

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