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How To Make The Most Delicious Yam Porridge

By Stella Ibru 26 July 2017   |   3:54 pm

There are many ways to cook yam, you could fry it, boil it or even roast it. However if you are looking for something spicy with a little twist you, you could try the Yam Porridge otherwise known as Asaro. It is a mixture of yam and other ingredients with protein. It is usually not cooked with added vegetables but you can always add a little to add some green colour to the meal.


  • Yam 1/2 medium size tuber* (peeled, washed and cubed)
  • Palm oil (3 Tablespoons)
  • Maggi (2 cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dried fish (washed)¬† (approximately 1 cup)
  • Blended crayfish (1 Tablespoon)
  • Dried pepper (1 teaspoon)


  • Add yam cubes to a pot, pour in enough water to just cover the yam.¬† Cover and cook on medium heat for 15-20min
  • ¬†Uncover the pot, with a wooden spoon break the yam down by gently mashing
  • Add in the left over ingredients. combine
  • Reduce heat to minimum, cover the pot and simmer for another 10-12 minutes

Serve with your choice of beef or chicken


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