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#NIGERIAN RECIPE: How To Make Porridge Yam With Vegetables


We want to give you a detailed information on how to make Nigerian porridge yam with vegetables.

We have made and eaten different yam recipes in Nigeria but what we are going to be talking about here is the exact kind of recipe you find in Nigerian posh restaurants.

The most widely eaten Nigerian food is jollof rice, a very popular rice recipe, although, fried rice is slowly taking the center stage. I personally like both of these rice recipes, I made the two for Christmas so that people have to choose, some even like a blend of both.

There are still many other popular Nigerian foods that are supposed to be on this page like the yam recipes I talked about briefly above, different salad recipes, fruits, pastas and so many others. It  all depends on your pocket and what you like.

So lets get to making the popular porridge yam recipe.

The ingredients below would serve about six people, you can increase or reduce depending on the number of people you are looking to feed and of course the size of their belle.

The Ingredients Include.

1 medium sized tuber of yam
Ten balls of fresh tomatoes
15 cl vegetable or groundnut oil
Maggi seasoning (2 cubes)
2 bulbs of onions
Half cup of crayfish
Fluted pumpkin (optional)
Canned tomatoes (smallest size)
Salt and pepper to taste.


Peel off the back of the yam and slice to serve-able bits. If you like you can slice them into tiny bit, it is the best size for porridge yam.

Ground the fresh tomatoes and fresh pepper to a very smooth paste and also slice the leaves if it is not already sliced. In Nigeria we do the majority of the preparation part in the market, the food stuff sellers have a way of preparing every one of the ingredients like the slicing of leaves and grinding of tomatoes e.t.c.

Also grind the half cup of crayfish with a kitchen blender.


Set your cooking pot on the burner, allow to dry before adding the ten to fifteen centiliter of vegetable oil, heat for three minutes and add the grinded tomato/pepper paste and stir. Keep stirring occasionally for the next eight to ten minutes until it looses its sour taste due to frying

You can taste the tomatoes to be on the safe side.


Add a cup of clean water and also add the peeled yam. You should make sure the yam is not completely submerged in the water. Also add the grinded crayfish, a cube of maggi or two. Add salt to taste and allow to boil for the next ten to fifteen minutes.

After cooking for ten to fifteen minutes you can pierce with a cooking fork to check if the yam is soft enough for consumption, add vegetables

(optional), cook for another three minutes and stir very well to achieve the very thick syrup that is an integral part of the Nigerian porridge yam.

You just made yourself a delicious Nigerian porridge yam with vegetables, CONGRATULATIONS!


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