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How To Make The Most Delicious Yam Porridge

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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