How to cook Yam pottage or porridge (Asaro or Ebe)

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How to cook Yam pottage or porridge (Asaro or Ebe)

Things You'll Need

  • Yams ( Yam tubers can be got from an African food store)
  • Palm oil (from African store too)
  • salt
  • red pepper powder
  • onions 1
  • tomatoes 2
  • maggi or know cubes 2
  • red bell 1
  • parsley spice
  • cut the yam tuber into chunky cubes and boil in salted water until almost soft about 20 mins

  • add know cubes, blend the red bell, tomatoes and onions and pour into yam and water.add sliced onions and powdered pepper, some parsley spice and stir

  • let boil for yam to soak in the soup for about 8 mins then add the palm oil, it gives it a lovely red/orange look..when the soup thickens stir until some of the yam cubes break to turn into porridge

  • let simmer on low heat for about 5 mins and then it is ready to serve

Tips & Warnings

  • do not add palm oil too early
  • cut yam cubes big enough so you still have chunks left when you break it in
  • you may eat with a side of fish or meat
  • do not eat it too hot so you can enjoy the flavor
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