Yam porridge is one of the easy to make Nigerian foods and I know how to make. There are two popular porridge yam recipes, and one is the everyday porridge you make in your home with fresh tomatoes, pepper, salt maggi, the type you buy in posh restaurants. If you are a member of the Nigerian Kitchen, you probably know the one I am talking about. 

But then I did something else, I decided to experiment further with a tuber of yam and I came up with a delicious pot of yam porridge. Well, there is nothing so special about this recipe but this is the first time I am making anything as delicious as this with yam.

If you live in Nigeria you probably know a chicken breed that is called "orobo", they are the robust ones. Although it has been proven that those robust chickens are not as tasteful as the thin ones, well, maybe, but I would say that you probably did not apply all my strategy for making tasty fried chickens. So here I am going to write about this great recipe!


Main Ingredients

  • Yam1tube (6 serving)
  • 1 medium onion1 bulb
  • Palm Oil (to color)/ olive virgin oil3 table spoon
  • Fresh green vegetable e.g. pumpkin, parsley or scent leaf (if you have none, you can use celery, spinach, lettuce etc.)1 bunch
  • Beef & Beef stock (optional)1kg
  • Habanero or chilli pepper4


  • Saltto taste
  • Seasoning cubesto taste
  • Garliic1 bulb
  • 1 medium size mackerel fish1/2

Part 1

Getting into the act


Peel & cut the yam tuber into medium sizes. Wash the yam cubes and place in a sizeable pot/pan. Pour enough water to cover the yam cubes and start cooking at medium to high heat.


Blend your peppers

Wash & cut the onions into tiny pieces. Grind/blend the chilli pepper. Set these aside.


Boild fish & season

Boil fish for about 5 minutes with seasoning--salt. Save fish broth for the porridge if you are not using beef stock. De-bone fish, flake and set aside the broth.


Adding other ingredients

When the yams have got a good boil, add the onions, ground crayfish, pepper, seasoning cubes, palm oil/olive oil, fish flakes and the beef with the broth.


Cook for about 5 minutes

Cover the pot and continue cooking till the yam is done. Add salt to taste and stir very well. Cook at high heat for about 5 minutes



Add the green vegetable and stir. Leave to stand for about 3 minutes and then serve.


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