Pounded Yam Recipe | How To Prepare Pounded Yam in Nigeria

Pounded Yam Recipe | How To Prepare Pounded Yam in Nigeria

Pounded Yam Recipe | How To Prepare Pounded Yam in Nigeria
Pounded Yam with stew

By: Maryam Ibrahim

This delectable Nigerian delicacy, which has graced many dinner tables, parties, restaurants, and ceremonies, is a must-try for all. Pounded Yam Recipe | How to prepare Pounded Yam in Nigeria.

Pounded Yam
The pounded yam is a delicious Nigerian delicacy that you should try. It has a long history among the Yorubas and may be traced back many years.

Iyan is a clump of yam chunks pounded or mashed with a mortar and pestle, blender, or mixer, similar to mashed potatoes.

The method results in a smooth, sticky dough, which differs slightly from mashed potatoes.

It goes well with a variety of excellent stews and soups, such as egusi soup (melon seed soup) or eforiro (leafy vegetable stew). On the same platter or on a separate plate, serve the soup.

At weddings, parties, and other events, pounded yam is typically eaten with the hand or cutlery.

It’s a nutritious meal that can be served for lunch or dinner. Iyan is a popular Nigerian dish that is enjoyed by people all over the country. Everyone can enjoy this meal especially for athletes after a workout after 30 minutes you need to eat a heavy meal like pounded yam.

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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