How to Prepare Nigerian Yam Porridge (Asaro) With Easy Steps

Asaro is produced from African Yam, or any other breed of yam, which is cooked in a mixture of peppers, tomatoes, onions, palm oil, and seasoning

Yam Porridge

Though it is consumed by various tribes in Nigeria, Porridge yam locally known as Asaro is more popular in the Yoruba-speaking regions of the country. It's also simple to create. This recipe is a must-try if you enjoy yams!


Asaro is produced from African Yam, or any other breed of yam, which is cooked in a mixture of peppers, tomatoes, onions, palm oil, and seasoning after being boiled until it is soft. Even though the dish is more popular in Nigeria's Yoruba-speaking region, it is still a dinner that the majority of people enjoy, each with its own regional version.


How To Prepare Porridge Yam


Yam Porridge

This is the culinary manual for cooking a very delicious pot of Porridge yam, following these steps carefully gives you the chance of making it to an elite chef list.


Ingredients:


African Yam

Palm oil 

Onions 

Tomato & Pepper mix 

Seasoning Cubes

Salt 

Sugar (optional)

Crayfish 

Water 

Scent leaf/vegetables


African yam: Although there are other varieties of yam, this dish works best with African yam.


The combination of red bell pepper, tomato, and chilli pepper will result in the ideal pepper mixture for the oatmeal.

There is no yam porridge without fresh palm oil. It gets its colour and fluff from fresh palm oil.


Onion: Onions help the taste better. Both the pepper mixture and the porridge itself require onions.


Add fish and crayfish to the dish to make it more flavourful. Mackerel, crab meat, stockfish, or dried fish can all be added.

Veggies and herbs: use them to enhance the meal.


Method:


  1. Heat your palm oil

  2. Add some onions to sauté, then your tomatoes and Pepper mix

  3. Add your seasoning cubes, salt, sugar and crayfish and fry for 5-7 mins or till properly fried.

  4. Once that’s done, add some water to boil yam. Bring water to a boil then add in yam cubes and cover to cook till done. 

  5. When yam is cooked, break down cubes by mashing to desired consistency.

  6. Add in scent leaves or choice of leafy greens and combine.

Yam Porridge

Serve hot


Frequently asked questions about how to prepare Porridge Yam


1. How are porridge yams with vegetables prepared?


First, prepare the yam by first cutting and peeling off the skin.

When the yam is ready, add the palm oil, chopped onions, ground crayfish, pepper, stock cube, and fried dried fish or smoked fish.

Your Nigerian yam porridge with vegetables is prepared when the sliced veggies are added and simmered for 3 to 5 minutes.


2. What is the difference between yam porridge and yam pottage?


Meals are referred to by the two names. When we use the term "porridge," we typically think of the original English oatmeal or other grain-based porridges. In Nigeria and many other African nations, pottage is frequently used, primarily as a synonym for porridge. In Nigeria, the terms for the main dish are pottage and porridge.


3. What's pottage mean?


A thick soup of vegetables and often meat.


Enjoy this meal with a cool bottle of water or soda, eat to your satisfaction and maybe go to bed knowing you just finished a great meal 

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