Yam-a-licious: 10 Mouthwatering Nigerian Yam Recipes

Yam-a-licious: 10 Mouthwatering Nigerian Yam Recipes

Mar 12, 2024Elizabeth Yakubu

Hey there! Welcome back to My Sasun African Blog. Today, we're getting cozy with yams – those versatile, comforting beauties that are the heart of so many Nigerian homes. I've got some recipes that'll make your kitchen smell like heaven and your taste buds dance with joy. So, let's jump right in!


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  1. Pounded Yam and Egusi SoupPounded Yam and Egusi Soup

Imagine a dish that hugs you from the inside – that's pounded yam with Egusi soup for you. It's like the best part of every family dinner, rolled into one. The yam is fluffy and stretchy, just begging to be dunked into that rich, nutty Egusi soup that's loaded with all the good stuff – melon seeds, greens, and chunks of meat. It's tradition in a bowl, folks.


  1. Asaro (Yam Porridge)Asaro (Yam Porridge)

Now, Asaro is what I call a pot full of love. It's yams taking a bath in a spicy tomato sauce, getting all cozy with peppers and onions. And when it's ready? Oh boy, it's like a warm blanket on a cold day. Comfort food doesn't get better than this.


  1. Yam Balls (Yam Croquettes)Yam Balls (Yam Croquettes)

These little yam balls are the life of the party – crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. Dip 'em in a zesty sauce, and you've got yourself a snack that'll have everyone asking for more. They're like little bites of happiness, really. Check the recipe here.


4. Baked Yam Fries

Baked Yam Fries

    Who says you can't have your fries and eat them too? These baked yam fries are the guilt-free answer to your cravings. Seasoned with a blend of herbs and spices, they're the perfect sidekick to any meal – or just by themselves, because they're that good.


    1. Roasted YamsRoasted Yams

    Simple pleasures, right? Roasted yams are all about the beauty of simplicity. Roasted yams with that perfect char, served with a kickin' pepper sauce. It's street food at its finest – unpretentious, utterly delicious, and oh-so-satisfying.


    1. Yam and Plantain PottageYam and Plantain Pottage

    Sweet plantains meet earthy yams in a dish that's a flavor explosion. It's sweet, it's savory, it's got a hint of palm oil magic, and it's all simmered to perfection. This pottage is like a warm embrace from your favorite auntie – it's that good.


    1. Yam Pepper soupYam Peppersoup

    Feeling under the weather? Yam pepper soup to the rescue! It's spicy, it's aromatic, and it's got that kick of ginger and garlic that'll clear your sinuses and warm your soul. It's not just soup; it's a remedy passed down through generations.




    1. Boiled Yam with Garden Egg SauceBoiled Yam with Garden Egg Sauce

    This one's a match made in heaven. Soft, boiled yams paired with a tangy garden egg sauce that's just bursting with flavor. It's a dance of textures and tastes that'll have you coming back for seconds – and maybe thirds.


    1. Yam and Vegetable Stir-fryYam and Vegetable Stir-fry

    Need a quick dinner fix? This yam and veggie stir-fry has got your back. It's a rainbow of nutrients in a pan, all tossed together in a savory sauce that brings everything to life. It's fast, it's fresh, and it's a weeknight hero. Check here for the recipe




    1. Yam PancakesYam Pancakes

    For a unique breakfast or brunch option, whip up a batch of yam pancakes. Grated yams are combined with eggs, flour, and spices to create fluffy and flavorful pancakes that pair beautifully with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup.



    So there you have it – ten yam-tastic recipes to spice up your kitchen adventures. Whether you're a pro with the pot or just starting out, these dishes are sure to bring some Nigerian flair to your table. Grab your apron, and let's get cooking!


    And at My Sasun African Market, we’re proud to offer the freshest yams and a wide variety of African produce. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or new to Nigerian cuisine, these recipes will bring the taste of Africa to your kitchen. Order your fresh ingredients today and explore the delicious possibilities!

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