How To Cook/Prepare Yam Porridge




  • Yam
  • Palm Oil (to color)
  • 1 smoked fish (titus/mackerel) OR Dry fish
  • 1 tablespoon ground crayfish
  • 1 medium onion
  • Fresh green vegetable e.g Pumpkin, Parsley or Scent leaf (Effirin or Nchanwu)
  • Habanero or Chilli Pepper
  • Salt – to taste
  • Knorr Cubes


  • Peel & cut the yam tuber into medium sizes. Wash the yam cubes and place in a sizeable pot.
  • Wash & cut the onions into tiny pieces. Grind / Blend the chilli pepper. Set these aside. If using dry fish, soak and pick the bones at this time.
  • Pour enough water to cover the yam cubes and start cooking at medium to high heat. If you are using dry fish, add it now.
  • When the yams have got a good boil, add the onions, ground crayfish, pepper, Knorr cubes, palm oil & the smoked fish.
  • 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, stir and leave to stand for about 3 minutes then serve!

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