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Mounds of Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam is a staple in many African homes, but it is not usually eaten by itself, it is often paired with many delicious African soups, and stews like Egusi, okra soup, Jute leaves soup (Ewedu), or Stewed Spinach (Efo Riro).
Course Lunch
Cuisine African
Keyword homemade, pounded yam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 5 People
Calories 321kcal
Author Lola Osinkolu


  • 3 lb Yam
  • Water


  • Peel the skins off the yams and slice them into about ½ inch thickness.
  • Rinse and place the yams in a pot and add enough water to the level of the Yam.
  • Cover and cook the yams for about 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes or thereabout until the yams are fork tender.
  • Put the boiled yams inside the food processor and blend, until it becomes smooth with a dough-like consistency.
  • Serve with your favorite soup or stew



Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 2221mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 46.5mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.5mg