How To Make Tasty Yam Pottage

How To Make Tasty Yam Pottage

Yam pottage or Yam porridge locally known as “Asaro” in the Yoruba part of Nigeria is a delicious meal usually made with yam and palm oil.

Yam pottage is soft and it tastes so good with the combination of ingredients.

Below are the methods and ingredients to be used for yam pottage/yam porridge – Asoro.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 medium-size of yam.
  • 1 ½ spoon of palm oil.
  • 2 ½ cups of water.
  • 1 bulb onion.
  • Blended mix of scotch bonnet pepper, tomatoes, ¼ onion.
  • Grounded fish.
  • Smoked mackerel.
  • Seasoning and salt to taste.
  • Vegetable (Ugwu or scent leaf) (Optional).


  1. Peel and cut the yam into chunks size and rinse. Set aside.
  2. In a heated pot, add your palm oil, heat for 1 minute then add your chopped onions. Fry until slightly brown.
  3. Add your blended mixture of scotch bonnet pepper, tomatoes, and onions.
  4. While cooking, add your seasoning cube, crayfish, and salt. Stir together and allow to cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Add water thereafter.
  6. Pour in the chunks yams, add your smoked mackerel and stir together. Cover to cook till the yam is soft to your satisfaction.
  7. Lastly, add your vegetable. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Your meal is ready!

Additionally, you can add small quantity of sweet potatoes or plantain which is optionally!

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