Back in 2012 I uploaded this recipe for yam pottage HERE and I did get requests to do a video for it. Since I am updating my blog with video recipes because nothing has changed with the recipe, I decided to add Asaro (Yam porridge) to the list. Clap for me! Oh something changed: I used Knorr then but for this I used Maggi :D

I eat yam once in a while, maybe once in 3 weeks, but Bobo loves it. I should make it more when he's around....hmmm #WifeGoals. However, anytime I make Yam pottage I use ripe plantain- it makes the sauce extra sweet (I hear some people add sugar). I also don't use palm oil, it basically almost follows the process of jollof rice. Very simple!

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Vegetable Oil

  • Blend tomatoes, pepper and onions. Transfer it to a pot and boil till it is almost dry and in form of a paste, then sieve excess water. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in a separate pot and onions add fry, then add the tomato mixture, reduce the cooker heat and allow to fry, stir it frequently. Add seasoning to it.
  • Chop yam into cubes and slice the plantain as well.
  • When the stew is cooked, add any stock (if you have) and add water, then add the yam and plantain.
  • Add the blended crayfish and any other ingredient you want, mix everything then cover the pot. 
  • Allow the yam and plantain to cook till it softens, then using a wooden spoon mash a bit of the yam. I like mine all mashed up like baby food. I don't want to see the yam. Some people don't like to mash it up at all, they like seeing huge chunks of yam.
  • Allow it to simmer for 5 more minutes and turn off the cooker....
How else do you prepare your yam pottage? 


  1. Sisi I Love all your videos oo. But I never comment x_x. Oya I will start commenting. So you didn't use palm oil at all?? I should try that. I don't usually mash mine sha. Meanwhile you like plenty onions oo, shuo!! Lol... keep it up jare...

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  3. Looks Yummy. Will definitely try this out.

  4. Hey sisi, weldone.am a first time commenter lol. i noticed you didnt add any vegetable to it,i like mine with a bit of pumpkin leaf.

  5. I always look forward to your food posts...Kudos

  6. I prefer palmoil doe, wit a little bit of veggie, will try d vegetable oil sha... Nice one

  7. Me I dnt boil my tomatoes seperately o. I just boil it straight up, add palmoil(if i wish) then the yam and crayfish...and it comes out nice

  8. Well, I will try this style...thanks

  9. There are 2 ways... this is the special porridge way.

    The "i gotta porridge" is made like concoction... throw everything in d pot one time and BAM :)

  10. Hmmm.. I've never thought of jollof yam porridge,looks like something I'd like to eat:D.. You could also try using some sweet potatoes instead of plantains,it tastes heavenly

  11. Thank U so much, I prepared it today and it was very delicious. More Grease to ur Elbow

  12. Thank u so Much, I prepared it today and it was very deliicious.

  13. Hi, Thank you for this recipe. I am married to a Nigerian man and your videos and recipes have helped me learn how to make so many Nigerian dishes. I'm almost a Pro! Thanks so much and God Bless....


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