Instant Pounded Yam

Pounded yam is meal from the Western part of Nigeria. It is known as the meal of the Yorubas but eaten across tribes in Nigeria and Africa. It is made from pounding cooked yam tubers but due to the tedious process, a quicker way was invented to speed preparation time and take out majority of the stress involved.

The using poundo yam, time to make is about 25 – 30mins.


  • 1.5 Cups of water
  • Poundo Yam


Serves 1


  • Pour 1.5 cups of water into a clean pot and bring to boil


  • When boiled, take out half of the boiled water and set aside. This will be used if the yam dough becomes to hard.
  • With the rest of the water still on the fire, begin to slowly pour in the poundo flour while stirring at the same time till it is no longer watery.20120720-204417.jpg
  • Lower the heat and begin the knead the poundo flour into a dough. Continue to knead ensuring there are no lumps. If the dough is too hard, pour in some of the hot water set aside previously.
  • When dough is nicely formed, cover the pot and allow to cook for about 7 mins, kneading every 3 mins.


  • Mould pounded yam into a neat ball and serve.

Serve pounded yam with favorite soup or even Ghanaian Light Soup


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