Pounded Yam

Pounded Yam

1 medium size tuber of yam
5 cups water

Cut yam into round circles, peel off skin of yam and cut into into four parts.

Wash in cold to lukewarm water and put the washed yam in a large pot and add enough water to cover the yam and cook until the yam is very soft.

Drain and pound smooth in a mortar with pestle, or put in food processor or yam pounder one piece at a time until it forms a soft dough of pounded yam.

Alternatively, use motar and pestle. Add the pieces of yam gradually and pound into a smooth paste. A few table spoons of hot water (one or two) may be added to smoothen the paste.

Serve with any soup of your choice.

From: NigeriaGalleria.com
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