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Yam Garnished With Green Vegetables


 Yam with vegetable also known as porridge yam can be prepared with virtually any green leafy vegetable. The yam cubes are cooked till the cubes are soft and the water is a bit like porridge.

A wide range of leafy vegetables which can go with the yam staple are: Spinach, green Amaranth or fluted pumpkin etc.


The ingredients are as same as the Porridge yam in my earlier review. But this time I added Green Amaranth Vegetable.

So which ever way you enjoy eating yam be it boiled,fried or in porridge way you can garnish with any of your favorite vegetable.

Fried Yam, Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Sauce


In my earlier review on Porridge yam, I mentioned how yam can be prepared in different styles that  appeals to your stomach.  It can be eaten boiled, pounded, fried or roasted or cooked in porridge style.

Personally, I enjoy making my meals different from the regular simple ways and beatifying them to look inviting. I use tomatoe sauce with Lettuce to eat my fried yam. Which makes it tasty.

You can serve fried yam as quick breakfast or dinner with a cup of warm Milo tea.

Whichever way you choose to prepare your yam, you can spice it up with variety of sauces like tomatoes curry sauce or Omelette or ketchup. Enjoy!

Efo-riro is a special Yoruba delicacy made with assorted parts of meat, dried fish, fresh crab claws and fried snails in combinations with green vegetables such as soko leaves or Tete.


1 kg/2 Ib fresh Soko or Tete (washed & blanche)

500g/1lb assorted part of meat

225g/8oz stock fish

1 medium smoked fish

225g cooked crab claws

4snails (washed with lemon juice)

225g grounded crayfish

225g fresh pepper

500g/1lb fresh tomatoes

1 small tin tomatoes puree

1 large or 2meduim onions

150ml palm oil

1 teaspoon Iru

Salt to taste


  • Wash your stock of meat and boil with little water in a large pot.
  • Seasoned with salt, Maggi, ground pepper and boil until tender.
  • Add the stockfish, smoked fish, snail, crab claws and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the pot and place in a clean bowl.
  • Wipe the pot and place pot on fire to heat up the oil.
  • Add the ground tomatoes, onions and chillies to the hot oil and fry for 10/15 minutes while you stir frequently.
  • Add tomatoes puree and cook for 5 minutes until it looks done.
  • Add the cooked meats, crayfish, allow simmering for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, add the blanched tete or soko, cook for 5 minutes, taste for seasoning and serve with pounded yam or grinded yam powder called “Amala” in West Africa.

Yam Porridge – Prepared in African Style.

Yam is an excellent energy food that is rich in Carbohydrate. It can be prepared in different style that  appeals to your stomach.   It can be eaten boiled, pounded, fried or roasted or cooked in porridge style which can be very tasteful.

These are the yam varieties.

  •  Boiled yam
  • Fried yam
  • Roasted yam
  • Broiled or barbequed or
  • yam porridge

Whichever way you choose to prepare your yam, you can spice it up with variety of sauces like curry sauce or barbecue sauce or omlette or ketchup.


1 YAM Tuber

1 Cup of Crayfish

Chilli pepper to taste

Pumpkin leaves (optional)

1 large onion

1 cup palm oil

400g smoked fish

500g chicken or beef

2 seasoning cube

Salt to taste


Peel the yam and wash properly into a clean pot and add 1 litre of water

Season the meat and cook till it soft

Fry or grill the meat if necessary

With the stock, cook the yam adding salt, palm oil,seasoning, pepper and crayfish

Add the dried or smoked fish

When the yam is soft,mash a couple to aid in thickening

Taste for salt, add the vegetable and cook for another five minutes and serve.

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