Nigerian Vegetable Yam Porridge- 7 Amazing Ways

This vegetable yam porridge will take your love for yam porridge to a different level. It is a tasty treat every porridge lover must take.

The sweetness of the potatoes merged with all other ingredients used in the making of this yam deliciousness cannot be overemphasized

This vegetable yam porridge is indeed taking you to a higher level. Lol!

My daughter is not a porridge lover, but since I have discovered the trick of adding a little potato to the dish, she has been swoon over. Her preference had always been fried or grilled potatoes but since I started making my yam porridge this way, she has been an advocate of vegetable yam porridge

So today, when she asked what mummy is cooking for breakfast and I said yam porridge, she shouted with glee, since she knew what was coming

So let us cook…

I do hope you will try our method and let us know your outcome. You may also decide to share your own tricks with this yam porridge thing in the comment page below

Getting started

  • Roughly blend the peppers with one onion. Set aside
  • Soak the smoked fish in warm water with a little salt to rinse off the dirt. Then shred.

My vegetable yam porridge recipe

1. In a stock pot put the yam chunks, the potato chunks, add water to just about an inch below the level of the content in the pot.

2. Add in onion, crayfish, smoked fish, salt, seasoning and the pepper. Bring to boil.

yam chunks in water wih shrimps

3. When the yam is soft and cooked, like 20 minutes, pour in the palm oil. Allow simmering for 5 minutes

yam porridge 3

4. Add in the chopped vegetables, stir in and turn off the heat.

5. Cover pot to allow the vegetables to cook in the residual heat.

6. Then using a wooden spoon, gently marsh up the porridge. What you have is a mushy looking porridge.

7. Serve warm and enjoy

Till my next recipe, stay super- excited and keep adding a large dose of love into your cooking pots. #lovecook#cookwithkemi


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My Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Yields: 6

Ingredients of my vegetable yam porridge

  • 1 1/2 tuber of yam washed and cut into sizable chunks
  • Few chunks of sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup coarsely ground crayfish
  • • 2 medium onions- chopped
  • 1 smoked fish
  • 2 medium bell peppers
  • 1 habanero pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon grated garlic
  • 3 cooking spoon palm oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • 2 handful of chopped spinach or vegetable of choice

Additional Info

Kemi is a food innovator, a food blogger and a caterer who loves good food at good(minimal) budget. Kemi has handled catering services ranging from indoor and outdoor events and is readily available for services anywhere in Nigeria. Kemi is also a trained educationist, an economist who has put her skills of cooking, teaching, writing and budgeting into one piece by creating Here, you get to learn basic Nigeria soup recipes, some continental dishes, baking, cooking tips and food redefining Do come along with me on my food discoveries...

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