3 stress-free ways to make pounded yam without a mortar

Updated: Jul 25, 2020

Yams are cultivated as staple food crops in the tropics. Notably in West Africa, yam is the primary agricultural commodity and the focal point of many traditional ceremonies.

Yam can be eaten in several ways, with the most popular way being Pounded yam.

The stress of making Pounded yam can be a little disturbing. Here are 3 ways you can make pounded yam without having to pound.

Use a sharp blender Boil the yam till it is soft. When the yam is soft, cut the boiled yam up into small bits. Put it in the blender (in bits) and blend till you achieve a stretchy ball shaped solid. There you have it! Easy and stress-free.

Use a hand mixer If you do not have a blender or food processor at home, you can use a hand mixer. Boil the yam till it is soft and then put it into the mixing bowl. With the hand mixer, crush the yam until it becomes smooth, stretchy and lump free.

Use a pounded yam flour This requires using already processed pounded yam flour. Just like making semo or Eba, you can make pounded yam by heating up water and then pouring the pounded yam flour in the boiling water as you mix properly.

Stress free! You are ready to serve it with your favorite soup. My personal favorite is Pounded yam and egusi soup.

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