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Iyan (Pounded Yam)

Iyan (Pounded Yam)

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Iyan (Pounded Yam)


  • Yam
  • Water

Preparation Steps

  1. Peel the yam and cut it into small chunks.
  2. Place the yam chunks in a pot and add enough water to cover them.
  3. Bring the water to a boil and cook the yam until it is soft and tender.
  4. Remove the cooked yam from the pot and transfer it to a mortar or a sturdy bowl.
  5. Using a pestle or a sturdy wooden spoon, pound the yam until it becomes smooth and elastic. Add small amounts of water gradually as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  6. Knead the pounded yam with your hands to make it more stretchy.
  7. Shape the pounded yam into balls or serve it as a mound.
  8. Serve the Iyan (Pounded Yam) with your favorite Nigerian soups or stews.
  9. Enjoy your delicious Iyan (Pounded Yam)!

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