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yake yake recipe


Yakeyake is a simple dish which can be eaten duringlunch time and is easy to prepare. Below we bring you a guide on how to prepareyakeyake.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Calories 185 kcal


  • Grater
  • Small mortar and pestle
  • Mesh strainer
  • colander
  • Fine clean cloth


  • 1 tuber cassava
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • Salt


  • Cut cassava into smaller sizes into a bowl and soak inwater overnight.
  • Grate the cassava into a bowl.
  • Use a small mortar and pestle to mash the grated cassava.
  • Use a clean cloth to drain the water from the grated cassava. Squeezetill dry.
  • Use a mesh strainer to sieve the dried cassava into a bowl.
  • Add one tablespoon of corn flour to the dried cassava and sieve again.Add salt and stir.
  • Put some water on fire in a saucepan and let it boil.
  • Put a fine clean cloth into a colander and put the dried grated cassavamixed with corn flour and salt into it. Cover the sauce pan with its lid andlet the food steam for a while.
  • Remove from fire when ready and serve.



Yakeyake is a popular meal made from cassava and is mostly sold in town by food vendors. It is a food with its origin from the Western region of Ghana, specifically the Nzema tribe is known for it.


Calories: 185kcal
Keyword yake, yake yake, yakeyake
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