Sunday 23 May 2021

5 Unique Ingredients for a Delicious Asaro (Yam Pottage)


Asaro (yam pottage) is one of the most popular dishes in Nigeria. It is a delicious and appetizing meal that can be eaten at any period of the day.

If you’re a big fan of asaro and you’ll like to find out an ideal way to make it rich and delicious, read the procedures below and try it out!  We have several Nigerian yam recipes and this is just one of the best. Learning how to prepare yam porridge doesn’t take much time. The steps have been explained in this article.

First, let’s start with the ingredients!

Five unique ingredients for a delicious asaro.

We’ll be revealing include the following yam porridge ingredients:


3 atarodo


Ground crayfish


1 smoked fish


Stocked fish


2 tsp of iru (locust beans)


Others unique ingredients for a delicious asaro (yam porridge) include:

A medium-sized yam

2 tatashe (red bell pepper)

2 spoons of palm oil

1 cup of washed and chopped ugwu leaves.

1 large onion

3 medium-sized tomatoes

Smoked fish (optional)

Ponmo (optional)

Turkey (optional)

2 seasoning cubes

Salt to taste

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How to Prepare

Wash the meat properly and boil them. Add the stockfish and smoked fish when the meats are soft. Remember to season them well because you will be making use of the stock later.

Chop the meats and fish. Get a medium-sized pot and place on medium heat. Add palm oil to the heated pot. Some people prefer their yam porridge without palm oil. However, we’ll be going with palm oil. Add half slice of onion when it is hot.

Afterwards, add a spoon of well-washed locust beans and leave for about two minutes.

Afterwards, add the blended pepper, salt, and seasoning cubes. Cover the pot and leave to fry for fifteen minutes. Stir the stew occasionally to prevent it from burning.

While the stew is still on fire, add the yam into a pot and add water to cover the contents. Add salt and parboil for over 8 minutes. Do not leave the yam to be too soft.

Check the stew and see if it is well fried. This will happen when you cannot taste the sourness of the tomatoes and the pepper has considerably reduced.

Add the stock and leave to cook for about three minutes. Afterwards, add the parboiled yam and the chopped meats.

Mix and reduce the heat of the gas. Cover the pot and leave to cook for about fifteen minutes. The yam should be soft before you move on to the next stage.

When the yam becomes soft, use a wooden turner to mash part of the yam. Leave to cook for about 5 minutes.

Add the ugwu leaves and switch off the heat. The leaves will simmer with the residual heat in the pottage for another 3 minutes. Some prefer to use scent leaf in their yam porridge while others prepare their yam porridge with spinach. Just choose what works best for you.

Serve your delicious yam pottage with fruit juice, yoghurt, or any other drink of your choice! These unique ingredients for a delicious asaro (yam porridge) will make your meal sumptuous. You should try it today!



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