After craving yam pottage for so long, I decided to finally make some. Yam pottage is a Nigerian dish made from yams cooked in a spicy tomato based sauce. It is flavourful and filling.
Yam pottage is one of my favourite Nigerian dishes. I love when it is mushy, but still has visible chunks of yam in it.
So here’s my recipe for yam pottage.
1 bell pepper
1 scotch bonnet pepper
3 tsps palm oil
half onion sliced
1tsp curry powder
3 cups cubed yam
1 cube knorr
In a blender, combine tomatoes, onion and pepper. Pulse until smooth.
In a clean pot, add in palm oil, sliced onions, thyme and curry. After about two minutes, add in your tomato blend.
While your tomato blend boils, slice yam and dice.
Season stew with stock and knorr cubes, then add in your yam and an extra cup of water.
Cook yam on low heat, until it is soft
Once yam is cooked, use the back of a wooden spoon to mash some of the yam.
Mashing the yam gives you the gooey outcome.
I had my yam pottage with some fish sauce.
Thanks for reading, let me know when and if you try this out. As usual, don’t forget to follow me on instagram – @wovenblends