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RECIPES: Yam Porridge

Yam porridge or yam soup as it is sometimes called is mainly cooked with the above ingredients, and the resulting dish contains some soupy liquid.

Yam porridge is counted among the easy-to-make Ghanaian foods.

It is a dietary food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

How to prepare Ghanaian Yam Porridge
TIME: 40 minutes



  1. Small tuber of yam, peel, and cut to desirable sizes
  2. 5cl of palm oil
  3. Smoked fish (mackerel)
  4. A cooking spoon of grounded crayfish
  5. A bowl of water
  6. Blended chili or habanero
  7. 1 or 2 bulb of onion(s)
  8. A tablespoon of salt
  9. 1 or 2 cubes of seasoning to spice up the taste


  1. Wash well the cut pieces of yam with clean water, and put them inside a pot. Add water and allow to boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Add your palm oil and allow to boil for 5 minutes; as this will allow miscibility with the boiling water.
  3. Add your washed smoked fish, sliced onions, and blended pepper. Stir with turning stick and allow to boil for another  5 minutes.
  4. Add salt (depending on the quantity of meal) and 1 or 2 cubes of seasoning to taste. You can add scent leaf to improve aroma if you want to, then allow to simmer for 2 to 3 mins. Stir well to ensure uniform taste.
  5.  Allow to simmer a little and your yam porridge is ready to be served.

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