How To Make Pounded Yam Without Lumps ( Step By Step)

Yes 👍!¡ Some people are still doubting the fact that swallow can be made from yam. Is Very much possible.

Many people outside the shores of Nigeria are yet to fully comprehend the idea behind pounding yam.

Pounded Yam is one of the Nigerian fufu recipes that is eaten with Fried Egusi soup. The greatly popular combinations are Pounded Yam with Egusi Soup, oha soup, Pounded Yam with Nsala soup or White Soup and many more.

If you are fresh to this food, I’ll explain. Pounded yam is quite related to sweet potato 🥔swallow but it has as better doughy density.

But I will be showing this easy method of how you too can make pounded yam at home comfortably. Take a cup of zobo juice as I work you through the step by step method.

Pounded Yam Ingredients

  1. Yam
  2. Water

How to make pounded yam easy guide.

  • Yam: peel the yam properly, Cut it into tiny (small) cubes in fact, for at least 1/2 inch thickness then put it inside a big washing bowl.
  • Wash it thoroughly for at least 3-4 times then, rinse your cooking pot, Put the cut yam and set
  • Water: Pour in your cooking water, at least enough water to the level of the yam. Cover the pot and set on a high heat.
  • Cook the yam until it becomes tender. Sieve out the water, rinse your mortar and the pestle.

How To Make Pounded Yam Without Lumps

  • Pound: pour in the cooked yam and pound till it’s fully smooth with no yam pieces left.

Note: If you mistakenly notice that it has lumps, you have to constantly pound until you have gotten that texture you wanted.

  • Roll: Roll the pounded yam and serve with well prepared Egusi soup.

What Is Pounded Yam Made Of?

Pounded yam is made up of well cooked yam, pounded with mortar and pestle or blended with electric blender.

How To Make Pounded Yam Without Mortar.

  1. Peel the yam, wash it properly then, Cook till tender.
  2. Rinse the electric blender, Put the cooked yam inside the blender then blend till you get soft and smooth pounded yam.

How to make pounded yam with hand mixer.

  • Peel, wash and cook your yam till tender. Scoop the yam cube into a glass bowl then blend with a low speed.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula and increase the speed slightly. Add some hot water and blend.
  • The qquantity of water depend on how hard or soft you prefer your pounded yam. Then continue to mix on a high speed till you get light, soft and smooth pounded yam.

How is pounded yam flour made?

  • Rinse your cooking pot, set it on a high heat, add the quantity of water you would like to use. Cover it and allow to boil.
  • When boiled, pour in the yam flour gradually and as well stir consistently… continue adding the flour and stiring until you get a smooth and soft pounded yam. Roll and serve with Egusi soup, ofe nsala or Achi soup


Folly the procedures gradually. Trust me, you will definitely get your dream pounded yam. Don’t forget to cook the yam very well before pounding very important.

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