How to make pounded yam without any pounding

Though pounded yam is a staple Nigerian meal, the stress of making it can sometimes act as an obstacle.

How to make pounded yam without any pounding. [allnigerianfoods]

Pulse Nigeria

Looking for a process that can work around the process of pounding yam? Here's how to make pounded yam without any pounding.

Unlike other processes, this process involves using raw yams and a blender. Check out other ways to make pounded yam without a mortar.

Cooking time

30 minutes

Recipe category

Main meal

Recipe cuisine


Cooking method


Recipe Yield

3 or 4 wraps


High in carbohydrates and calories.


Half tuber of white yam



1. Peel and cut yams in cubes. Wash properly.

2. Place yams in blender with some water and blend till a smooth puree.

3. Pour the puree into a clean pot and place on medium heat. Keep stirring the mixture with a wooden spatula till it thickens, which is about 5 minutes. This is to avoid burning and sticking to the pot.

4. When thick enough, scrape the yam from the sides of the pot, leaving most of it in the middle. Add a small cup of water and cover to steam and cook for 10-15 minutes, as you would when making semo. Check periodically.

5. When the water is dry, turn well with the spatula and turn of heat.

Your poundo yam is ready! Serve with Egusi soup or any soup of choice.


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