"Pounding The Fufu"/How to Cook Nigerian Pounded Yam

I like to share my favorite blog/vlog posts with my friends over here at BlogHer.  This one features a dear Nigerian friend, Yemisi Awosan, teaching me how to cook a traditional African staple dish.  It is called iyan, fufu or simply powdered yam.  Enjoy!

 

Iyan/Fufu (Pounded Yam) – Western Version
Total Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Yield: 6 to 8 Servings

Ingredients
-2 ½ Cups of Yam powder mix***Best brand to use is Ado yam
-4 Cups of Boiling Water

Directions
1. In a sauce pan, bring 4 cups of water to a boil using medium heat. Set aside ½ cup of the boiling water.

2. Still using medium heat, slowly pour 2 cups of the yam powder mix into the boiling water while stirring with a rolling pin (a French rolling pin is perfect). Continue to add the remaining yam powder mix until the mixture has a dough-like consistency.

3. Turn off the heat. Keep stirring until the Yam powder mix is fully incorporated. (The desired result is a dough consistency.)

4. Using low heat, pour the remaining ½ cup of hot water on the dough mixture and let the mixture boil for three minutes.

5. Turn off the heat. Thoroughly stir the mixture until the water is fully incorporated into the dough. Scoop the dough into a bowl and serve immediately.

(This can be served with Egunsi stew, Obe Ata or Ila. Over the course of this month, we will share all of those recipes!)

(You can see a video of her creating the dish at youtube. I'm having some embedding issues!)

 

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