Yam Fufu (Fresh Yam Amala)

I’m excited about this, if you don’t have Elubo (Yam Flour) and you are craving Amala, you can make some with yam.  Late last night,  – I’m a bit of an insomniac,- I was updating the blog with some posts that i had previously shared on my Facebook page, while I was putting up the post about Unripe Plantain Fufu, I thought, what if this can be done with yam too. Off I went to the Kitchen at 2 am to give it a try. I have a few pictures of my experiment. It turned a little darker than regular Amala made with yam flour, tastes close to Amala just a little more starchy. If I must say so myself, it tastes good. image Recipe and Procedure

•   1 slice of Yam  (Peeled) –   Chop yam into small bits


–   In a blender, add a little bit of water and blend till smooth image

–   Place a clean pot on fire and pour in the blended yam and stir continously using a ladle till it thickens. image

It would change colour as it starts to thicken. As it starts to thicken mix in quick motions. You may or may not need more water while cooking    image

Here it is, your Amala without Elubo. And that is how I found myself eating Amala at 3 am. image

I’m guessing if used white Yam, the colour would be lighter. I would be doing this again today just to find out.

12 thoughts on “Yam Fufu (Fresh Yam Amala)

  1. Fola Toba April 15, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Wow. Will surely try this out


  2. Shurlar April 15, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Wow…Amala made from Yam puree??? U re indeed a genius. Good one sis


  3. Preshy April 15, 2015 / 10:42 am

    WOW!!! I’m already a fan of unripe plantain amala. I will definitely try this. Glad to know there are other insomniacs out there who find some comfort in getting creative in the kitchen at odd hours 😀


  4. Bukkie April 15, 2015 / 11:15 am

    Woww! Can I use water yam? Isu Ewura! I av them but really gettn tired of using it as ikokore! If yes, won’t it be slimmn? Nd pls, how can I make Ojojo?


    • Ounje April 15, 2015 / 11:26 am

      I haven’t tried it yet Bukkie, but there is no harm in trying. Can you please try it and let me know how it turned out. Thanks


    • Adeola April 16, 2015 / 9:23 am

      Good recipe here, can i do same for plantain? @ bukkie, you can make ojojo by dicing the yam first, grating with a grater, slice your rodo and onions and mix with the grated water yam, then put in hot groundnut oil like you want to fry pufpuf.


      • Ounje April 16, 2015 / 9:34 am

        Adeola there is recipe already for plantain Fufu on the blog. The link is on this post.


  5. taiwoilori April 15, 2015 / 11:36 am

    I like!!!


  6. taiwoilori April 15, 2015 / 11:38 am

    I like!!! would definitely try this today


  7. maryanne April 15, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Wow gr8t! Work well done must try it


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