Nigerian asaro recipe
Nigerian ASARO ( YAM porridge/Pottage)


  • Yam 1/2 medium size tuber* (peeled, washed and cubed)
  • Palm oil (3 Tablespoons)
  • Maggi (2 cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dried fish (washed)  (approximately 1 cup)
  • Blended crayfish (1 Tablespoon)
  • Dried pepper (1 teaspoon)


  • Add yam cubes to a pot, pour in enough water to just cover the yam.  Cover and cook on medium heat for 15-20min
  •  Uncover the pot, with a wooden spoon break the yam down by gently mashing
  • Add in the left over ingredients. combine
  • Reduce heat to minimum, cover the pot and simmer for another 10-12 minutes

Serve with your choice of beef or chicken


*You need about 4 cups of cubed yams.