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Hello fellow naira

How are you all doing? pls dnt mind me ask this question. I is jamaican heritage and i like to know how to cook pounded yam step by step. Well ive tried to teach myself which i had boiled the yam, crush it and use my hands to put it together and compress it. But its not sticking together and africa pounded yam more softer like creamish. So can i have some 1 to tell me step by step instruction how to cook it. Thanks to you all

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[quote author=olabb]Hello fellow naira

How are you all doing? pls dnt mind me ask this question. I is jamaican heritage and i like to know how to cook pounded yam step by step. Well ive tried to teach myself which i had boiled the yam, crush it and use my hands to put it together and compress it. But its not sticking together and africa pounded yam more softer like creamish. So can i have some 1 to tell me step by step instruction how to cook it. Thanks to you all

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Instead of using your hand to mash it,try using a food processor or blender

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just buy yam powder

its soo easy to make as well

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Check online for a current and correct recipe,

Or look on google, I guarantee you, you'll find one there.

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and people ask why black women are confrontational?

If you dont have aggro and stamina you cant pound yam!

who will eat watery pounded yam, or lumpy one due to sme sme(weak) pounding?

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Step 1- peel ur yam

Step 2 - put the yam inside a pot and add water (Cook till when the yam is done)

Step 3 - wash ur mortal and pestle

Step 4 - put the yam inside the mortal and pound with ur pestle 4 a while till it bcoms smooth

Step 5 - add little hot water to make it softer (to your taste)

pack inside a plate and serve with soup of ur choice.

All the best

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Sure i can. It's only that the difference is not enough for me to turn my shoulders, biceps, and triceps into arnold schwarzennegers in the name of poundo.

Ola Ola makes the world go round. Who would have ever thought you could sneak out from work during lunch break, go home, make some poundo, eat it and still be back to work all under 30 minutes. Pounding using mortar and pestle alone takes 3hrs!!!! and you still have to factor in time to boil the yam.

For everyday meals, Ola Ola is ya best friend.

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Abegi, mortar and pestle poundo is so overated.

The difference is not enough for me to turn my triceps and biceps into that of schwarzeneger's just for food.

The powder one tastes good juh and is easy and fast to prepare. Even people in naija have started using it. If you have a party, yeah you can go the old fashioned way but for everyday cooking, ola ola is ur best friend.

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Depending on where you live, talk to Nigerians and they'll take you to a store that sells yam powder (ola ola). Some stores are online in the U.S so you can order yourself.

You don't need a mortar or pestle. Just boil water, add the powder and stir like you would, mashed potatoes.

It tastes just the same as the pounded yam prepared by peeling yam and pounding your life out.

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yam pounder

http://www.okokchina.com/p/Electromechanical-Domestic-Appliances/Yam-Pounder-yam-pounding-machine-155625.html

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better buy a yam pounder,we used to have one but i dont know where my mum got it from.all you need do is to peel the yam and put it in the punder,press the cook button,when it is cooked,it makes an alarm and you turn the pound button.before you know it your 'iyan' is ready.

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abi na crushing boiled yams with your hands, save yourself the trouble and just buy powered pounded yam, u dont want to start pounding with a mortar and next thing u know ppolice will start knocking on your door for domestic disturbance.

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lol @ crushing pounded yam with your hands,

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a mortar and pestle are cooking utensils. I'm American and can not think of anything like it in Jamaican cooking (I dont know enough abt Jamaican cooking) but it kind of looks like a deep bowl, made of stne or wood or something with a big club for pounding. I know u can find small versions in cooking stores.

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Thank you for your reply. Can i know what is mortar and pestle? is it an ingredient? Kindly advise.Thank u

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Well the pounded yam I know, you need mortar & pestle.

boil the yam.

Do not add salt and when it is soft, get your mortar and pestle out , put the yam in one by one and pound, pound, pound,  until your desired result is acquired . You can sprinkle a bit of hot water while pounding.

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Step by step instructions would be great, no joke!

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LMAO, you have to pound it with mortar(wooden)

buy pound o' iyan from a local store if you are in the UK

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/board-41.0.html

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