The hassles and difficulty involved in making pounded yam through the conventional way of using mortal and pestle has led many people to delete the meal from their family’s menu. In recent times, the proliferation of an alternative — poundo yam; a powder/ flour type that produces a similar result appears to be the way out.
However, many people especially those familiar with the original taste of pounded yam were not satisfied with the taste and the stretchy form of the poundo yam dough. This could be as a result of added preservatives and other additives that have impeded on the quality, appearance and other organoleptic properties of poundo yam.
How To Process Poundo Yam With Blender
While this dislike for the powdered alternative appears to be growing geometrically in number, it will surprise some of you to know that making pounded yam can actually be done with a good food processor popularly called powerful blender. The good thing about this is that you know exactly what goes into the making of your pounded yam. Hey! let’s see how this is done.
Ingredients for Poundo Yam
- A TUBER OF YAM
- SALT (Optional)
Method for Preparing Your Own Poundo Yam
- Cut the tuber of yam into pieces and peel the skin.
- Cut the yam pieces into smaller pieces and wash under running water thoroughly.
- Pour into a cooking pot and add enough salt to taste if you do not mind and water to cover up the yam. Do not forget to cover the pot.
- Check the yam for tenderness. Normally the yam should be quite tender between 20-30 minutes. If not keep on cooker until tender.
- When tender, drain the water and pour the yam into a clean plate.
- Using a knife or a folk, mash the cooked yam pieces so that the blades of the blender can easily run through them.
- Pour the mashed yam into a food processor or blender.
- Run the blender for few seconds (6-10s) and stop. Do this twice or thrice before running the the blender until the yam turn dough like and stretchy. Do that to the remaining cooked tender yam pieces.
- Scoop out the stretchy yam dough and do not forget to dress it up in the plate to form a nice looking pounded using a big plastic spoon or what is called Igbako by the Yorubas….Yea….Your pounded yam is ready
- Serve with a delicious Egusi Soup, Vegetable soup or just any other soup of your liking.
Absolutely, you can eat pounded yam without going through much difficulty. Try this out with a good blender or food processor and get back to us as regards the result.
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