Another great Nigerian dish you should try is pounded yam. It is predominant among the Yorubas and dates back to many centuries.
Similar to mashed potatoes, iyan is a bunch of yam pieces pounded or mashed using a mortar and pestle, blender, or mixer.
The process produces a smooth, sticky dough, making it slightly different from mashed potatoes.
It can be enjoyed with various kinds of tasty stews and soups, like egusi soup (melon seed soup), or efo riro (leafy vegetable stew). The soup may be served on the same plate or on a different plate.
Pounded yam is commonly eaten with the hand or cutlery at weddings, parties, and other celebrations.
It is quite a heavy meal, which is served as lunch or early dinner. Iyan is a beloved food of Nigeria, eaten by many across the country.
DATE PUBLISHED: june 22
PHOTOCREDIT: Mega Kitchen