|Poundo (Pounded yam flour)||1 cup|
There’s a story about me that is popular folklore in our house till today. You see, when I was much younger, I used to think that pounding yam was quite difficult. Don’t get me wrong, it actually is, and requires some technique. However, you know what happened when I realized that it was possible for me to boil three slices of yam and pound just enough yam for myself? You bet I did just that as often as I could. So, my parents will often tell the story, of how they would often come back from work, to find that I had pounded enough yam to fill just myself ! lol.
So, knowing that I would willingly bring out the mortar and pestle, to pound enough yam for just one person, imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered my Ola Ola poundo! I have never looked back. I don’t remember the last time I pounded yam. I will argue that the powdered version is simply not the same, but it is pretty darn close!
So, let me share how I make my poundo with you.
- All you have to do is boil 1.5 cups of water!
Cooking time 🙂
- Add in one cup of poundo flour.
- Stir with a wooden spoon till it is a whole solid lump.
- Now, the lump will usually be too thick to eat, so add as much of the remaining 1/2 cup of water as you would like to get the consistency you want. Remember to add the water in bits. Add more than the remaining 1/2 cup of water if you’d like.
Watch the video below to see the steps! Share with someone and let’s stop having morsels with lumps! 🙂