5 min


10 min


Poundo (Pounded yam flour) 1 cup
Water 1.5 cups

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.

Prep Steps!

  1. All you have to do is boil 1.5 cups of water!

Cooking time 🙂

  1. Add in one cup of poundo flour.
  2. Poundo in boiling water!

    Note: My main tip to making any morsel, is to start out with the same amount of water, as powder.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon till it is a whole solid lump.
  4. 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! 🙂

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