Coconut Yam Pottage(White Yam Pottage)


White yam pottage. My very creation. I don’t know if there are any recipes out there, but this is my easy one pot no mess recipe. The first time I tried this recipe was with sweet potatoes and boy was it yum!

Anyway, I was one yam richer and dude I made everything you could have thought of with the one yam. This recipe inclusive. haha!

Coconut yam pottage or white pottage as I call it, is my favorite kind of pottage. Why? Well because of the use of coconut milk; which is one of my favorite ingredients.

If asked how I learnt to cook yam, I would give the credit to my mother. She made so many yam dishes that I couldn’t even name them all.

I can eat yam for Africa sha! The African white yam has a sweet bite to it and it’s one of my favorite foods. And I promise you will love this recipe!

*What you will need

one small African white yam. (cut and soak in cold salty water)

beef short ribs(use any meat or fish you choose)

2 small habanero peppers(crushed)

1 small can of coconut milk

1 small onion

1/4 tsp nut meg or ehuru

3 tsps. crayfish

1 tsp dry pepper

basil or scent leaves(optional)


salt to taste


Season meat with salt, dry pepper, onion and bouillon. Pour water to the level of the meats and cook until almost tender. Add the yam and coconut milk along with the other ingredients except the basil and cook; while stirring occasionally until the yam is soft. Using a wooden spatula break the yam down; making sure to mash some in the process. Stir in the basil and serve


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