Cookbook:Nni Ede (Nigerian Pounded Cocoyam)

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Nni Ede (Nigerian Pounded Cocoyam)
CategoryNigerian recipes
Energy160 kcal.
Time20 minutes

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes

Nni ede is a typical Nigerian dish made from a mixture of cocoyam and cassava flour. It is served with ẹ̀gusi soup, ogbonno soup or okro soup.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Turning stick
  • Bowl

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Cut the cocoyam into small pieces. Rinse the pieces, and boil them for few minutes. Drain the cocoyam.
  2. Mix water into the cassava flour to make a dough. Shape into balls.
  3. Boil the cassava balls for few minutes, then drain.
  4. Pound together the cassava balls and cocoyam until smooth and lump-free.
  5. Serve with your choice of soup.

Notes, tips, and variations[edit | edit source]

  • When cocoyam is pounded it becomes soft and sticky. Thus, the cassava flour is added to serve as a binder, which thickens the mixture and makes it easier to shape.