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Amala, ewedu and assorted meat

Àmàlà is a preparation native to the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is made out of yam flour, cassava flour, and/or unripe plantain flour. It can be served with a variety of ọbẹ (soups), such as efo, ila, ewedu, ogbono, and or gbegiri (black-eyed beans soup).


  • Yam flour
  • Water


  1. Heat water in a pot.
  2. Stir in the yam flour, mixing continuously to avoid lumps.
  3. Adjust the amount of water or yam flour to get your desired consistency.
  4. Stir well, cover, and cook for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with soups.