Cookbook:Nni Ede (Nigerian Pounded Cocoyam)

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

Equipment edit

  • Stove
  • Pot
  • Turning stick
  • Bowl

Procedure edit

  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

  • 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.