Cassava Porridge (Asa Iwa) Recipe

Cassava is a potato plant that grows to a height of 5-8 feet. It is grown in most of Africa’s countries and other tropic countries in the world. The root is very starchy and that is the portion of the cassava plant used for human consumption. Cassava Porridge is one meal you won't forget in a hurry.
  • Ingredients

    3 lbs Cassava

    2 tbsp Mamador Vegetable oil

    1 large onion, finely chopped

    4 cloves of garlic

    1 chilli pepper, finely chopped

    2 large red peppers, chopped

    A large handful of fresh thyme

    1 scotch bonnet chili

    A large knob of butter

    A large pinch of salt

  • Method
    Step 1
    Peel and cut cassava, slice the pieces down the center and remove the coarse inner vein.
    Step 2
    In a large heavy sauté pan heat the coconut oil, add onions, garlic, pepper, chive, thyme and Mamador Vegetable oil.
    Step 3
    Fry until fragrant for about 5 minutes. Add cassava.
    Step 4
    Add the scotch bonnet pepper. Add butter and salt and stir.
    Step 5
    Cover mixture and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes until all the cassava is cooked and tender.
    Step 6
    There should be only a small amount of coconut oil in the pan.
    Step 7
    Remove the scotch bonnet chili before serving.
  • Reviews
    King Soga | 29/07/2018
    I've tried this personally and so love it. I'm Yoruba and i must say this is one of the best dishes Nigeria can sell to the world.

    I would use this on my radio cooking show

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