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Know More About Pounded Yam In Africa

Pounded Yam is the name for the leaves of the hemp plant. This vegetable is well eaten in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. They can be bought in the market. The leaves can be cooked fresh or dried and made into a powder when fresh leaves are cooked they will give a light green color but when the dried leaves are cooked they have an army color and the dried leaves can also be used as a thickener for stews. You can also buy poundo iyan online via

Ingredient :

  • 500 gr young flax leaves
  • 1 teaspoon potash
  • 2 teaspoons carob 
  • Seasoning 
  • pepper
  • tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Onion
  • Half a pound of turkey (or other meat of your choice)


Young leaves of pounded yam are removed from the stems and washed. Then chop on a cutting board or use a blender. Pour about 200 ml of water into a saucepan, add 1 teaspoon of potassium and bring to a boil. Add the grated yam to the boiling water, followed by the carob, season, and add a little salt to taste. 

Cut turkey to ready-to-serve size, rinse and pour into pan, chop onion, add 1 teaspoon curry and thyme and diced chicken knuckles to skillet with turkey, Add 2 tablespoons peanut butter and cook for another 30 minutes. season with salt. Ready to serve.