Yam Mash

Yam Mash

Get your potato masher ready to prepare this recipe. It is made with a mix of butter, milk, local Uziza leaves & Knorr seasoning to get that flavor out of your meal.

  • Prep Time Minutes


  • Boiled yam chunks
  • Butter - softened/room temperature
  • Milk - slightly warmed
  • Salt
  • Ground Uziza seeds

Preparation Method

  • Get your tools ready. You will need a fork or a potato masher.
  • Boil your yam in cubes with salt and water till it is soft.
  • Once it is almost soft, warm your milk slightly. Just slightly. If your butter is not soft i.e. room temperature, heat it lightly in a microwave for 5 seconds.
  • Drain the yam cubes
  • Once the yam cubes have been drained, add butter, milk and a pinch of salt then proceed to mashing it. You must do this gently. i.e. do not over beat the yam
  • Keep mashing the yam gently till it is smooth and creamy. Add more butter, or milk as you go along just in case it is too thick sprinkle in about 1/2 a teaspoon of Uziza for flavour and heat.
  • Taste and decide if you want to add more or not. Also taste for salt and add more if necessary.