Cassava and Yam Porridge Recipe Video

Cassava and yams porridge is a perfect recipe to make on the lazy days because the recipe does not require a lot of work. All you have to do is to add all the tubers and other ingredients in the pot and let it cook until you get your desired consistency. This recipe is also known as Ketoun in Guinea where it is a favorite among people in Guinea.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Cassava1 Cup (16 tbs), cut to cubes
 Sweet potato1 Cup (16 tbs), cut to cubes
 Yam1 Cup (16 tbs), cut to cubes
 Water4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Ground crayfish1 Tablespoon
 Ground beef1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Palm oil50 Milliliter (or vegetable oil)
 Peanut butter1 Tablespoon
 Onion1 Medium, blended to paste
 Green onion2 Medium, chopped
 Salt1 Teaspoon (to taste)
 Bouillon cube1 Medium

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 412 Calories from Fat 201

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g34.9%

Saturated Fat 9.5 g47.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.8 mg

Sodium 1240 mg51.7%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.7 g19%

Sugars 5.4 g

Protein 11 g21.9%

Vitamin A 112.4% Vitamin C 40%

Calcium 5% Iron 7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Grind the onion into a paste.
2. Peel and cut the sweet potato, cassava and yam into cubes. Keep aside.
3. Chop the green onions.

4. Take a pot. Pour 4 cups of water in it. Put the cassava, yam and sweet potato.
5. Add ground crayfish, ground beef, palm oil, peanut butter, onion paste, green onion, salt and bouillon cube. Stir well to mix, cover and bring it to boil.
6. Once boiled, remove the lid and continue to simmer till it vegetables become soft and porridge thickens to desired consistency. Turn off the heat. Let it sit for a few minutes.

7. Take a serving bowl, pour the porridge into it and serve warm.