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Amala Recipe

Updated: Apr 19

Amala is a popular Nigerian dish made from yam flour or cassava flour. It is a staple food in many Nigerian households and is often served with stews and soups. Here is a detailed recipe for making amala from scratch, along with calorie intake, healthy alternatives, and recommended kitchen equipment and ingredients that can be purchased on Amazon. Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of yam flour or cassava flour

  • 4 cups of water

  • Salt to taste

  • Vegetable oil or butter (optional)


  1. In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.

  2. Gradually add the yam flour or cassava flour to the boiling water, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula.

  3. Continue to stir until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.

  4. Cover the pot with a lid and let the mixture cook over low heat for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent lumps from forming.

  5. Add salt to taste and continue to stir until the amala is well mixed and smooth.

  6. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Calorie intake:

  • 1 cup of amala (made from yam flour) contains approximately 400-450 calories.

Healthy alternatives:

  • Use cassava flour instead of yam flour for a gluten-free option.

  • Use whole-grain flour instead of refined flour for added fiber and nutrients.

  • Serve with a side of steamed vegetables or a salad to increase the nutritional value of the meal.

Recommended kitchen equipment:

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Enjoy your homemade amala with your favorite stews and soups!

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