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)
In a pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil.
Gradually add the yam flour or cassava flour to the boiling water, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula.
Continue to stir until the mixture becomes thick and smooth.
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.
Add salt to taste and continue to stir until the amala is well mixed and smooth.
Remove from heat and serve hot.
1 cup of amala (made from yam flour) contains approximately 400-450 calories.
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:
Yam flour: Click to Buy
Cassava flour: Click to Buy
Salt: Click to Buy
Vegetable oil: Click to Buy
Butter: Click to Buy
Enjoy your homemade amala with your favorite stews and soups!