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DIY Recipes: How to make Mpotompoto

October 15th 2021, 2:05:00 pm

This recipe is packed with ample amounts of nutrients.


Mpotompoto is a popular local Ghanaian food that is mainly prepared with yam, cocoyam or potatoes.


Three pieces cocoyam/yam

2 medium-size tomatoes

1 large onion


5 pieces of herrings

3 pieces of mushrooms

Half cup of palm oil

1 small size salted fish

Salt to taste


Peel and wash cocoyam, cut into smaller pieces.

Pour into a clean saucepan and add water, pepper, onion and tomatoes.

Add salted fish, herring and salt. Cook for five minutes.

Take out pepper, onion and tomato and blend (you can add a clove of garlic and a little ginger).

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Pour into the boiled cocoyam, stir, add your palm oil, salt and taste.

Allow to simmer for five minutes.

Taste cocoyam if it’s extra soft.

The Mpotompoto has to be like porridge with some soft cocoyam in there.

Serve and enjoy.


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Berlinda Entsie

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