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How To Make Yam Fritters – Ojojo Recipe Nigerian Street Food

Ojojo Nigerian recipe
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Ojojo in English is called water yam fritters. It is a popular Nigerian street food commonly sold by street vendors who sell fried foods such as fried yams, akara, fried plantains, puff puff, buns etc.

Growing up, I enjoyed it so much that i would always buy it on my way home from school. As a matter of fact, when I was pregnant with my first child, I always had a craving for hot Ojojo and tea.

So much that after church service on Sunday I would always buy it. The vendor nicknamed me “my special Customer”.

A lot of people think it is hard to make but with the right ingredients you will find out that it is easy.

The ingredients for this recipe are ;
Water yam (4 slices)
1medium sized Onions
2cups of Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Red chilli pepper powder
2teaspoon Salt
3 tablespoons Crayfish powder
2 Seasoning cubes
2 Tomatoes(roughly blended)


  • Cut the yams into slices.
  • Peel the back of the yam slices and immediately put it in water to avoid discoloration.
  • Grate the yams with a grater. When using a grater use the smallest side to get the best texture. You can also use a food processor or blender.
  • After grating the yams add blended tomatoes, onions, salt, crayfish powder, chili pepper powder and seasoning cubes diluted with warm water.
  • Mix yam batter with hands, spatula or electric mixer till you achieve a smooth consistency.


  • Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan.
    Allow to heat up briefly.
  • Add few tablespoons of oil in a small bowl of water.
  • Dip tablespoon into water and oil mixture.(this is necessary so that the yam batter can easily slide off your hands or spoon)
  • With the spoon, scoop the yam batter into the hot oil
  • Do not fry too much at a time so that you can have space to turn the yam batter
  • Fry both sides till it is turns to golden brown
  • Scoop yam fritter on to paper towel to remove excess oil.

Yam fritters is ready. To full watch video recipe click here CLICK HERE

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