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Ojojo Recipe

Recipe by Fitnigerian

This recipe is the original way of making Ojojo using water yam.

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Ojojo recipe




12 people

Prep Time
20 Min

Total Time
20 Min

  • 1 tuber of water yam
  • ½ of a small red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of ground crayfish
  • 1 tablespoon of dry pepper or 1 piece of Ata-rodo
  • Salt, to taste
  • Seasoning cube, optional
  • Cooking oil of choice 
  1. 1
    Slice your water yam in big chunks, wash and grate.
  2. 2
    Add your sliced onions, ground crayfish, Ata-rodo or dry pepper, salt and seasoning cube if needed.
  3. 3
    Mix thoroughly to combine all added ingredients.
  4. 4
    Preheat your oil for frying. To know if it’s hot enough, add a little of your mixture to the oil, if it fries immediately then it’s ready and if it floats then wait a little till it’s ready for use.
  5. 5
    Fry in the preheated oil, flip both sides till golden brown.
  6. 6
    Place in a paper towel to drain out oil. Serve with Pap or oatmeal.
  • The level at which water yam draws is dependent on its water content. My mum’s tip to help the water yam draw if it doesn’t is to grate a little bit of okro (a tuber: to one okro). 
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Here are some of the frequently asked questions about Ojojo

What's the English name for ojojo

Ojojo does not have an official English name since it's Native to Nigeria. However people call Ojojo  "Water Yam Balls" or " Water Yam Fritters"

What can I eat Ojojo with?

Ojojo can be paired with almost everything, if not everything. The most popular food paired with ojojo are Akara , Pap, oats, etc.

Can I try ojojo recipe with sweet potatoes?

You cannot make ojojo with sweet potatoes because the pain ingredient in Ojojo is the water yam.


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Type: Main course

Cuisine: Nigerian

Keywords: Water Yam Balls, Water Yam fritters

Recipe Yield: 12 servings

Preparation Time: PT20M

Cooking Time: PT20M

Total Time: PT40M

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Water yam
  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Pepper
  • Seasoning cube
  • Salt
  • Crayfish

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