Ojojo (pronounced: or-jo-jor) is a yummy, spicy snack that is simple to make. Water yam, one of its core components, can be tough to find locally in Nigeria but the search is always worth it.


Serves – 5 people

1 Water Yam tuber

1 small Onion

Seasoning cubes

Dried pepper

Garlic (optional)

Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil

Salt to taste


Step 1

Peel skin off Water Yam and cut into large pieces.

Step 2

With a grater, grate each piece of Water Yam.

Step 3

Dice the onions and garlic (optional), add to grated yam, along with salt and dried pepper.

Step 4

Beat/mix thoroughly with your hand or wooden spoon.

Step 5

Preheat Mamador Pure Vegetable Oil in a fry pan or deep fryer.

Step 6

Scoop the yam mix into the pan using your hand or tablespoon.

Step 7

Let the underside cook till golden brown, flip and let other side cook till golden brown as well.

Step 8

Remove and put on paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Step 9

Serve hot.

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