Yam with Tomato Sauce and Egg Stew Recipe

Hello, beautiful food lovers! Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a mouth-watering recipe that’s close to my heart – Yam with Tomato Sauce and Egg Stew. This dish is a blend of simplicity, taste, and tradition, bringing a piece of Ghana right to your table. Let’s dive into the cooking process, but remember, the magic of cooking lies in your personal touch, so feel free to adjust the quantities as per your taste! Also, you can buy the ingredients from my online African store


  • Yam: 1.5 kg (about one tuber, peeled and diced)
  • For the Sauce:
    • Red Palm Oil: 3 tablespoons (I recommend Ghana heritage Zomi for its authentic flavor)
    • Onions: 1 medium-sized, sliced
    • Garlic: 2 cloves, grated
    • Tomato Paste: 3 tablespoons (look for the less sour variety for an authentic taste)
    • Water: as needed
    • Seasoning: 1 Maggi cubes (or any seasoning of your choice)
    • Habanero Pepper: 1/4 piece (adjust according to your heat preference)
    • Eggs: 4, beaten with a pinch of salt


Preparing the Yam:
  1. Peel and Dice the Yam: Start by peeling the yam, then dice it into medium-sized pieces.
  2. Wash the Yam: Give the diced yam a good rinse under running water.
  3. Cook the Yam: Transfer the yam pieces into a pot, add enough water to cover them, and cook over medium heat until they become soft and tender. Then, drain the water and set aside.
Preparing the Sauce:
  1. Heat the Oil: In a pan, heat the red palm oil over medium heat until it melts.
  2. Sauté the Onions and Garlic: Add the sliced onions and grated garlic to the oil, sautéing until they’re translucent and fragrant.
  3. Add Tomato Paste: Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 7 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  4. Season: Add some water to the pan, followed by your chosen seasoning (Maggi cubes work wonders here) and the habanero pepper. Mix well.
  5. Egg Time: Now, gently pour in the beaten eggs seasoned with a pinch of salt into the sauce. Let it cook for about 2 minutes on low to medium heat, stirring carefully until the eggs are fully cooked but still tender.
  6. Adjust Seasoning: Taste the sauce and adjust the salt according to your preference.

Serve the soft, fluffy yam with the hot tomato sauce and egg stew on the side. The blend of flavors is sure to transport you to the vibrant streets of Ghana.


  • About the Ingredients: If you’re in Lithuania, remember that my website, obaaborga.com, offers free delivery on orders over 25 euros and same-day deliveries for orders above 50 euros. We take pride in supplying authentic ingredients, including the Ghana heritage Zomi and the specially selected tomato paste, to make your cooking experience genuinely African.

Enjoy cooking, and even more so, enjoy eating! This dish is not just food; it’s a journey, an experience, a story on a plate. Happy cooking, and remember, the best meals are those shared with loved ones.

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