How To Prepare Poundo Potatoes Flour (Garin Tuwo Na Dankali)

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. Click here to learn more.

Poundo Potatoes Flour

Here in Nigeria, we have a lot of swallow recipes like Tuwon Shinkafa, Tuwon Dawa, Fufu, Eba, Pounded Yam etc. and each of them have their special ingredient. So does Poundo Potatoes.

Poundo Potatoes Flour can be prepared with dried Sweet Potatoes which is locally known as Dankalin Hausa or with Irish Potatoes which is locally known as Dankalin Turawa.

Today, I will be telling you how to prepare potates poundo flour using Sweet Potatoes.

Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

From the name sweet potatoes, it is obvious that they are very sweet. So to make it perfect and suitable for the swallow, it is soaked for 3 days. But it requires changing the water every day for the whole 3 days.

The soaking helps in reducing the sweetness of the potatoes.

So, let’s begin

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ bag of sweet potatoes
  • ½ tier of dried cassava

Here is a video you can also watch…

PREPARATION

FIRST STEP

Cut all the sweet potatoes into small pieces and add to a basin.

Pieces of cut sweet potatoes
Pieces of cut sweet potatoes

Add enough water to cover the pieces of cut sweet potatoes and allow to sleep over.

Day 1

On the first day after soaking, pack the pieces of sweet potatoes out of the water. Throw away the water and add more water.

Day 1 soaking
Day 1 soaking

Day 2

On the second day repeat the same process in day one and so also on the third day.

Day 2 Soaking
Day 2 Soaking

SECOND STEP

After soaking process for 3 days, pack out of the water and spread in a suitable place to dry.

Spread pieces of sweet potatoes
Spread pieces of sweet potatoes

THIRD STEP

When all dried up, pack into a basin.

Dried pieces of sweet potatoes in basin
Dried pieces of sweet potatoes in basin

Get a mortar and pestle, fetch the dried potatoes and add to the mortar and pound to reduce the size.

Pack the pounded sweet potatoes into a suitable bucket and keep repeating the pounding process till the potatoes is finished.

Now pound the dried cassava if necessary, add to the pounded sweet potatoes and mix well.

Pounded Dried Sweet Potatoes
Pounded Dried Sweet Potatoes

Take for grinding into flour form.

After grinding, turn into a basin and spread open.

Allow to cool down before turning in a bucket and keeping for use.

Poundo Potatoes Flour in basin
Poundo Potatoes Flour in basin

How To Prepare  Poundo Potatoes is coming up soon.

Don’t forget to share with friends and family and also follow me on Instagram and Facebook to get updates on new recipes.

5 thoughts on “How To Prepare Poundo Potatoes Flour (Garin Tuwo Na Dankali)”

  1. Very good of you. Keep up the good work of showing how this stuff are done in our indigenous local ways. Not with the use of sophisticated kitchen utensils or machineries that are out of reach for low class Africans like me. It gives us hope for living easier life. Allah ya miki Albarka

    Reply
    • Amin. Thank you very much. This is to keep our Nigerian ways of cooking and culture intact. Do expect more of this.

      Reply

Leave a Comment