Nigerian Recipe

Yadda Ake Faten Doya Da Wake (Beans and Yam Porridge)

yadda ake faten doya da wake

Faten Doya da Wake is yet another recipe consumed not only by the Hausas but by almost all tribes in Nigeria. It is called Beans and Yam Porridge. This write-up seeks to teach you how to make Nigerian beans and yam porridge (yadda ake faten doya da wake).

This delicacy is primarily made from yams and beans, which are the main ingredients. It is specifically consumed by Southern Kaduna and Yoruba people. It is delicious and very easy to make.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Yadda Ake Faten Doya Da Wake (Beans and Yam Porridge)


2 cooking pots


1 medium yam
2 cups of beans
3 cups of water
Vegetable or palm oil
Salt to taste
Vegetables such as onions, and pepper.
Spinach (optional).

Procedures for making Faten Doya da Wake

STEP 1: Pick the unwanted particles from the beans and wash it.

STEP 2: Over medium heat, put the clean pot and pour water then add the beans. Allow to boil for 45 minutes, or until soft.

STEP 3: Peel the yam, wash it, and cut it into small pieces. Set it aside.

STEP 4: Wash your vegetables and grate or blend them. Make sure it is not too smooth. Set it aside too.

STEP 5: Put the second pot over medium heat and add your vegetable oil. Add a few slices of onions to the oil.

STEP 6: When the oil is hot enough for frying, add your vegetables to it. Allow to fry for 5 minutes.

STEP 7: Add your seasonings and spices to the content in STEP 6 to taste.

STEP 8: When completely fried, add the 3 cups of water to it. Close the lid and allow to boil.

STEP 9: When the water begins to boil, add the sliced or cut yam. Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes.

STEP 10: Then add the boiled beans and mix the contents very well until well combined. Allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.

STEP 11: Ta-da! Your Faten Doya da Wake.

How to Serve Faten Doya da Wake

This delicacy is best served hot. It is served on a clean plate and chilled water or drink to go with it.

Occasions to Serve Best

It is best served as one of the 3 basic meals of the day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It can also be served at naming ceremonies, weddings, and festivals.

How to Store Faten Doya da Wake

It can be stored in a fridge or freezer, and it can last for several days. However, the taste will be greatly reduced compared to when it is eaten when prepared.

Health Benefits Faten Doya da Wake

Because of the yam content in Faten Doya da Wake helps promote skin health, aid weight loss, and promote fertility. It also aids in the improvement of cholesterol levels and the fight against potential cancer properties in the body.

In addition, the beans content in the delicacy helps in easy digestion, regulating blood sugar, and also good for the heart.


As you have seen above, this cuisine is very easy to prepare. The next time you hear anyone asking how this meal is made (ya ake faten doya da wake), refer them to Northpad Nigeria.

If you find this article helpful, please comment in the comments section below.

You could also check how to make Kwadon Gari and Jollof din Shinkafa da Taliya


What is the difference between porridge and pottage?

While pottage is a term frequently used in Nigeria and other nations, porridge typically refers to the original English oats. Thus, in these nations, pottage, and porridge are interchangeable terms.

What is porridge called in Nigeria?

Porridge or pottage is usually called Fate in the Hausa language and Asaro in the Yoruba language.

Can I add sugar to my yam porridge?

Yes, you can however, it is optional.

Is yam porridge good for weight loss?

Yes, it is good for weight loss due to glucomannan, a fiber obtained from yam roots.

Suwaiba Dalhatu

Suwaiba Dalhatu is an enthusiastic writer. She grew up in Zaria. A specialist on recipes - local recipes to be precise. Cooking is like a profession to her. She loves to read and write in her leisure time, and also loves to make new friends.

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