Fried yam – dundun served with ata dindin mixed with vegetable

Fried yam, also known as dundun, is a popular Nigerian dish that is often enjoyed as a snack or side dish. The yam is sliced into thin rounds and fried until golden brown and crispy. The dish is then typically served with a spicy pepper sauce, known as ata dindin, that is mixed with vegetables.

To make fried yam with ata dindin and vegetables, you will need:


  • Yam (dundun)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Scotch bonnet peppers
  • Curry powder
  • Thyme


  1. Peel and slice the yam into thin rounds.
  2. Heat some vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or pot.
  3. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the sliced yam into the pan and fry until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Remove the fried yam from the pan and place it on a paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
  5. In a separate pan, heat some vegetable oil and add in chopped onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and scotch bonnet peppers.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, curry powder, and thyme, and cook until the vegetables are soft and the sauce is fragrant.
  7. Once the sauce is done, mix in some chopped spinach or other leafy greens for added nutrition and flavor.
  8. Serve the fried yam with the spicy vegetable sauce on the side for dipping or pour the sauce over the yam and enjoy!

This dish is perfect for a quick and easy snack or as a side dish for a larger meal. The combination of crispy fried yam and spicy vegetable sauce is sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling full and satisfied.

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