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Zimbokitchen Madhumbe

Easy, fried Madhumbe (yams)

3-4 Servings ~ 45-60 min
  • 2 medium madhumbe
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp margarine/oil/butter

Madhumbe (yams) are something I last ate in my childhood days! Maybe I could have had some in once or so in my adulthood but the point here is that it had been a while since I had had some. I was shopping in one of the supermarkets the other day then spotted them at the Fruit ‘n Veg section. The first thing that came to mind when I saw them was how my mom used to make them for us.. sweet memories! So I decided to prepare them in the same manner for my family and share it with you too. Enjoy for breakfast, lunch or light supper!


  • Large pot
  • Frying pan
  • Teaspoon
  • Sharp Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Spatula


Quick Instructions

  1. Wash the madhumbe (2 medium sized ones)  and put them in a pot
  2. Add enough water to just cover the madhumbe
  3. Bring to the boil until soft enough to be pricked by a table knife. Allow to cool then peel.
  4. Cut the now peeled madhumbe into medium sized (2-3cm) rings. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt on them.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil, margarine/ butter in pan. Add the madhumbe rings and fry each side for about 2 min or until slightly golden brown.
  6. Taste seasoning and adjust accordingly. Enjoy!
Also see  Pan-Grilled Ham 'n Tomato Sandwich


Zimbokitchen Madumbe