Amala (yam-flour)

Àmàlà is a local indigenous Yoruba food, native to the Yoruba ethnic group. It is made out of yam and/or cassava flour, or unripe plantain flour.[1] Yams are peeled, sliced, cleaned, dried and then blended into flour, also called èlùbọ́. Yams are white in colour but turn brown when dried. This gives àmàlà its colour.[2][3] Àmàlà is consumed by the Yoruba people in Nigeria. Amala is native to indigenous people of the Southwestern part of Nigeria.[4] It could be served with a variety of ọbẹ (soups), such as ẹ̀fọ́iláewédúogbono, and or gbẹ̀gìrì (black-eyed beans soup)