Japanese Yam Puree

Here’s a delicious easy recipe that combines sweet, astringent, sour, spicy, salty, and pungent – if you add the optional ingredients. A great summer treat to keep your senses sharp and your tummy happy! This recipe makes enough for 2 people or can be a side-dish or appetizer for 4 people


Choose one medium sized yam

Peel and cube and boil until soft

Mash into puree

Add 3/4 tsp Mum’s Masala

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 tsp Soma Salt

Fresh chopped green Thai Chilies (optional)

1 oz ginger juice  (optional)

1 tablespoon Olive oil


1 lime juice

Mix well
Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro leaves
add a few drops of olive on top as a final touch (optional)
Enjoy with some bread or as a side dish with quinoa and other vegetables.