Egusi Soup is made from egusi beans, which are dried and cooked in water. Poundo is a popular dish made with pounded yam. Here are some steps that you can follow to prepare this delicious meal!
1) Clean your ingredients: wash the egusi beans and poundo well before cooking them.
2) Boil water in a saucepan, then add the egusi beans. Bring it to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes until they become soft and mushy. Set aside to cool down.
3) While waiting for the egusi beans to cool down, prepare your poundo: slice the yam into small pieces and place them in a bowl. Add enough water to cover them completely (about 1 cup), then place plastic wrap on top of it. Leave it overnight so that the yam absorbs all of the water from inside it (this will make it easier for you when it comes time for pounding later on).
4) Rinse out your saucepan with cold water and pour its contents into another bowl or container so that no food bits remain on its surface; add hot water from step 2