How To Make Poi at Home

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Do you know that in early times, people used to give babies poi as their first food? Many of you must be hearing the word Poi for the first time. Let me tell you what it is.


It is a traditional Hawaiian staple that is made from a starch dish by boiling taro roots and water. Taro is one of the most nutritious starches proved scientifically. You can make poi with salt, sugar, malahini, kalua pork, salmon. The word Poi is derived from the word pa’i’ai which means poi without water.

Poi is a dish that you can serve bland and season it with salt and pepper to taste. When I tasted Poi for the first, I found it a divine and amazing dish that is simple and classy. Today, I was thinking to share Poi Recipe with you so here am I.

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Ingredients For Poi

Taro Root3.85 Pounds
Coconut Oil2 tbsp
Lard2 tbsp
Sea Salt1 1/2 tbsp
Sauerkraut Juice6 tbsp
Water1 Cups

You will get all the ingredients from your nearby supermarket and to make this dish you have to invest some time. To check the proper timings, watch the table below.

How Much Time It Will Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 Mins30 Mins50 Mins

I know you are excited about the recipe and we are just one step away from it. I have mentioned the proper directions below.

Poi Recipe

Poi Recipe
  1. At 300 degrees, preheat the oven.
  2. Clean the taro roots with a knife.
  3. For 2 hours, bake the taro roots.
  4. In a large bowl, scoop out the taro in a large bowl without skin.
  5. Over the taro root, sprinkle sea salt and sauerkraut juice.
  6. Mix the mixture with a spoon.
  7. With a towel, cover the mixture.
  8. For 24 hours at room temperature, leave the mixture to ferment.
  9. In a saucepan, melt the fermented fat.
  10. Uncover the taro root and scoop into a food processor.
  11. In blender, add the taro root mixture and add melted fat with water. To make the mixture thin.
  12. Serve it to your family.

Finally, Poi is ready. I highly recommend you to serve this nutritious dish to your kids.

Nutritional Facts Of Poi

To check how much healthy is poi, I have mentioned nutritional breakdown table below.


How To Make Poi Recipe at Home | Video

Here is a video for you guys which will help you in the whole procedure of making Poi at home. Make sure you watch it and see how it’s actually done.

EASY Poi Recipe
Video By ASimplySimpleLife

I hope you have liked this recipe. If yes, then please comment down below and tell us your reviews and experiences. Stay tuned for more healthy soup recipes like this.

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