Pap & Boerewors

A real traditional favourite, here’s a quick look at how to make pap just like your momma did.


500g boerwors


  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 3 cups mealie meal


  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 tsp curry powder

  • 4 large tomatoes, finely chopped

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


for the boerewors…

  1. In a heated pan, fry your boerewors for 3 min on each side.

  2. If your wors seems to be burning to the surface of the pan, add a little water and give the pan a shake.

  3. Serve with pap en sous.

for the pap…

  1. In a medium saucepan add hot water and bring to a boil.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix  one cup of mealie meal and one cup of cold water until it forms a soft lump-free paste.

  3. Add the mixture to the boiling water and stir till the mixture becomes thick

  4. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5- 7 minutes

  5. Add the rest of the mealie meal (a little at a time), stirring and beating with a wooden spoon until all mixed.

  6. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stir again and then cook for another 5 minutes or until cooked.

  7. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

for the tomato & onion smoortjie…

  1. Sauté onions in the oil until lightly brown, add the curry powder

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Cook over a medium heat for about 5 minutes stir from time to time.

  4. Serve hot over boerewors and pap.