The South African staple

South African food without a basic pap recipe, are you kidding?!?


  • 4 cups hot water

  • 1 cup cold water

  • 3 cups mealie meal


  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.