Recipe supplied by Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandlesizwe Dalibhunga Mandela
Styling by Anna Trapido
Photograph by Curtis Gallon
Umphokoqo - crumbly mealie pap with amasi
- 450ml boiling water
- salt, to taste
- 5ml (1 tsp) butter (optional)
- 625ml (2½ cups) mealie meal
- amasi, to serve
Boil the water and salt in a large pot. Add the butter to the water and allow it to melt.
Add the mealie meal. Remove from heat and stir with a fork until incorporated into a perfect, crumbly texture. Return to a low heat and cover with a lid.
Steam the maize meal, covered and over low heat, until the maize meal is cooked through, about 45 minutes. Fork through the mixture every 5 minutes to avoid big lumps from forming; rather, create small, crumbly pieces slightly bigger than couscous.
Serve with a generous dollop amasi.