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Putu (Crumbly Maize Porridge)

Putu (Crumbly Maize Porridge)

500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
Salt, to taste
625 ml (2 ½ cups) Pride Braai Pap

  • Use a heavy-based pot that distributes heat evenly. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add the maize meal, but do not stir. Cover and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir with a carving fork to form a fine, crumbly texture. Return to low heat and cover with a lid to steam the maize meal.
  • If you prefer a finer texture, fork through the mixture every 5 minutes to avoid big lumps from forming.
  • Steam for about 30-45 minutes, or until it is cooked through.

For extra flavour, melt 10 ml butter in the boiling water, before adding the maize meal.

Serving Suggestion:
Serve with amasi (soured milk), a tomato and onion gravy, or with milk and sugar or sweetener.

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