Putu Pap recipe

Traditional South African recipe for Putu Pap

2 1/2 cups (600 ml) boiling water
1 teaspoon (5 ml) salt
2 1/2 cups (400 gram) Maize Meal
A knob of butter

How to
Pour boiling water and salt into saucepan with a thick base and a lid. Bring to boil.

Add the maize meal to the boiling water.

Close the lid, without stirring.

Reduce heat. Simmer gently for 5 minutes.

Remove lid and stir well with a wooden spoon or a large kitchen fork.

Replace lid, reduce heat and steam for about half an hour, until done, but be careful not to burn it.

Fluff with a fork or wooden spoon a few times during cooking.

This recipe and photo is from the Rainbow Cooking website, where you will find a collection of mostly South African recipes, both traditional and modern.

Recipe ID 2787

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