Isijingi Porridge Recipe

AuthorChefLuhCategory
Yields4 Servings
Cook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr

A traditional breakfast porridge made from Butternut, or Pumpkin (in Zulu it's also called ibhece)

 2 ½ cups Cubed Pumpkin or butternut
 1 cup Maize Meal
 ½ cup Brown Sugar (or white sugar)
 Water
1

Peel, clean and dice your pumpkin/butternut and place it in a pot. Add enough water to cover and bring to boil.

2

Once boiling reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until soft.

3

In a bowl add your maize meal and a cup of water and stir until properly mixed. It should form a paste.

4

Add your maize meal paste to your pumpkin/butternut and stir continuously until it thickens and becomes smooth. Close your pot and reduce heat to low. (Depending on the consistency you want add more or use less water/maize.)

5

Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

6

Add your sugar and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

7

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 250g

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 255

 

Ingredients

 2 ½ cups Cubed Pumpkin or butternut
 1 cup Maize Meal
 ½ cup Brown Sugar (or white sugar)
 Water

Directions

1

Peel, clean and dice your pumpkin/butternut and place it in a pot. Add enough water to cover and bring to boil.

2

Once boiling reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until soft.

3

In a bowl add your maize meal and a cup of water and stir until properly mixed. It should form a paste.

4

Add your maize meal paste to your pumpkin/butternut and stir continuously until it thickens and becomes smooth. Close your pot and reduce heat to low. (Depending on the consistency you want add more or use less water/maize.)

5

Reduce heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

6

Add your sugar and let it cook for another 5 minutes.

7

Serve and enjoy!

Isijingi Porridge Recipe

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