Traditional Samp and Beans/ Umnqushu Recipe

AuthorChefLuhCategory
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time2 hrs 30 minsTotal Time3 hrs

Istambu or also known as umngqusho is a South African dish with several variants. However today we are going to be making the most basic version.

 1 cup Samp
 1 cup Sugar Beans
 1 Finely chopped Onion
 1 Finely chopped Green pepper
 1 tbsp Curry Powder
 2 tbsp Cooking oil
 1 Beef stock cube
Samp and beans Preparation
1

Wash both your samp and beans

2

Once washed place both samp and beans in bowl and soak overnight. (Soak in 1l of cold water)

Cooking Your Samp and Beans
3

Drain your samp and beans and place in pot.

4

Add boiling water to your samp and beans (add enough water to cover your samp and beans)

5

Bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat and allow to simmer for 1½hours or until nearly soft. Stir every 30 minutes. Add water while cooking if necessary.

In a separate saucepan
6

Add your oil, onion and green pepper and fry until soft.

7

Add your curry powder and fry for another 2 minutes on low heat.(stir continuously)

Combine it all together
8

Add your fried onions and green pepper to your samp and beans.

9

Add your beef stock cube to your samp and beans and stir well. (add water if necessary)

10

Allow to simmer for 45 minutes.(stir occasionally - you should get a creamy texture)

11

Serve hot and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Medium Bowl

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 268

 

Ingredients

 1 cup Samp
 1 cup Sugar Beans
 1 Finely chopped Onion
 1 Finely chopped Green pepper
 1 tbsp Curry Powder
 2 tbsp Cooking oil
 1 Beef stock cube

Directions

Samp and beans Preparation
1

Wash both your samp and beans

2

Once washed place both samp and beans in bowl and soak overnight. (Soak in 1l of cold water)

Cooking Your Samp and Beans
3

Drain your samp and beans and place in pot.

4

Add boiling water to your samp and beans (add enough water to cover your samp and beans)

5

Bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat and allow to simmer for 1½hours or until nearly soft. Stir every 30 minutes. Add water while cooking if necessary.

In a separate saucepan
6

Add your oil, onion and green pepper and fry until soft.

7

Add your curry powder and fry for another 2 minutes on low heat.(stir continuously)

Combine it all together
8

Add your fried onions and green pepper to your samp and beans.

9

Add your beef stock cube to your samp and beans and stir well. (add water if necessary)

10

Allow to simmer for 45 minutes.(stir occasionally - you should get a creamy texture)

11

Serve hot and enjoy!

Traditional Samp and Beans/ Umnqushu Recipe

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