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How To Make Mealie Meal Porridge?


Mealie meal porridge, also known as mieliemeel pap in Afrikaans is a staple dish of South Africa. It’s an easy to make and highly nutritious dish that can be eaten for breakfast or lunch. In this article we’ll explain how to make the perfect mealie meal porridge with simple ingredients and methods.


The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:
– 2 cups of coarse maize flour (mealie meal)
– 6 cups of water
– Salt (to taste)


1. Bring the 6 cups of water to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce the heat so it simmers gently.

2. Slowly whisk in the coarse maize flour while stirring constantly so there are no lumps formed. If necessary, add more water if it starts getting too thick for your liking – just remember that like most things, practice makes perfect!

3. Add salt (to taste) and allow it to simmer until it thickens up nicely – usually about 10 minutes should do the trick! Be sure not to overcook or burn it though – once done, turn off the heat and serve immediately while still hot!

Tips & Variations

1. For extra flavour you can add butter or margarine at step three before serving – delicious!

2 .You could also try adding some vegetables such as carrots or potatoes into your Mealie Meal Porridge during cooking time for added nutrition – yum! 3 .For something different ,try out different spices such as cinnamon ,cumin or coriander powder which go great with this dish ! 4 .If you’re looking for something sweet instead of savoury then why not try adding some honey or sugar when cooking? This gives it an entirely new twist on an old classic !

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