How To Make Igobongo

How To Make Igobongo

Have you ever heard of igobongo, the traditional African snack made from cornmeal? If you haven't, then you're in for a treat! Igobongo is a delicious snack from South Africa that is made from cornmeal and served with milk, sugar or butter. It's a popular snack in the townships and rural areas and is often enjoyed as a breakfast or snack. It's also a budget-friendly snack that you can easily make in your own kitchen. So, if you're ready to learn how to make igobongo, here's a step-by-step guide.

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  1. Ingredients:
  2. Instructions:
    1. Additional Tips:


The ingredients you need to make igobongo are:

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  • 2 cups of cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Milk, sugar or butter for serving


Follow these simple instructions to make igobongo:

  1. Mix the cornmeal, sugar and salt with 1 cup of water in a bowl.
  2. Boil the remaining 1 cup of water in a pot.
  3. Add the cornmeal mixture to the boiling water and stir.
  4. Cover the pot and cook on low heat for 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has thickened and formed a soft dough.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  6. Using your hands or a spoon, form small balls out of the igobongo dough.
  7. Serve hot with milk, sugar or butter.

Additional Tips:

Here are some additional tips to help you make the perfect igobongo:

  • Make sure to use fine cornmeal for a smoother texture.
  • Stir the mixture continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  • If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water.
  • You can add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter igobongo.
  • Igobongo can also be served with jam or peanut butter.
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That's it! Making igobongo is that simple. Try making your own igobongo at home and enjoy the taste of South Africa. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite snack!

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