How To Make Mielie Pap

How To Make Mielie Pap

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Mielie Pap is a staple food in South Africa, made from maize meal or cornmeal. It is a delicious and versatile dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Pap can be served with a variety of toppings such as meat, vegetables, and gravy. In this article, we will go through the step-by-step process of making mielie pap.

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  • 2 cups of maize meal
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of salt


  1. Measure out 2 cups of maize meal and pour it into a bowl.
  2. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot and add 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Slowly add the maize meal to the pot, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot, letting the mielie pap simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  5. Stir the pap every 10 minutes to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  6. After 30-40 minutes, the mielie pap should be thick and smooth. Remove the pot from the heat.
  7. Use a fork or wooden spoon to fluff the pap, breaking up any lumps that may have formed.
  8. Cover the pot again and let the pap steam for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Your mielie pap is now ready to serve!


  • For a creamier texture, you can add a knob of butter or a splash of milk to the maize meal before adding it to the pot.
  • If the mielie pap is too thick, you can add more water to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Leftover mielie pap can be turned into a delicious breakfast porridge by adding milk, sugar, and cinnamon.


Now that you know how to make mielie pap, you can enjoy this delicious South African dish at home. Experiment with different toppings and flavors to create a dish that is uniquely yours.

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