Putu Pap is a traditional South African dish that is made from maize meal and grated pumpkin. It is usually served with a tomato and onion relish, which complements the dish perfectly. If you're looking to try something new and delicious, then Putu Pap is definitely worth a try!
- 2 cups of maize meal
- 1 cup of grated pumpkin
- 3 cups of water
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Step 1 - Cook the Pumpkin
Start by cooking the grated pumpkin. You can do this by steaming or boiling it until it's soft. Set it aside to cool.
Step 2 - Prepare the Maize Meal
In a large bowl, mix the maize meal, salt, and water until it forms a smooth dough. Use your hands to knead the dough, making sure to remove any lumps.
Step 3 - Add the Pumpkin
Once the pumpkin has cooled down, add it to the maize meal dough. Mix well until the pumpkin is evenly distributed.
Step 4 - Shape the Putu Pap
Take small handfuls of the dough and shape them into small balls. Flatten the balls slightly to form patties.
Step 5 - Steam the Putu Pap
Place the patties inside a steamer and steam them for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked through. You can also cook them in a pot of boiling water if you don't have a steamer.
Putu Pap is traditionally served with a tomato and onion relish, which is made by frying onions and tomatoes together until they are soft. You can also serve it with a braai (barbecue) or as a side dish to any meat or vegetable dish.
So there you have it, a delicious and easy-to-make South African dish – Putu Pap! Go ahead and give it a try, and let us know how it turns out.