iPhutu pap with buttermilk

iPhutu pap with buttermilk: South African tradition. Image: Asande Mpila.

iPhutu pap with buttermilk – Indulge in South African tradition

Surprise your family with an old-fashioned South African traditional dish.

iPhutu pap with buttermilk

iPhutu pap with buttermilk: South African tradition. Image: Asande Mpila.

Crave some South African goodness? Try this iPhutu pap with buttermilk. It is an old South African favourite entrenched in tradition. It is sure to satisfy if you long for a taste of good old Mzansi.

Preparing iPhutu pap with buttermilk will not even take 30 minutes of your time and then you will have a much-loved South African dish on the table to serve. If your family is familiar with this dish, you will have lots of happy smiles around the table.

The recipe only includes maize meal, water and buttermilk. You may decide to buy ready-made buttermilk or amasi or you can make your own. The benefit of making your own is that you can adjust the sour and thickness level according to your taste. Some people like their buttermilk really thick and sour whereas others prefer it thinner and less sour.

Surprise your family with an old-fashioned South African traditional dish and pull out of your sleeve this iPhutu pap with buttermilk.

iPhutu pap with buttermilk recipe

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Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 ml boiling water

  • 2 cups maize meal

  • 500 ml buttermilk

Method

  • Pour boiling water into a pot and close the pot with a lid. When air bubbles begin to appear, add the maize meal all at once and stir for a minute.
  • Close the pot and let it cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes
  • Then use a wooden spoon or fork to mix or break the clumps of maize meal into smaller grains.
  • Remove from the heat and let it cool down for 5 minutes.
  • Add Iphutu in a dish and mix with buttermilk or Amasi and enjoy.

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