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How to cook Pap, Ukupheka Ipapa

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This dish is part of the staple food enjoyed by most if not all African people whether it’s for a special occasions or a family supper.

Also known as;


Pap in South Africa

Sadza in Zimbabwe

Nsima in Malawi

Ugali in the Eastern African countries, Uganda & Kenya


[Dependent on your needs] 1 cup of maize

1 litre of water

pinch of salt [optional]

The above dish was able to feed 2 people, again depending on your needs you can vary the ingredients to feed more people.

Cooking times: 

Low to Medium Stove heat – 40min

Medium to High Stove heat – 30min

Cooking Steps:

Step 1 – Boil water using a kettle

Step 2 – Pour the hot water into pot & bring to boil

Step 3 – Pour the maize into the boiling water [lower the stove to a desired temperature] and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Continue to stir until there are no visible clots.

p.s. be careful of the reaction when adding anything onto boiling water

Step 4 – Stir the pot occasionally

Step 5 – Before switching off the stove [30/40 min] stir thorough and your dish is ready to serve.


Increase or Decrease the ingredients size according to your catering needs

3 thoughts on “How to cook Pap, Ukupheka Ipapa

  1. I do it a little bit differently, which explains why it doesn’t work out like I usually hope it does. I’ll try it this way.

    Thanks Sihle.

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