Putu (Krummelpap)

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Traditional South African staple.



  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large saucepan then add the salt and pour the meal into the centre of the pan so that it forms a pile (do not stir).
  2. Remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Take a large fork (2 pronged meat fork is best) and stir the mixture until the pap is a fine-grained crumble (similar to coucous).
  4. Re-cover set over a low heat and allow to simmer gently for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve hot in place of rice or mashed potatoes.