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Pap with Mixed Vegetables

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Pap with Mixed Vegetables

Pap has a long history in South African culture, dating back to the time that the indigenous people of the region first harvested maize. The dish has been enjoyed by people across the country for generations, and has become a beloved emblem of South African cuisine.

For many South Africans, pap is more than just a tasty side dish; it’s a symbol of cultural identity. It’s often enjoyed with braai (barbecue), and is a staple at family gatherings and celebrations.

Pap is a rich source of carbohydrates, making it a great source of energy. It is also low in fat and high in fiber, making it a healthy addition to any meal.

Here, I am going to show you how to make an amazing pap with Mixed vegetable, incorporating more nutrition n your everyday pap.

 

RECIPE TIPS

You can add other vegetables like peas, broccoli, or mushrooms to enhance the dish. Adjust the seasonings to suit your taste and add a bit of heat by incorporating chili flakes or fresh chili peppers if desired.

You can incorporate meat or chicken into veggies. Make sure to cook and diced in pieces then stir in veggies

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

MAIZE MEAL

ONION

WATER

butter or OIL

GARLIC

CARROT

ZUCCHINI

CORN KERNEL

GREEN BEANS

GROUND CUMIN

PAPRIKA

SALT AND PEPPER

FRESH PARSLEY

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE PAP WITH MIXED VEGETABLES

In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water under medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to taste. Gently stir in the maize meal to pot, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon to prevent umps from forming

Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid. Allow the pap simmer, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t burn and stick to the bottom of the pot. The pap is ready when it reaches a smooth and thick consistency. If the water is in excess, strain it out

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While the pap is cooking, prepare the mixed vegetables. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium low heat.Stir in the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.

Add the diced carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, green beans, and corn kernels to the pan. Cook the vegetables stirring occasionally, until they are tender, not soft yet still slightly crisp.

Sprinkle the ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper over the vegetables. Stir well to coat them evenly with the spices. Cook to allow the flavors to meld together.

When pap is ready remove from heat. Stir in the cooked mixed veggies in pap. Don’t put on heat. Serve pap mixed with veggies garnished with fresh parsley, if desired.

 

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Pap with Mixed Vegetables

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 150 calories 5 grams fat

Ingredients

MAIZE MEAL
ONION
WATER
butter or OIL
GARLIC
CARROT
ZUCCHINI
CORN KERNEL
GREEN BEANS
GROUND CUMIN
PAPRIKA
SALT AND PEPPER
FRESH PARSLEY

Instructions

  • In a large pot, boil 4 cups of water under medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to taste. Gently stir in the maize meal to pot, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon to prevent umps from forming
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid. Allow the pap simmer, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn't burn and stick to the bottom of the pot. The pap is ready when it reaches a smooth and thick consistency. If the water is in excess, strain it out
  • While the pap is cooking, prepare the mixed vegetables. In a separate pan, melt the butter over medium low heat.Stir in the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan and sauté until they become translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the diced carrots, bell pepper, zucchini, green beans, and corn kernels to the pan. Cook the vegetables stirring occasionally, until they are tender, not soft yet still slightly crisp.
  • Sprinkle the ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper over the vegetables. Stir well to coat them evenly with the spices. Cook to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • When pap is ready remove from heat. Stir in the cooked mixed veggies in pap. Don't put on heat. Serve pap mixed with veggies garnished with fresh parsley, if desired.
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