1 cup ufa (cornmeal or cassava) for two people
2 - 3 cups water for each cup ufa
butter or margerine optional

Use a wooden spoon to stir nsima. Heat the water in the saucepan until luke warm. Mix a little of the ufa with the water, stirring well to make sure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, stirring well, then lower the heat and let boil gently for a few minutes. The mixture should look like a thin transparent porridge. Sprinkle the remaining ufa over, a little at a time, stirring continuously to avoid lumps from forming, until the desired consistency is reached. Keep stirring until the nsima is smooth and well cooked. A little butter or margerine may be stirred in at this stage. Serve in a dish accompanied by a relish such as pumpkin leaves or tabasco sauce.

Serves 2.


country : Benin

course : side dish


source : Brenda Brown Starling [IRE_tag]