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Mafuthi’s St Lucia Mom makes us a Special Treat: Umnqushu

Umnqushu and amasi (sour milk/yoghurt) is a traditional Zulu food.  Umnqushu is made from crushed boiled corn.  Umnqushu  looks a bit like the bits of putu that sticks to the pot. Mafuthi and I were sent home with the Umnqushu. We bought some amasi (zulu yoghurt) and enjoyed sharing itwith the whole family. It was the kids’ fist time eating this delicious traditional dish.

dried corn that was boiled enjoyed as a snack. The dried boiled corn is also used to make the umnqushu.

dried corn that was boiled enjoyed as a snack. The dried boiled corn is also used to make the umnqushu.

beautiful well used (unfortunately alluminium) kettle.

beautiful well used (unfortunately alluminium) kettle.

Harvest hanging in kitchen.  The true meaning of 'made from scratch'

Harvest hanging in kitchen. The true meaning of 'made from scratch'

the setting

the setting

We are all eating amasi and umnqushu for the first time.

Mnandi

Mnandi

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1 Response to “Mafuthi’s St Lucia Mom makes us a Special Treat: Umnqushu”


  1. 1 Pastor Mngoma
    May 9, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Pastor Mngoma is standing by me. She says that it is called Umnqushu in the Eastern Cape. In this area it is called isitambu. She thinks this person has migrated here form the Eastern Cape. Next time i see her I will ask her about that.


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