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UMQOMBOTHI

Delicious UMQOMBOTHI

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Today, we will find out the procedure involved in preparing umqombothi. Enjoy while you discover!
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Prep Time 21 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine CONTINENTAL
Servings 2
Calories 325 kcal

Equipment

  • Pot
  • Thick cloth
  • Ladle
  • Mesh strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg king korn
  • 11 ltr water
  • 22 kg sorghum
  • 2 kg milled maize
  • 1 kg brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Form a paste with the milled maize, sorghum and six litres of boiling water in a large container.
  • Cover it tightly and let it ferment for two or three days in a warm and dark environment. If bubbles show up on the surface, it means it is fermenting.
  • Fetch two cups and set it aside.
  • Put two litres of water in a pot and boil. Add the rest of the paste formed earlier.
  • Lower the heat and let it simmer for one hour.
  • Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool down.
  • Pour it back into the large container with the two cups taken out at the beginning.
  • Stir the mixture and add the rest of the dry sorghum. Add three litres of cold water and stir thoroughly.
  • Cover it with a thick cloth and let it ferment for a day more.
  • Strain the drink and serve.

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Notes

This traditional drink is low in alcohol and a good source of vitamin B. It is mostly served at occasions like weddings, funerals, naming ceremonies and the like, as is common in the African culture.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal
Keyword UMQOMBOTHI
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