Umfino – Pap with cabbage and spinach

Umfino - Pap with cabbage and spinach


  • 6 cups Water, to boil
  • 360g Maize Meal
  • 4 tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1 Onion, halved and sliced
  • 250g Celery Leaves
  • 1 Potato, peeled, cooked and cubed
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 cup Spinach, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp. Vegetable seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Salt, to taste


  1. In your #8 Chef Supreme Casserole, bring 6 cups of luke warm water to the boil and season with salt. While whisking, gently pour the maize meal into the water and stir until the pap reaches a smooth and thick texture. If necessary, add a little extra water and stir once more before reducing the heat. Your pap should have a stiff consistency. Cook the pap for +-25 minutes, covered, then set aside.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in your #7 Chef Supreme Casserole. Sauté the cabbage, onion, celery leaves, potato, garlic and spinach over a medium-high heat, adding the vegetable seasoning to taste. Leave the vegetables to soften and caramelise before adding salt to taste.
  3. Combine the maize meal with the sautéed vegetables and serve as a main or side dish.