Umfino Spinach Pie

Umfino Spinach Pie
June 23, 2020 admin

Umfino Spinach Pie

  Recipe credit: Nomkhita Sontsonga for HSI / Africa, Seed to Table recipe book 


  • 200 g spinach finely chopped
  • 200 g nettles, (or any other leafy green) finely chopped
  • 500 g mixed vegetables (like peas, carrots, turnips) finely chopped
  • cup mealie meal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • herbs and spices optional


  • Mix the Mealie meal with water and set aside
  • Throw all the chopped vegetables in a pot with a little bit of water and a little bit of oil 
  • Add the spinach and nettles and allow to steam for about 10 minutes, or until most of the water is released. 
  • Add the soaked mealie meal to the pot. 
  • Cover and let it cook for about 3 – 4 more minutes, until the mealie meal becomes soft. 
  • Stir the entire pot’s contents and let it cook for another few minutes. 
  • Serve as soon as the vegetables are soft.  
  • Add any other herbs and spices that you like.