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
- 1½ 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.