How to Prepare Sadza

Sadza is an African staple that’s also known as ugali, nshima, pap and phaleche.

Usually Sadza, accompanies a flavorfull fish or meat prepared for dinner or lunch; thus, it purposely lacks flavor to allow the protein to shine.

Makes: 4 servings.


• 6-7 scoops of mealie-meal

•¾ – 1 cup cold water

• 3-4 cups boiling water


  • In pot mix mealie-meal with cold water.
  • Meanwhile, in another pot, bring 3-4 cups of water to a boil.
  • Mix both pots together then bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Add mealie-meal ½ tsp at a time and stir well, repeating until desired consistency is reached.
  • If desired, again cover and simmer 5 minutes.


There you have it—delicious Sadza. We guarantee that these recipes will smell amazing as you cook, and they’ll taste even better once you try them!

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