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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin Zulu Recipe

Zulu Recipe


Isijingi is a Zulu recipe of cornmeal and pumpkin, this African food recipe will be the star of any table. Isijingi is delicious, full of flavor and spice lovingly prepared by Zulu families for generations.

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin Zulu Recipe 

Ingredients

3 cups of canned pumpkin

3/4 cup cornmeal

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin African Zulu Side Dish

2 cups half and half  

½ stick unsalted butter

Salt to taste

Directions

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve hot as you would sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes.


 


If you do not plan on gaining weight this holiday season then try our lighter recipe version of Isijingi that will greatly reduce the amount of calories in this dish.

Healthy Isijingi

Ingredients

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin African Zulu Side Dish

3 cups of canned pumpkin

1/3 cup cornmeal

1 cup unsweet apple juice

1 cup applesauce or ½ cup Greek yogurt

Salt to taste

 Directions

Add all ingredients to a large pot and simmer for about 8-10 minutes, stirring constantly. Serve hot as you would sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes.


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