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Isijingi Easy Pumpkin Zulu Recipe

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin Zulu Recipe

Pumpkins are a popular squash and Isijingi is an easy pumpkin 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 African Zulu Side Dish


Isijingi Easy Pumpkin Zulu Recipe


Ingredients


3 cups of canned pumpkin

3/4 cup cornmeal

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.

Isijingi Easy Pumpkin African Zulu Side Dish


Healthy Isijingi Pumpkin Zulu Recipe




Ingredients


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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