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Umfino Spinach Pie

Recipes | May 6, 2016 | By

Umfino Spinach Pie

Nomkhita Sontsonga, 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)
  • 1 ½ Cup mealie meal
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon 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.