Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed my video on how to cook sadza! Thanks so much for the positive feedback I have already had. If you have not seen the video yet, please check it out here!
All across Southern Africa, our wonderful corn meal or mealie meal dough known as pap, sadza or ugali is eaten with meat, that is “nyama” or “nama” in Shona and Setswana respectively. In impoverished areas however, beans would be substituted for the meat. The meat could be beef, sausage, chicken, fish… you name it. To give you an idea, here’s some sadza and oxtail that I made some time ago.
It is also almost always served with some form of vegetable relish made from spinach, cabbage, spring greens, kale, or my all time favourite, covo, which is a leaf from Zimbabwe. Unfortunately I do not know the English name for it but I absolutely love its flavour. In Botswana I remember greens called chomolia or rape were a favourite too. Ooooooh and then there’s pumpkin leaves ooooooh!
Well, ok. I will run through typical dishes which would make up one of the most loved, homely meals across southern Africa over the next few days so stay tuned. Oh, and yes, they are all videos!!!!!!!!