Use this pap en sous recipe to serve as a side dish with barbeques.

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Pap en Sous (Gravy) Recipe

3.64 from 11 votes
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 3
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 cup maize meal
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp salt

For the sous (gravy)

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • ¼ green pepper chopped
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup water


  • Bring the water to a boil in the kettle and pour into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add salt and maize flour. Stir gently with a fork until smooth.
  • Microwave on 100% for 3 minutes. Remove using mittens and stir gently.
  • Cook for another 3 minutes.

For the sous (gravy)

  • Fry the onion in heated oil for 2 minutes.
  • Add curry and fry for another 3 minutes.
  • Add green pepper and tomatoes. Add water.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and sugar.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes until tomatoes and peppers are soft and done and the sauce is starting to thicken slightly.


Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 959IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 1mg
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