Posho (also known as ugali in other parts of Africa) is a staple food in Uganda, and is eaten by Amazima’s staff and fed to the children we serve during the week. Posho is a mixture of maize flour (cornmeal) and water that takes on a porridge-like consistency. It is usually served with kidney beans, chicken or soup. We might not be able to bring you to Uganda, but we can bring a little bit of Uganda to you. Feel free to try it out!
- 4 cups of finely ground maize flour (white corn flour)
- 6 cups of water
- Pour water into pan and bring to boil. Slowly pour the maize flour into the boiling water while stirring constantly and vigorously to prevent lumps from forming.
- Continue stirring with a large wooden spoon and mash any lumps that may form to keep the posho smooth.
- Continue adding flour until the consistency of the posho is thicker than your typical mashed potatoes. Keep cooking and stirring constantly for about 4 minutes more, until the mixture is very thick and comes away from the sides of the pot and the maize flour no longer tastes raw. Serve immediately.
- Serve with your choice of beans and/or vegetables of your choice.
If you’re a more visual learner, we found this video (not affiliated with Amazima Ministries) that might be of help:
*This particular posho recipe was taken from the Kwagala Project