- 1 cup ufa (finely ground white corn flour)
- 2 3/4-3 cups water for each cup ufa
- Butter or margarine optional
Heat the water in the saucepan until lukewarm.
Mix a little of the ufa (finely ground white corn flour) with the water, stirring well to make sure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, stirring well, then lower the heat and let boil gently for a few minutes.
The mixture should look like a thin, transparent porridge. Sprinkle the remaining ufa (white corn flour) over, a little at a time, stirring continuously to avoid lumps from forming, until the desired consistency is reached.
Keep stirring until the nsima is smooth and well cooked. A little butter or margarine may be stirred in at this stage. Serve in a dish accompanied by a relish such as pumpkin leaves or tabasco sauce.
Use a wooden spoon to stir nsima.