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A bowl full of pumpkin pap served with a little cream sauce and onions.

Pumpkin Pap

A super easy side dish to serve alongside stews or the amazing ostrich in cream sauce from eSwatini.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine eSwatini
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 165kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 1 small Pumpkin Peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup ground maize
  • 2 +/- cups water


  • In a large pot combine the pumpkin and ground maize. Add in enough water to cover the pumpkin. Bring to a boil
  • Boil for about 30 minutes add more water if necessary. Cook until the pumpkin is tender.
  • Drain off any access liquid.
  • Mash the cooked pumpkin and ground maize together, serve warm.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 1220mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 28944IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg