Sorghum breakfast porridge

Sorghum breakfast porridge

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes, plus overnight fermenting time
  • 30 minutes


  • 625 g sorghum
  • 2 cups water
  • milk, for serving
  • sugar, for serving

Cooking Instructions

1. Place 375g sorghum in a plastic container and stir in enough water to form a paste. Seal and allow to ferment overnight.

2. In the morning, bring 2 cups water to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the fermented mixture and stir quickly using a whisk. Add the remaining sorghum and stir to break up any lumps.

3 Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with sugar and milk.

Cook's note: This breakfast porridge has been a staple in many South African homes for generations. It’s easy to make and best of all it really fills that tummy for the day.

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Mogau Seshoene, AKA The Lazy Makoti is a cookbook author and TV star.

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