Sweetcorn, spinach and feta lagan

Sweetcorn, spinach and feta lagan

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  • 8
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes

“Sweetcorn lagan is the perfect savoury treat – it has a dense, quiche-like texture, and is crammed with baby spinach, fresh herbs and feta cheese. My advice? Make two batches of these, because they don’t last long at all!”


  • 210 g double-cream yoghurt
  • 410 g can cream-style corn
  • 250 g frozen sweetcorn
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 92 g chickpea (besan) flour
  • 12 g cake flour
  • 40 g semolina
  • 50 g maize meal
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 200 g baby spinach, finely chopped
  • 30 g coriander, finely chopped
  • 150 g feta cheese
  • 50 g sesame seeds (optional)

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 32cm x 22cm baking sheet with baking paper, and set aside.

2. To a medium-sized bowl, add the yoghurt, cream-style corn, frozen sweetcorn, minced garlic, green chillies, milk, onion and oil.

3. In a separate bowl, sift the flours, semolina, maize meal, baking powder and salt, then gently fold into the sweetcorn mixture.

4. Add the chopped baby spinach, coriander and feta, and gently fold till combined.

5. Pour the mixture into the baking tray, top with sesame if using, and bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes or until golden-brown.

6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing into squares.

7. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Photograph: Toby Murphy
Production: Khanya Mzongwana
Food assistant: Thandi Mamacos

Landi Govender Recipe by: Landi Govender
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Landi is a mother, baker, blogger, and food photographer. She loves sharing creative ideas and fresh takes on her favourite foods. (Jalebi ice cream sandwiches, anyone?) "A lot of my recipes are inspired by my childhood and of course my grandmother who taught me the importance of cooking with love," says Landi. Follow Landi on Instagram @thetockablog.

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