Krummelpap Recipe

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Krummelpap Recipe

This traditional krummelpap recipe is the perfect braai companion. Krummelpap is typically served in most South African homes as starch to accompany a meat dish such as a braai, a stew, or in some households, curry. Krummelpap is a delicious side dish and it tastes great when used to soak up a braai relish such as chakalaka or a tomato-based relish.

Krummelpap is also well known in the pap-en-wors combination. in this case, krummelpap will be served with boerewors and a tomato-based relish as the sauce. Another name for krummelpap is mielie pap because it is made with mealie meal. Other households in South Africa may refer to krummelpap as putu pap. Many English-speaking people have asked me what Krummel pap would men in English, then I just tell them, Crumbly Porridge.

There are a few ways in which mealie meals can be prepared, and this krummelpap recipe method is one of them. Another popular method is stywepap (Stiff Porridge), where more water is added to the pap recipe, and it is not stirred as often, to create a stiff consistency.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 4


Calories: 353
Carbs: 45g
Fat: 16g
Protein: 7g

Cooking Times

5 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 5 Minutes
60 min
Cook Time
1 Hours and 0 Minutes
65 min
Total Time
1 Hours and 5 Minutes




  1. Add the water and salt to a heavy based saucepan (swart pot) over medium heat and allow to reach boiling point
  2. Slowly add the traditional braaipap, stirring frequently, until all the braaipap has been added. Cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes
  3. Remove the lid adn stir and break apart the mielie pap using a fork
  4. Simmer, uncovered, for another 30 minutes, stirring every now and again
  5. Add the botter, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Remove the lid and stir with a fork until the butter is combined and the krummelpap is soft
  7. Serve warm with braai meat, boerewors, stew, or curry. Enjoy!

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Kurtley Bear
I think I am your biggest fan, simply because you have simple recipes for everyone and stick to the basics. Well done and thanks for this tasty krummelpap recipe. 5.00

Jan Hattingh
Delicious krummelpap recipe. Thank you. 5.00

Sharon Montgommery
Perfect krummelpap recipe. So easy to make and yet so delicious. 5.00

Johan Grobbelaar
We operate a bushveld touring experience unlike any other and I must say this krummelpap recipe is always a hit with our overseas visitors. Classic. 5.00

Jannie Moolman
Lekker krummelpap resep. 5.00

Phillip Kotze
This is the best krummelpap recipe on the Internet. I think what makes it so good is the addition of the butter in the end. It stands out well above the rest. 5.00

James Woods
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Your recipe always works and are easy to prepare. Thanks for another great recipe. This krummelpap is super tasty. 5.00

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