• Serves:4
  • Prep:15 mins
  • Cooking Time:30 mins


If you’ve ever wondered how to make pap, then we have the answer for you. Try out our savoury carrot pap that’s ideal for the braai or with a spicy relish.

Pap is such a versatile side dish. It’s best served with something savoury, like chakalaka or meat like boerewors or a stew. But whatever way you and your family like to enjoy this South Africa staple is totally up to you.

Easy to make savoury carrot pap recipe


  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup of cheddar cheese
  • ¼ brick of Sunshine D Original Margarine
  • Pinch of Aromat
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2 cups maize meal


Bring the water to boil in a pot on the stove. Add the grated carrots and cheese to the boiling water. Stir in the margarine and Aromat.

In a separate bowl, add the maize meal and add 1 cup of cold water. Stir into a thin paste and mix into the water / margarine mixture. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Leave for 10 minutes.

Remove the lid and stir vigorously for 1 minute. Mash the pap against the side of the pot for about 2 minutes to get rid of lumps.

Try changing out the Sunshine D Original Margarine for Sunshine D Lite Fat Spread if you feel like something a little lighter.

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