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

Savoury Carrot Pap

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 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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