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SAMP AND BEANS (UMNGQUSHO) by The South African Cook Book

SAMP AND BEANS (UMNGQUSHO) by The South African Cook Book

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Samp and Beans is a traditional dish of the Nguni people of South Africa. Referred to as isistambu by the Zulu people and umngqusho by the Xhosa people – the biggest Nguni groups – the dish is made from slowly cooked sugar beans and samp (crushed corn kernels).

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SAMP AND BEANS (UMNGQUSHO OR ISITAMBU) RECIPE
Yields10 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Normally served as a side dish to the main course, there are several ways to prepare and serve Samp and Beans. It can be made with chilies or curry, for those who prefer a hot kick. Or, it can be kept simple and be prepared with no spice at all. Some serve Samp and Beans with meat and gravy, or if flavourful enough, it can be enjoyed on its own. Here is a basic recipe.

 500 g samp (substitute: hominy)rinsed and soaked overnight
 500 g sugar beans (substitute: black eyed peas)rinsed and soaked overnight
 saltto taste
 oil
 1 onion
 23 tsp curry powder
 2 cloves garlic,crushed
 12 tomatoes
 2 potatoes
 50 ml butter(optional)

Ingredients

 500 g samp (substitute: hominy)rinsed and soaked overnight
 500 g sugar beans (substitute: black eyed peas)rinsed and soaked overnight
 saltto taste
 oil
 1 onion
 23 tsp curry powder
 2 cloves garlic,crushed
 12 tomatoes
 2 potatoes
 50 ml butter(optional)
SAMP AND BEANS (UMNGQUSHO) by The South African Cook Book

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