I like nduma. A lot. Boiled, fried, stewed…love it! Not so much for my munchkin. She calls it ‘baby’ food. I know…ridiculous! So today I am staring three arrow roots down in my kitchen…thinking “How to ‘munchkinfy’” nduma…then it hit me!Nduma is a root tuber, mostly eaten for breakfast or as a snack. For any person watching the amount of carbohydrates they consume, this is the perfect alternative to the potato as it contains less calories.
You will need:
- 3 arrow roots
- 3 pieces of Weetabix
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
Wash the root tuber, as it usually comes with dirt, and peel off the skin. Once you have peeled nduma wash again and cut into 1 inch thick pieces.
Tip: It is important to keep the ‘nduma’ in water at all times after peeling to avoid oxidation.
Pour the nduma into a pan and boil for 30 minutes.
While the arrowroot is boiling, crush the three pieces of Weetabix in a bowl. Whisk the eggs and add a pinch of nutmeg powder and salt to taste.
Once the nduma is ready, drain out the water. Heat a pan and add vegetable oil. When the oil is reasonably hot, reduce the heat as we shall be frying in low heat. Piece by piece, pick up the ‘nduma’, dip in the egg first and then in the wheat flake bowl.
Tip: Use one hand to wash in the egg and the other to cover with flakes. Ensure that the flakes completely cover the ‘nduma’. The egg acts as the ‘glue’ to make sure the flakes stick to the ‘nduma’.
Place the nduma in the pan with the oil and let it cook for 1 minute, then turn it over and repeat for another minute. Take the ‘nduma’ out and place on a serviette to drain out any excess oil.
Now, because Munchkin loves her cereal with banana, I went in for the ‘kill’ and served her ‘wheatomas’ with discs of banana! She had no idea what hit her and kept giving me quizzical looks, trying to ask me ‘Wash ish ish?’ (What is this?) In between mouthfuls! You really need to try this. You will impress yourself and surprise your loved ones!
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