• 4 miguri chibage (maize cobs)
  • 1 litre water
  • 3 tsp salt

Just about every Zimbabwean has fond memories of eating Chibage (mealies) from their childhood all the way up to adulthood! Whether it is just boiled or chakagochwa  (barbecued). It’s quite straight forward how you prepare chibage, no rocket science about it, so let’s get to it.

Quick Instructions

  1. With your maize cobs (4) ready, strip the leaves off then place them in a big pot. Add water (1 litre)
  2. Add salt (3 tsp) then partly cover pot and bring to the boil until well done. Your chibage is ready!


Pictorial Detailed Instructions

Step 1

With your maize cobs ready (a), strip the leaves off (b) then place them in a big pot (c). Add water (c).

 

Step 2

Add salt (a) then partly cover pot (b) and bring to the boil until well done (C). Your chibage is ready (d)!

 

Enjoy Good Old Boiled Chibage (Mealies)

Enjoy good old boiled Chibage (Mealies)



Chibage always makes for a very simple filling snack. This is one traditional snack my kids and their dad are really fond of. They just love Chibage! It’s easy to make and is capable of feeding so many people in a single go. You just need to appropriately adjust your quantities and this is generally not expensive to do especially when you are growing this in your own backyard like many Zimbabweans tend to do. I am aware that you might not always be able to check-in on the site to see new recipes. I therefore would like to send you an update of every new recipe I publish by email so you never miss anything happening on ZimboKitchen. A warm invitation to join my popular newsletter – ZimboKitchen Today. You may sign-up here and please ensure that you immediately confirm your sign-up in your inbox to start receiving recipes from me by email. Tuck! ( Swedish for thanks!)

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