The Allure of Uji: The Millet Porridge Drink

Unveiling Uji’s Roots

Uji, a smooth millet porridge drink, is a staple in many East African households. Its history spans generations, serving as a nutritious drink that fills the belly and warms the soul, especially during the colder months.

Ingredients for a Perfect Uji

  1. 1 cup of millet flour
  2. 4 cups of water
  3. 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey (adjust to taste)
  4. A pinch of salt

The Art of Making Uji

  1. Initial Steps: In a bowl, take a cup of cold water and mix in the millet flour to make a smooth, lump-free paste.
  2. Boiling: In a pot, bring the remaining water to a boil.
  3. Blending: Slowly introduce the millet paste into the boiling water, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  4. Simmering: Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Ensure you keep stirring occasionally to maintain a smooth consistency.
  5. Sweetening: Add sugar or honey, and a pinch of salt. Stir well until dissolved.
  6. Serving: Pour the Uji into cups or bowls and serve warm.

The Uji Experience

A cup of Uji transcends its humble ingredients, offering a comforting embrace. Its versatility allows it to be paired with various accompaniments or enjoyed solely for its mild, earthy flavor.

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Siti Bane
Siti Bane
Emerging from Africa's diverse culinary landscape, Siti Bane, in her mid-40s, epitomizes the essence of the continent's rich gastronomic heritage. As the Blog Editor for 70recipes, she marries tradition with modernity, inviting readers to experience the true flavors of Africa.

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