Tanzanian Spicy Porridge – Uji wa pilipili manga

Spicy porridge- Uji wa pilipili manga

Spicy porridge- Uji wa pilipili manga

Uji wa Pilipili manga mainly prepared during Ramadan, but for us who grew up along the cost we make this porridge any time of the year.

After spending the whole day fasting, most Muslims will have something hot and light to drink before dinner to warm up their stomachs. Uji wa pilipili manga is one of the most favored porridge during Ramadan.

This porridge has a distinct taste, you can never know how good it taste until you try it. The mixture of black pepper, sugar and lime create a peppery sweet and sour taste. This is my favorite for a light breakfast.


  • 5 cups of water
  • 1 cup Maize flour
  • 2-4 Tbsp lime juice
  • 5 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ – 1 tsp Black pepper

Useful Information.

It is always nice to first mix half of the flour, this is because different brands of maize flour differ. Some brand could have fine flour and some a little course, and they all need different amount of water. Since we are using 5 cups of water, one brand may need a little less flour than the other. Just follow the video.

  5 comments for “Tanzanian Spicy Porridge – Uji wa pilipili manga

  1. May 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Nice website good recipes ideas.

  2. OMAR
    March 9, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Nafurahia sana article zako za mapishi, na zinanisaidia sana kujua mapishi mbalimbali na kunawakati natamani kutumia baadhi ya article zako katika page yangu ya mapishi ktk gazeti la Dream Magazine.
    Mungu akubarik


  3. January 3, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    Hello Mariam.
    I love yr recepee and yr cooking speciall all the swahilli food as I was bought up in Zanzibar. Thank u and Mungu atusaidiye daima.Amini.
    Happy New Year 2012.

    Regards From Hamoud

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