Shara Burger | From The Kitchen
Amasi (in Zulu and Xhosa), Maas (in Afrikaans), or Mafi (in Sesotho), call it what you will, this indigenous fermented milk is one of the most famous and sought-after traditional products in South Africa.
Similar to cottage cheese or plain yogurt, it is most commonly enjoyed with pap (ground maize meal) or drunk straight up. Traditionally, the raw cow’s milk is prepared in a calabash or cowskin bag where is it fermented over a few days. Thanks to modern developments we got ours from our local grocery supplier.
Our clever team in the kitchen has taken this indigenous product and modernized it while giving it a special Tanda Tula twist. If you happen to live in a country that does not have this marvelous fermented milk you can use natural yogurt or buttermilk instead for these fire-side flat breads.
Footnote: Did you know that Mandela is deeply tied to Amasi mythologies? It was one of his most favourite foods, so much so that during his incarceration he wrote the following to his wife:
How I long for amasi, thick and sour! You know darling there is one respect in which I dwarf all my contemporaries or at least about which I can confidently claim to be second to none – healthy appetite.
Amasi flatbreads (yields about 10)
Hand strained Amasi curds
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