Cornmeal Nuggets


First of all I wanna say the people who invented fried/garlic rice from left over rice were geniuses and I salute them. While developing this recipe, I contemplated on what to name it…Posho balls?- total confusion…Posho nuggets-still confused…Cornmeal balls-doesn’t sound right…Cornmeal nuggets-better. Before I give the recipe, I wanna  invite you to learn more about this posho here.

Now this ugali/posho is s kind of food that can be left over and reheating it can be a pain. This inconvenience made me think and realize I could pull a ‘fried/garlic rice’ ( I have no idea if such a statement exists!). I basically wanted to create a recipe out of this left over posho.

You will need:

Left over posho (hardened cornmeal)

1/2 C corn flour

1/4 C all purpose flour

2 eggs

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp red pepper(optional)

1tsp salt

1tsp onion powder

2C Cooking oil


  1. Cut the posho into cubes of about 1in.
  2. In a bowl, mix the corn flour, garlic powder, All Purpose flour, red pepper, salt and onion powder
  3. In a small cup, beat the eggs and add a pinch of salt
  4. Using a fork, dip the posho cubes in the beaten egg
  5. Coat them with the flour mixture
  6. Dip them in the egg again
  7. In a small pan, preheat the oil until it is hot enough.
  8. Put the cubes in the oil and let them fry until golden brown

Serve when cooled down. It goes really well with chilli sauce(my favorite!) or ketchup.

If you have more than enough posho, you can add more flour to the flour mixture and eggs to the egg mixture.




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