South Africa’s culture and its food is world renowned. One of the dishes which stand out above all others is Mogodu. This traditional dish born in the heart of Africa is a culinary delight. Mogodu recipes and the art of making it have been passed down from generation to generation. Today, Karaglen Spar is proud to be able to share this traditional delicacy with our shoppers.

That’s right, every Thursday our professionally trained chefs produce the most amazing Mogodu at just R22.99 per portion. Don’t miss out on this one. But if you’re feeling up to the challenge, why not try making it yourself?

Mogodu is traditionally served with a side of delicious pap. Because this will also take a while to cook, we’ll start off a how to guide for making the best pap.

You’ll need

  • Mielie Pap or Maize Meal
  • A small container
  • Wooden spoon

Making the pap:

We recommend that you use an older pot to make your pap.

  • First you need to fill the pot with water until it is almost full.
  • Once the water reaches boiling point, slowly add the maize meal while continuously stirring the pot.
  • When the pap begins to thicken place the lid on the pot and leave it for about 25 minutes.
  • You’ll want to check and stir the pap every 7 minutes to ensure that it doesn’t form clumps.
  • When the pap is done, set it aside to cool.


You’ll need

  • Mogodu meat or tripe
  • Vinegar
  • Salt
  • Chillies

Making Mogodu

  • Start by washing the tripe in water and vinegar. At this stage you can also opt to remove any additional fat from the meats.
  • Chop up your washed Mogodu meats.
  • Boil a pot of water on the stove and add the chopped meats to the pot.
  • Add in the chillies and let the meat cook through.
  • Stir the meat regularly.
  • When the meats turn dark, they are ready to eat.
  • Serve with pap and relish.

Check our more of our amazing Mzanzi meals here or try our one of our tops picks below:

Vegetable Curry With Yoghurt

Samp And Beans With Spinach And Bacon (Umngqusho)