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Active time
15 minutes
Total time
45 minutes
4 servings
Serving Size
1/4 of recipe

2 cups millet flour

¾ cup cold or room temperature water

4 cups hot water

  1. In a separate pot, combine 1 cup of millet flour with cold/room temperature water until it forms a paste-like consistency. There should be no lumps. Place pot on medium-high heat, add 3 cups of the hot water, and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Uncover the pot and stir in remaining millet flour, a little bit at a time. If mixture appears crumbly and/or too dry, add a bit of the hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes
  4. Remove pot from heat, form sadza into balls using either your hands or spoons, and serve.


Note: If you cannot find millet flour in your local market, you can make your own by toasting millet, letting it cool, then blending it into a flour using a blender or food processor.

An Oldways recipe and photo, created in partnership with The Peanut Institute.


Nutrition per serving: Calories: 230
Total Fat: 2.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 10mg
Carbohydrate: 45g
Fiber: 2g
Total Sugar: 1g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 6g

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

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