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n. African cornmeal porridge


Ugali (also sometimes called Sima, Sembe, Kaunga, Dona or Posho) is a dish made of maize flour ( cornmeal), millet flour, or Sorghum flour (sometimes mixed with cassava flour) cooked in boiling liquid (water or Milk) to a porridge- or dough-like consistency. It is the most common staple starch featured in the local cuisines of the African Great Lakes region and Southern Africa. When ugali is made from another starch, it is usually given a specific regional name.