Utshwala besizulu (Zulu Beer)
Â No Zulu ceremony is complete without the ceremonial passing around of the clay ukhamba.���� Utshwala is an example of this traditional fermented drink.
1 kg sorghum meal with malt
500gr maize meal
12 litres water
Mix 500gr sorghum meal with 500gr maize meal.Â Add 2 litres boiling water and stir until well mixed.Â�� Cover with a lid when cool and allow to stand overnight to sour.
Boil 2 litres of water in a large pot and add the sour mixture over the heat, stirring continuously until the mixture reaches boiling point.Â Cook for about an hour, then allow to cool.
Add 8 litres of cold water and the remainder of the sorghum meal and stir well.Â Leave to ferment for up to three days.�� Strain the liquid through a sieve.Â Allow to stand for 20-30 minutes â€��� it will then be ready to serve.