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Kānga Waru

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 8


  • 170g Cornmeal
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 120g Caster Sugar
  • 70g Butter - Melted
  • 220g Purple Kumara - Finely Grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk


  1. Add all of the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix well.

  2. Peel and finely grate kumara, melt butter and add these to the dry ingredients.

  3. Add milk to the bowl and mix until it resembles a cookie dough consistency.

  4. Roll mixture into a log and cut into 8 segments.

  5. Place mixture onto foil rectangles angles and fold up into parcels (see instructions above).

  6. Place parcels in a steaming pot (see instruction for D.I.Y steaming above).

  7. Place on lid and steam for 30-35 minutes.

  8. Carefully remove foil and serve hot and fresh with cream!