Hangi / Oomu

Submitted by Shannon Siebel

Hangi / Oomu

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Serving: 5
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • Banana stem & leaves (can use cellery stalks instead)
  • Chicken/Pork/Beef
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato
  • Potato
  • Cabbage


  • Hangi or Oomu traditional Maori/Islander cooking in ground.
  • Inspired by the post a couple of weeks back with the hangi parcels in alfoil.
  • I tried this in a 6L cooker, young banana trunks (you could use celery instead) to keep everything out of the juices, layer up the meat and vege's.
  • I didn't have any pork so put bacon on the top to add the flavour, banana leaves around the edges and on top.
  • Just 1/4 cup of water in the bottom, on low about 8 hours.
  • Lots of juice which I strained and turned into gravy.
  • It was very close to a proper hangi flavour yum.
  • Someone mentioned using smoke essence in the last hangi post which might be a good idea.
  • So much easier than digging a hole in the ground and heating up rocks!!

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