Cornmeal Porridge

Cornmeal porridge is a simple healthy Jamaican recipe that I tried for breakfast today. Eating cereals every day has become the most preferred first meal for its ease of preparation and nutrient richness;  porridge is the next common dish and cornmeal porridge offers another good choice in this category. My husband liked this though I personally felt that it tasted bit like a baby food – smooth and sweet.

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: Nil
Cooking Time:  10 min

1.       Cornmeal – 1 cup
2.      Milk – 2 cups
3.      Water – 2 cups
4.      Salt – 1 pinch
5.      Sweetened condensed milk –  4 tbsp (can be replaced with sugar)
6.      Nutmeg grated – 1 pinch
7.      Cinnamon powder – 1 pinch
8.     Vanilla essence – 4 drops

Step 1: Mix cornmeal with water and bring it to boil with a pinch of salt.
Step 2: Add milk and boil in simmer by stirring continuously.
Step 3: Spoon in the condensed milk or sugar and mix well.
Step 4: Sprinkle nutmeg powder, cinnamon powder and drop in vanilla essence; mix well and turn off heat.
Step 5: Serve hot garnished with cinnamon powder.


* I had used the corn puttu flour that I had at home. A coarse cornmeal is generally flavorful.

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