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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

This Caribbean cornmeal porridge could be a great breakfast alternative to a bowl of oatmeal or if one is looking for a serving of whole grain in the morning. This creamy bowl of porridge is full of flavors and quite a filling one. It is a classic comfort food from the Jamaican region and is also called 'cog' or 'pop' there. Some of the versions of this recipe use a small quantity of flour also added along with cornmeal.    
Recipe Source: Here
Ingredients: (Yields 1 generous serving)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup coconut milk
2 one inch pieces of cinnamon 
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
A pinch of ground nutmeg
1 to 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk or any other sweeteners

* Heat water, coconut milk and cinnamon pieces to a pan and bring it to a boil. 
* Next add cornmeal and stir well to prevent to form any lumps. 
* Cover and cook on low flame, until done, about 10 minutes.
* Add vanilla extract, nutmeg and sweetened condensed milk to the cooked cornmeal and mix well.
* Add extra milk / water and adjust the consistency if the pudding appears too thick.
* Discard the cinnamon sticks and serve the pudding warm. Add sliced fresh fruits, dry fruits or nuts as garnishes if desired. (My daughter enjoyed it with a sprinkling of some brown sugar, raisins and nuts over the porridge.)
This goes to Blogging marathon #85, under the theme 'Breakfast Recipes'. Check out the page to read what other marathoners are cooking.



Kalyani said...

looks scrumptious ! lovely colour from the strawberries too

Priya Suresh said...

Such a filling porridge, i have tried cornmeal porridge long back. Loved those strawberry topping here. Delicious bowl.

Usha said...

What a nice way to incorporate grains for breakfast. That is an inviting bowl of corn porridge with strawberries

Srivalli said...

That's an excellent one to start the day Suma...very nicely presented!

Harini R said...

That is definitely an interesting breakfast. I am sure it would taste like rava payasam :). But with fruits and nuts as a topping I am in !

Mayuri Patel said...

That's an interesting breakfast recipe using cornmeal. I'll book mark this recipe to try it out.

Chef Mireille said...

this porridge is ubiquitous throughout the Caribbean - I grew up having this for breakfast and still often make it on weekends. For us, this is more common than oatmeal.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is a perfect breakfast option! Love the flavor of coconut milk and the nutmeg should be so good.

Sapana Behl said...

Cornmeal sweet porridge sounds super inviting and would have been a wonderful breakfast dish.

Priya Srinivasan said...

wow suma, beautiful presentation! coconut milk must be adding a great flavor to the porridge! Looks pretty!

Bhawana Singh said...

I have not tried anything with cornmeal. Looking delicious though.

Suja Ram said...

Thats one yummy and a different Porridge. Those Strawberries add an extra zest.