Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge

Jamaican cornmeal porridge is such a delightful and healthy porridge prepared with yellow cornemal, sweetened condensed milk,vanilla essence spiced with cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder..This is the most common porridge in Jamaica and the old jamaican people call this porridge as pop or cog..It seems Jamaican people believes that this porridge is known as a sort of cleanser because the cornmeal is supposed to be rough enough to mildly pass through the digestive system..Dunno whether its true, anyhow this cornmeal porridge tastes fantastic when they are served warm and my DH relished each and every spoon of this delicious creamy cornmeal porridge..



1/4cup Yellow cornmeal
1+1/2cup Water
1/4tsp Salt
1/2cup Sweetened condensed milk
1/4tsp Nutmeg powder
1/4tsp Cinnamon powder
1tsp Vanilla extract

Mix the cornmeal with half a cup of water, meanwhile bring a cup of water to boil, stir the already prepared cornmeal mixture and salt, cook everything until the cornmeal gets well cooked..Add the condensed milk, vanilla essence, give a stir..

Serve warm topped with cinnamon and nutmeg powder!! enjoy!!

32 comments:

Cooking Foodie said... Reply To This Comment

I feel like I am in the Caribbean reading your blog...

BangaloreBaker said... Reply To This Comment

This is a nice alternative to payasam.

SE(Denufood) said... Reply To This Comment

looks wonderful..good to know..thnx

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

wow..............lovely dear.

Swapna Raghu Sanand said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds exotic, sorry for asking this silly question but what cornmeal brand should we opt for?

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!! Sounds wonderful and looks really yummy dea..

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

wow!! looks tempting and delicious dear..feel like having some.:)

Silpa said... Reply To This Comment

ur recipes sounds wonderful every time...

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

must have tasted heaven with those great spice mixture. Great for breakfast.

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Very exotic and simple dessert!

Superchef said... Reply To This Comment

awesome!! my first impression after reading the title was something savory...but the sweet one works better for me :)

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Very Nice Priya,,, you always come up with healhty & yummy recipes..

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

poridge are always my favorite whether Indian or Jamaican.

If you say that we can relish each and every spoon of this delicious creamy cornmeal porridge then it is worth a try.

Soma Pradhan said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy BF..Mu hubby loves porridge a lot

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy dessert and good to know about caribbean cuisines.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks awesome,lovely porridge using condensed milk....yummy

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so yummy,should be a perfect dessert!

jayasree said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like an interesting idea for a quick payasam. Love the spices that went into it.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I too was thinking of making this Priya.Aain we think alike :D
Perfect porridge

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

I too was thinking of making this Priya.Aain we think alike :D
Perfect porridge

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely porridge dear..need to try this soon..

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and mouthwatering one.....

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Simple & different one,looks great

priya said... Reply To This Comment

different and looks so yummy!

s said... Reply To This Comment

i am a fan!!!this looks ooohhh too good.

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very delicious.Usually I can't eat porridge but this just tempts me!

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeous and comforting porridge Priya....must have tasted yummy :)

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு.அனைத்து குறிப்புகலும் கொடுத்து கலக்குறீங்க...

jo said... Reply To This Comment

Grannie used to make this every Sunday

Zaharah said... Reply To This Comment

I find that using 1/2 cup of condensed milk is too much and actually makes it taste too sweet. . . . to the point of making it taste more like a sinful dessert than the flavorful, comforting breakfast food that I remember growing up in Trinidad. I've opted to use a little less than 1/3 cup of consensed milk (along with 2 or 3 cloves)and creates the perfect balance of smooth, spicey and sweet.

Thanks for posting this recipe. A lot of really good childhood memories came flooding in while I sat sipping on my cornmeal porrige. :o)

tiffhood said... Reply To This Comment

Some people in Jamaica also mix in coconut milk and lasco. A great hearty breakfast to start the day off right.

Claudette Marsden said... Reply To This Comment

Any brand will do. However, it is best to use fine cornmeal instead of the coarse. Enjoy!
Claudette/Joye