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:

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

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  2. This is a nice alternative to payasam.

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  3. looks wonderful..good to know..thnx

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

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

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

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

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  7. ur recipes sounds wonderful every time...

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

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  9. Very exotic and simple dessert!

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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. Very healthy BF..Mu hubby loves porridge a lot

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  14. Yummy dessert and good to know about caribbean cuisines.

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

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  16. Looks so yummy,should be a perfect dessert!

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

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

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

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

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  21. Delicious and mouthwatering one.....

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  22. Simple & different one,looks great

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

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

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

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  26. வித்தியாசமா இருக்கு.அனைத்து குறிப்புகலும் கொடுத்து கலக்குறீங்க...

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  27. Grannie used to make this every Sunday

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  28. 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)

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

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