Polenta aka Cornmeal Porridge Recipe (Pura)

  • Author: Balkan Lunch Box
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x



  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal (or polenta)
  • 12 garlic cloves (minced)
  • salt to taste
  • sour cream
  • milk, buttermilk or kefir (optional)


  1. Combine water and butter and bring to boil on high.
  2. Lower to medium, and carefully stir in cornmeal. Continue stirring vigorously for 5-6 minutes, or until the mass is evenly whisked in the pot. By this time the water will evaporate, and you’ll end up with a thick yellow mass.
  3. Remove and serve immediately. Top with sour cream, garlic, and buttermilk (optional).

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