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Polenta aka Cornmeal Porridge Recipe (Pura)

5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4


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


  • Combine water and butter and bring to boil on high.
  • 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.
  • Remove and serve immediately. Top with sour cream, garlic, and buttermilk (optional).
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