Basic Polenta

Polenta is a vegan cornmeal based dish, it has origins in France, Northern Italy & Switzerland although polenta was used even during Roman times too. Polenta is generally made with yellow maize but sometimes buckwheat or white maize is also used.

Basic polenta is made with corn meal boiled and thickened to the extent of becoming solidified porridge. It can then be baked, fried or grilled per choice. It can be served as a great side dish with meats, chicken or veggies per choice.

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time              Total Time                    Yields

05 mins                           25 mins                      30 mins                     6 Serving


Yellow cornmeal – 1 ¾ cup

Salt – 2 teaspoon

Butter – 3 tablespoons (unsalted)

Water – 6 cups


  • In a large saucepan add water and bring it boil. Add salt and then slowly add cornmeal. Reduce the heat and slowly stir till the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is cooked and tender.
  • Add butter and stir gently till it melts.

Note: Basic polenta is ready, it can be grilled, baked or fried and can be served with chicken, meat or veggies per choice. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!!

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