Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe, which comes from Romania, is being posted as I get ready to take part in Zaar's World Tour 4! [NOTE as of 21 May 08: I initially posted this as an 'African' recipe, but that's definitely a mistake on my part -- It's Romanian!]

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In medium saucepan, bring water to boil, then slowly add cornmeal.
  2. Use wooden spoon to continuously stir the mixture until smooth.
  3. Remove cornmeal mixture & transfer to a plate, pressing into a pancake.
  4. To serve, cover with butter, goat cheese &/or sour cream.


Most Helpful

My parents grew up on mamaliga,this was eaten instead of bread. Now it's made just occasionally to eat it with cheese and sour cream or with a chicken stew with onions. Mine is soaking in sour cream and I''ve had it with ricotta too. When I was a child,my dad use to form a ball out of it filled with goat's cheese. By the time I got to eat it,the cheese melted. So this is definetely Romanian.

littlemafia March 07, 2010

This is very good carb side. We love cornmeal, but it is a bit different for us to serve with goat cheese, although it is interesting! We will definitely try this again! Thanks, Sydney Mike! Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

mersaydees August 11, 2008

This recipe is, in fact, a rule for making the very popular Romanian cornmeal mush, or as it's called...mamaliga. The addition of goat cheese sounds does lots of sour cream to top it off. Good luck.

superbuna May 21, 2008

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