Mamalyga made of corn grits, with meat and cheese: a recipe for a hearty dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Recipe of the dish
Recipe of the dish. Source:

Mamalyga is a traditional Moldovan and Romanian dish based on corn grits. It is best served with cheese and fried meat.

How to cook delicious mamalyga

The cook shared on Instagram a recipe for delicious mamalyga made from corn grits and cheese.

Recipe of the dish


  • Corn grits - 200 g
  • Water - 600 ml
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Butter - a pinch
  • Meat (I have pork) - 400 g
  • Onion - 1 pc
  • Bulgarian (or Kapi) pepper - 1 pc.
  • Salt, pepper - to taste
  • Water - 50-100 ml
  • Oil - for frying
  • Egg - 2 pcs.
  • Butter (or oil)
  • Sour cream - optional
  • Salt - optional
  • Garlic - 4-5 cloves.
  • Salt - 0.5 tsp.
  • Oil - 1 tbsp.
  • Broth or water - 2 tbsp.
  • Cheese (hard and salted)
  • Sour cream

Method of preparation:

1. Pour water into a cauldron (or non-stick saucepan), add salt and when the water almost boils, reduce the heat to a minimum and slowly, stirring constantly, pour in the corn grits.

What to cook porridge from

2. When the porridge thickens slightly, add the butter and continue stirring. Cover the pot with a lid for 20-25 minutes, but open it every 5 minutes and stir the porridge.

Cooking porridge

3. Then turn off the heat and leave the corn porridge to brew (if you have cereal that is not finely ground, you will need a little more water and cooking time).

Ready-made porridge

4. Cut a piece of belly into cubes, fry until golden brown, then add onion, pepper, salt, mix, add a little water and simmer until tender.

Meat and vegetables

5. Fry the eggs in butter and add a little sour cream if desired.

Eggs for the dish

6. The last ingredient is the Moldovan sauce "Mujov". Chop the garlic, grind it a little with salt, then add the oil, broth (or water), and mix well. Grate the cheese.

Serve all the components of the dish in separate dishes - corn porridge, cheese, scrambled eggs, meat, garlic sauce and sour cream!

Ready to eat

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