Monday, June 8, 2015


This is a dish from the state of Bahia (Brazil)  Corn meal is the main ingredient to which sardines or prawns are added for flavouring along with other ingredients like onion, garlic, tomato, palmito, eggs, olives, green peas, corn kernels, parsley and chilli sauce. Vegetarians can skip the prawns / sardines / eggs and just have any other veg garnishing like bell pepper / capsicum slices.

Sardines ... 2 cans
Onion........ 1 
Garlic ...... 3-4 cloves
Tomatoes ... 2
Maggi cube ... 1
Oregano ...... 1 tsp
Tomato paste .. 1 tbsp
Parsley ............ handful
Corn meal .... 2 cups
Boiled eggs ... 2 + 1 (one for garnishing)
Palmito ..... few pieces (pickled palm)
Chilli sauce ....... 1 tbsp
Salt ........... to taste
Oil ... as needed.
Olives .... few 
Boiled corn kernels - handful
Boiled green peas .. handful

1. Heat oil in a pan and saute the chopped onions and garlic.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes and the maggi cube.
3. Saute until the tomatoes are cooked.
4. Add about 3 and 1/2 to 4 cups of water.
5. When it starts to boil add the salt, tomato paste, chilli sauce, sardines, palmito pieces, few olives chopped and boiled egg pieces. 
6. Stir carefully. 
7. Now add the corn meal and continue to stir until it reaches a thick creamy consistency.
8. You can remove it in a serving dish and garnish with the sliced egg, olives, sardines and tomato slices.

Alternately you can also use a ring mould. First grease it and place egg slices, sardines,few olives and palmito pieces green peas and corn kernels ..Spoon the cooked cornmeal mix evenly and let it set for a while. Un mould this into a serving plate and cut into pieces for serving. 
This dish can be eaten cold or warm. You can warm it up in a microwave.


  1. Just love the flavours here, yet another dish to put on the to do list:-)

  2. interesting and unique one!!

  3. Who wont like this..Lovely pics :)

  4. What an innovative way of making a meal using maize meal.

  5. looks really yummy, love to try this vegetarian way.

  6. New to me,looks yummy,thanks for sharing

  7. This sounds like a really flavourful and wholesome dish, Shobha. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.

    1. Thanks a lot April.. always a pleasure to share in your event


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