CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC BIDIA (CORNMEAL PORRIDGE)

 

1 cup milk
9 ounces cornmeal
1 cup water

Heat water in saucepan. While water is being heated, mix half of the cornmeal with milk in jug until it forms a smooth paste. You will need to mix vigorously.
Carefully add the mixture to the boiling water and stir. Gradually add the remaining cornmeal and allow to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture will get heavier and form a mash.
Remove it from saucepan and put into large bowl. You may shape it into a large ball by hand before serving. Make sure hands are slightly wet so that the mixture does not stick to them.
Serve with meat or fish stew.

Serves 4.

 

country : Central African Republic

course : side dish

 

source : http://www.culturegrams.com/country/premium/centralafricanrepublic/lifestyle/recipes/recipes.htm