Hey! I am Levi and I am a volunteer from Romania at Urbana Mladez. I am here to work on a project named “Youth mobility – Cro – EU”, where we have the aim of helping you to find out more and more about opportunities regarding traveling at low cost and volunteering but also to present you different cultures by showing you stories, pictures, and why not food recipes.

Mamaliga is a porridge made out of yellow maize flour, traditional in Romania, Moldova, and Western Ukraine. Mamaliga is the most known food to Romanian cuisine, if you ask a Romanian about its national food 90% of the chances are that he will answer you: Mamaliga! Historically mamaliga is a peasant food, it was often used as a substitute for bread or even as a staple food in the poor rural areas. However, in the last decades it has emerged as an upscale dish available in the finest restaurants. Mamaliga is present in every form in Romania, in literature, music, movies, paintings literally everywhere. You can find it even in Bram Stokers book, Dracula (chapter 1)!

So what do you need to make Mamaliga?

– 200 grams of maize flour
– 1 liter of water
– 1 spoon of salt

This is the measurements for making Mamaliga for 3 persons, if you want to make more or less just adapt the measurements.

How to do it?

You put the maize flour in a pot and add the cold water, salt and you steer it. You put the pot on medium fire and continue to steer until the water is boiling and the water is absorbed by the maize flour. You can make it harder or softer as you wish and you can eat it with all kind of meat, or just cheese or just like that or as your heart desires to.

Pofta buna!


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