Polenta w/Mascarapone, Tomatoes & Chard

Polenta is an Italian dish. It is made with cornmeal, yellow or white. It is smooth and creamy and resembles Upma both in taste and texture. It was once considered a peasant's food but today, you can find this on the menus of some gourmet food places.

Recipe:Food Network

1 cup instant polenta
1 can plum tomatoes
1 bunch swiss chard
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
4 tbsps unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste
Mascarpone or Farmer's cheese


  • Bring 5 cups of water to a rolling boil; Whisk polenta slowly until it is smooth and creamy
  • Top with the unsalted butter and allow it to melt
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Stir in butter, salt and butter till well combined.
  • Pour evenly into a rectangular dish and let it cool down. You will be able to cut into squares once cooled
  • Cut the swiss chard into about an inch pieces; Coarsely chop the tomatoes
  • Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan
  • Add the tomatoes and chard and saute till the chard leaves welt about 10 - 15 min
  • Let it come together; Set aside
Assemble:
  • Cut the cooled polenta into squares or shapes of your choice
  • Place a polenta square on a plate
  • Spoon the tomato & chard mixture on top
  • Garnish with a dollop of mascarpone cheese. Alternately, garnish with crumbled farmer's cheese
  • Serve warm

7 comments:

Prathibha said...

looks superb n yummm...:)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Totally new to me..looks so tempting

Priti said...

Looks so delicious ....so nice idea

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me...looks yum...

Priya said...

Quite a new dish for me, looks super inviting and stunning..

Spandana said...

Looks yum. I never made this.... it indeed resembles Upma,

Vardhini said...

Polenta looks yummy. Never made it before.

Vardhini
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