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Crunchy Polenta with Raita Dipping Sauce

Crunchy Polenta with Raita Dipping Sauce


  • Place a pot over medium heat.
  • Add the milk and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Add the polenta and lower heat.
  • Whisk for 5 minutes, until the polenta is completely incorporated and the mixture thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the butter, parmesan, salt, pepper, paprika and thyme.
  • Whisk until all of the ingredients are completely combined, making sure no lumps are allowed to form.
  • Line a 20x25 cm baking pan, which is at least 4 cm deep, with parchment paper.
  • Transfer mixture to the baking pan and smooth the surface.
  • Set it aside for 20 minutes and then refrigerate for 1 hour, until it thickens and becomes more firm.
  • Turn out the polenta onto a clean working surface and cut into pieces. You can make them any kind of size and shape you like. (ex. sticks that are 1x5 cm)
  • Place a pan over medium heat and add 1 the first tablespoon of sunflower oil.
  • Add the pieces of polenta in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until they become crunchy and golden.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining pieces of polenta, adding 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil for each batch.
  • When ready, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and allow to drain from excess oil before serving.

For the Raita dipping sauce

  • Remove any seeds from the cucumber and cut in to 3 mm cubes. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Quarter the tomato. Remove any seeds and cut in to 3-4 mm cubes. Add to the bowl.
  • Finely dice the onion and add to the bowl.
  • Add the yogurt, parsley, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • Stir with a spoon, check seasoning and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
11 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
37 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
5 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
16 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
3 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
8 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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