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Haitian Mayi Moulen In white plate.

Creamy Mayi Moulen Recipe

Haitian Mayi Moulen is one of the creamiest, dreamiest mais (cornmeal) you can make in under 30 minutes.
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Haitian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 221kcal


  • 1 Cup Dried Black Beans Rinse, drain
  • 8 Cups Water
  • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
  • ½ Large Onion
  • ½ Cup Haitian Epis
  • 1 ½ Cup Coarse Yellow Cornmeal Wash, strain
  • 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt Or to taste
  • 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper


  • Wash the beans. In the instant pot, add the dry beans then 8 cups of water. Cook for 30 minutes. It will take the instant pot about 8-10 minutes to come to temperature.
    When the timer goes off, quick release. Strain the beans using a sieve and reserve the water. Do not throw the water away! Set both the water and the beans aside.
    Wash the cornmeal in a sieve until the water runs clear. Set aside.
    cooked black beans straining in sieve.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the oil, and onions, half of the epis about (¼ cup). Stir and cook for 30 seconds. Add the beans. Stir lightly.
    Then add the cornmeal. Next, add the rest of the Epis and salt. Give it a quick stir.
    Add the liquid used to cook the beans. Stir from the bottom to the top. This will help the cornmeal not stick to the bottom.
    cornmeal over beans
  • Cover and reduce the heat to medium low. Stir every 5-7 minutes from the bottom up to avoid sticking. After 20 minutes. Let stir then cover, allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
    Serve warm and enjoy!
    Haitian Mayi Moulen In white plate.



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Serving: 6People | Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 205mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 11mg