Cicvara recipe is ancient, traditional dish, popular among west Balkans. You can find different variations in Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia. This Montenegrin dish is typical for Christmas breakfast. It can be also used as a side dish and it is made out of cornflour with local cheese, “kajmak”. 

It is one of the top traditional dishes in Montenegro.


Good old and delicious Cicvara. The traditional dish, ancient cicvara, is a tasty and high-calorie dish.
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Montenegro
Keyword: milk, sour cream
Servings: 6


  • 1.2 l milk
  • 150 g corn flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 600 ml sour cream
  • 100 g butter


  • Add butter, salt and boiling cornmeal to the boiling milk.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, for about 15 minutes.
  • Pour sour cream over the cooked cicvara and serve.


You can also serve cicvara with white coffee or sour milk.

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