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Mbaipy: a correntino dish that ignites the spirit

Mbaipy is a traditional Correntino dish. Special to taste it with a glass of red wine, cool autumn days.


Those fresh autumn days are coming and the body begins to ask us meals with higher calories, those that “ignite” the spirit. Mbaipy is a  traditional food  from the province of Corrientes, ideal to accompany with a good  red wine  .  This dish, of Guaranitic tradition, is usually consumed during the days of Lent . This recipe has a lot of history and a lot to enjoy. Its leisurely elaboration, full of aromas and ingredients, invites us to an experience beyond our palate. Smell that essence that comes from the pot is priceless. And if we add a chamamé in the background, without realizing it we're already in  Corrientes .


  • 1 chicken
  • Parsley
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • 300 g red peel cheese
  • ½ glass oil
  • Salt and pepper taste, cumin and oregano
  • 1 kg cornmeal

 Preparation (for 10 people) 

  1. Brown the onion in a frying pan. Not much.
  2. Add parsley, garlic, celery (well minced), then  chicken chopped  into 10 servings (some prefer to use only breast cut well chiquitita).
  3. Wait with the well-covered pot that each ingredient releases its juices and flavor. Add at this time all seasonings and salt.
  4. Reserve a pot or turkey with hot water.
  5. When the  ingredients  are cooked (you may need a couple of tablespoons of water every while), in a separate bowl dissolve with cold water or arm a homogeneous mixture with the polenta with your hand.
  6. Add the dough well squeak to the prepared pot, as if it were a cream. Slowly pour the necessary hot water so that it does not thicken too much or does not stick (use  wooden spoon ).
  7. To get to the point, it is important to test until the taste of the granulate disappears and becomes soft cream.
  8. Add the cheese, wait for it to melt, and serve.

It is richer if it is prepared in  an iron pot  and the wood fire. Don't miss this delicious mbaipy!

 We suggest you continue reading the following notes: 

gastronomia-argentinaMeals on May 25, 1810
festival-del-lomo-cordobesA cult of good eating

Publication Date: 19/05/2020

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