Proja is Macedonian salty cake made of corn flour. It's also widely prepared all over Balkan countries. It used to be very popular during poverty period after WW2, but today it is used as an everyday meal. The fancier variant of proja is called projara, so I think this recipe is more for projara than proja. I've included here yogurt, eggs, spinach and nettles seed. It's vary fast to prepare and I usually make this salty cake in the morning for breakfast, while everyone is still asleep.

  • 3 eggs 
  • 150 ml oil
  • 1 cup of yogurt 
  • 1/2 cup acidic water
  • 200 g white cheese 
  • handful of spinach (or more)
  • 2 cups corn flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 sachet baking powder (10 g)
  • 2 tbs nettles seed (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  1. Mix the eggs and salt, then add all the other ingredients to obtain a compact mixture. 
  2. Add the cheese, chopped spinach and nettles seed in the end, mix nice, pour in greased pan (sprinkle sesame seed om top if desired) and put to bake. Bake at 220 C degrees for about half an hour. Check with toothpick if the cake is ready.
  3. Optionally you can add other green leaves, leeks, olives, ham. I've tried different combinations and they are all very tasty.